Published on: Nov 4, 2015
Have you ever wondered how Hollywood icons lived? What did their ultra-luxurious homes look like? Don’t be afraid, because we have all the answers. The Most Expensive Homes made a selection of 10 incredible Hollywood vintage mansions and show you how stars like Sophia Loren, James Dean, Elvis Presley, and other iconic names lived in the comfort of their homes. Take a look!
Sophia Loren poses for photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, in 1964, in the master bedroom of Villa Sara, her 16th-century house near Rome.
Elvis Presley enjoying his guitar in his 15-foot-long sofa at his iconic Graceland Mansion.
The ranch-style house sat on five and a half acres and the interiors were filled with Asian art and furniture, picked by John Wayne during his worldwide travels.
The Mediterranean Revival mansion in Los Angeles where Jane Mansfield lived with her second husband, Mr. Universe 1955 Mickey Hargitay, was a paradise of rose-color excess, thanks to set designer Glenn Holse.
In the mid-1950s, actress Ava Gardner decorated her newly built brick house at La Moraleja, a suburb of Madrid, with antiques she purchased at local shops.
On the top floor of a five-story, 19th-century redbrick townhouse, Dean’s New York City home was furnished with bohemian casualness. The actor lived in the rented space, off and on, from 1953 until his death in a car crash two years later.
Fred Astaire built his Beverly Hills residence in 1959, five years after the death of his first wife, socialite Phyllis Potter. The bachelor pad’s living room featured comfortable modern upholstered furniture clad in lively patterned fabrics, and walls hung with contemporary art.
In 1938, actress Joan Bennett commissioned architect Wallace Neff to design her 14-room house in the west Los Angeles neighborhood of Holmby Hills in her favorite French Provincial style.
Humphrey Bogart and his third wife, actress Mayo Methot, called their 1920s Los Angeles house Sluggy Hollow—the name alluded to their famously contentious relationship.
Pacific Palisades was the California town where actor Gregory Peck and his first wife, Eine “Greta” Kukkonen, a Finnish former makeup artist, purchased a 1930s house designed by legendary architect Cliff May, famed for his ranch-style aesthetic and a sophisticated appreciation of indoor-outdoor living.
Source: Architectural Digest