Rock Star Homes
Posted July 11th, 2012 | by The Update
From CNBC: Musicians often have humble beginnings to their careers, sometimes playing on a subway platform or performing on the street for spare change. For the lucky ones who attain super stardom, they can afford previously unheard-of luxuries. And some of them buy star-worthy homes.
Check out these ultra-luxurious homes of rock and pop stars:
Steven Tyler’s Hawaiian Paradise
Aerosmith front man and “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler picked up this getaway for himself and his fiancée, Erin Brady. The Wall Street Journal reported that although the home was listed for $6.5 million, Tyler snagged it for $4.8 million. The bay-front property is in a Maui nature preserve and has an infinity edge saltwater pool and plenty of deck space to take in the view. The home blends indoor and outdoor space beautifully. If you must focus on the indoors, the most unusual feature is the aquarium tower (pictured at lower left), reminiscent of the much larger one at the aquarium in Aerosmith’s hometown, Boston .
Alicia Keys’ Chic New York Penthouse
This SoHo triplex penthouse (also pictured on the cover slide) last belonged to Lenny Kravitz, but has more recently been the love nest of Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz. Their master bedroom suite with spa is accessed via a floating glass staircase, and it has a private terrace. Other rock star-worthy, unheard-of-in-Manhattan features include keyed elevator entry, a walk-in butler’s pantry, a glass-encased formal dining room overlooking the East River, plus another 3,000 square feet of terrace space.
Madonna’s Manhattan Mansion
Madonna’s real estate comings and goings of recent years have included properties far from her native Michigan — in London, the English countryside of Wiltshire, and of course New York. The New York Post reported that her Upper East Side mansion (pictured here), which was completed last year, would have a hair salon, an elevator, two master bedrooms, a wine cellar, a playroom, a two-car garage, and a closet just for storing luggage. The Real Estalker reported that Madonna has quietly put her Beverly Hills estate on the market for $28 million.
Chris Daughtry’s Carolina Dream Home
Chris Daughtry may have only come in fourth place in the fifth season of “American Idol,” but since then, his album with his band Daughtry became one of the fastest-selling debuts in rock history. The house he bought right after his stint on “Idol” is now on the market. The gated brick home on 2.38 acres is rather flavorless except for the salt in its saltwater pool and hot tub. It also has a double-height entrance hall, a putting green, walnut floors, a wood hood in the kitchen and a workshop in the garage.
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