Hollywood is known for its glitz and glamor, and those houses that you will find there are no exception. From the sprawling mansion that used to belong to Tobey Macguire to Sandra Bullock’s impressive estate, here are some of OROGOLD’s picks of Hollywood’s most eye-catching homes.
Sandra Bullock’s Luxe Estate
The star of The Proposal, Miss Congeniality and a whole array of other movies recently put her Hollywood estate up for rent, and it is definitely an eye-catching property. Situated on Marmont Avenue, the house was originally built in 1942, but has been updated with contemporary architecture. The star of the three bedroom, three bathroom house is the master bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom that boasts a soaking tub as well as a rain shower. Outside, you can find a private stone-decked pool, as well as a spa and an open verandah that offers stunning views of the city.
Tobey Macguire’s Ex-Mansion
Originally built in 1962, this Mediterranean-style house, measuring 4704 square feet, was rebuilt in 1990, and then again in 2002 after it was purchased by Macguire. The courtyard entrance is absolutely stunning, and the infinity pool is one that you definitely wouldn’t mind having in our own backyard! Inside the house, you can find a specially-designed chef’s kitchen, a gym, maid’s quarters, and three large bedrooms. According to the LA Times, Maguire sold his house in 2007 for a whopping $11.5 million!
Penelope Cruz’s Ex-Hollywood Hills Home
A Thai and Balinese-inspired house, this home on the Hollywood Hills used to belong to Penelope Cruz. While the interior of the house may be tastefully designed, with a big emphasis placed on light and space, you will be immediately drawn to the beautiful backyard, featuring a kidney-shaped swimming pool framed by the house’s impeccable architecture and the mountains in the background. This area is perfect for entertaining, with outdoor furniture and a great barbecue. There are also heaters and a fire pit, as well as a cabana, complete with a huge outdoor bed, so any evening chills won’t interrupt the fun.
While many of these homes may seem slightly out of your reach, there are many ways that you too can enjoy the extravagant Hollywood lifestyle, at least for a while. Many eye-catching Hollywood homes are up for rent, either through private holiday home rental companies, or with a more mainstream website such as Airbnb. Whether you are able to stay in them or not, these Hollywood homes are great inspiration for doing up your own house. From a complete renovation that has been inspired by a luxe Hollywood mansion, to small personal touches in the interior that bring some Hollywood glam into every day life, let these Hollywood homes inspire you to make your home even more eye-catching.