Looking for your next dream home? Take a look inside some of the most luxurious properties in the world--once homes to the stars and currently listed for sale. Tour a landmark Italianate in New Orleans that was owned by Anne Rice and explore Bruce Willis's breathtaking timber frame estate in Idaho, plus many others. Hey, we can dream, can't we?
By: MIKE LEYDEN, TABITHA SUKHAI, AND KAREN ZIGA, This Old House online
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Long before Twilight, New Orleans native Anne Rice brought The Vampire Chronicles to the masses. The best-selling author was the owner of a few of the city's landmark Victorian-era homes, including this six-bedroom Italianate-complete with expansive double galleries and an elegant entry-on Saint Charles Avenue. Next, take a look inside.
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One of the many Western estates owned by the Die Hard star, this lakeside Idaho timber frame ranch could be yours for a cool $15 million. The 8,400-square-foot home sits in the middle of a wooded, 20-acre lot. It was originally built in 1984, but Willis ordered quite a bit of remodeling when he picked up the property in 2003. The grounds now feature man-made ponds, streams, waterfalls and a custom pool with waterslides and a rope swing. Next, have a look inside.
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Ashville, North Carolina
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Overlooking the seventh fairway of the upscale Biltmore Forest Country Club golf course, this storybook Tudor-revival-style home is a quite the charmer. Equally charming owner Andie MacDowell-L'Oreal spokesperson and star of the films Four Weddings and a Funeral and Groundhog Day-purchased two vacant lots back in 1998 just to build this this gorgeous home. It features a Vermont slate roof, copper gutters, decorative gargoyles, and columns carved from oaks that once grew where the house now stands. The property also has terraces, balconies, and porches. Next, take a look inside.
See the rest of Andie MacDowell's tudor revival estate here
Beverly Hills, California
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This TV actor may have become famous playing a working grunt for the rich on Desperate Housewives, but things are quite different in the real world. Jesse Metcalfe recently had his Beverly Hills home listed for north of $2 million. The 2,500-square-foot Spanish Colonial Revival abode has four bedrooms and three and a half baths. There is just as much attention to detail outside as there is inside, with an intricate starburst pebble mosaic on the driveway and beautiful paneled-wood garage doors. The backyard features a cascade waterfall and an outdoor kitchen. Next, take a look inside.
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Dr. Frasier Crane himself, actor Kelsey Grammer, has listed this mansion for sale at $7.3 million. The actor-best known for playing the pompous, but likable psychiatrist on Cheers and Frasier-purchased his 8,500-square-foot French eclectic home soon after it was built in 2002. The mansion includes 6 bedrooms and 7 and a half baths, and sits on nearly 1 2/3 acres. Next, have a look inside.
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Jennifer Morrison-best known for her role as Dr. Allison Cameron on the television drama House M.D.-has just listed her house for $979,000, making it the most affordable home on our list. The Mission-style abode was built in 1966 with three bedrooms, two and a half baths. Currently starring in the new show Once Upon a Time, Morrison originally purchased the 2,000-square-foot pad in 2005 for more than $1 million. Next, have a look inside.
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If a rental is more your speed, Oprah is happy to be your landlord for $15,000 a month. Although the multi-media powerhouse and CEO of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), um, owns this lavish Benjamin Marshall Beaux-Arts-style home in Chicago's coveted Gold Coast, she has never actually lived here. But with features that include a solarium, a wine room, and 10-foot ceilings, this property has got to be one of her "favorite things!" The 4,607-square-foot rental has three bedrooms and three baths.
See the rest of Oprah Winfrey's palatial Chicago apartment here
Los Angeles, California
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Leona Lewis, English songstress and winner of the UK competition show X-Factor, is the owner of this stunning Spanish Colonial Revival L.A. home. The singer of the top-ten hit "Bleeding Love" listed this 4,000-square-foot property for sale at $2.5 million. It's nestled in a small, gated community for total privacy. A beautiful Herringbone-paved drive and an entry shade arbor are welcoming exterior additions. The backyard features lush gardens, impressive views, a heated pool, and a hot tub. Next, have a look inside.
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