As one of the leading global brokers of premium residential and commercial real estate, as well as yachts and aircraft, Engel & Völkers has a reputation for discerning taste and luxury. With unrivalled expertise, each of our individual hubs in countries around the world has its own character and a host of dedicated local experts who share our commitment to excellence. It’s no wonder, then, that some of our clients spend their lives on the red carpet or running successful global businesses, and turn to us when searching for an exclusive celebrity home. We believe in a philosophy of balance; that hard work and success should be matched with time spent relaxing and enjoying the hobbies that light the spark inside you. We strive to provide every customer with a space that helps them achieve that.
We have offices in some of the most fantastic locations across the globe, from the glamorous Cannes to bustling Madrid, from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Cape Town. We like to be right at the heart of the action – and the property scene – wherever we are. Being in such sought-after locations means we often run into celebrities looking to expand their real estate portfolio or find perfect under-the-radar homes. It’s no secret that Formula 1 drivers need a base in Monaco and that there are hundreds of celebrity houses in the city: Jenson Button, Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas own just a few of Monaco’s star homes. On the other side of the Pacific, Vancouver is awash with celebrity real estate, with Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen and singer Bryan Adams all living in mansions there.
Inside celebrity homes, a few things are 'must haves', whether it's a low-key hideaway or a statement home. Discerning buyers are often looking for privacy, which can mean anything from high-quality security to a rural property away from the crowds. Historic estates often appeal not only for their privacy, but also because of their prestige and uniqueness – the Manor of Clairefontaine, Deauville Castle and the palace at Quinta de São Sebastião all fit the bill. Whatever the climate, for some a pool is one of life’s greatest luxuries, while for others tennis courts are key to a relaxing home environment. Some of our properties are snapped up first and foremost for their perfect locations, like villas in the Swiss hills or the canton of Ticino. For second homes, the sea is a huge draw, with properties like the Casa Estrella in Mexico or a picturesque Sardinian villa boasting magnificent views and huge lifestyle benefits.
Find out about celebrity houses for sale and what celebrity home interiors are like, as well as more insider news on these stunning homes.