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Pop goes your property budget – buying homes like a superstar

Pop princess Taylor Swift has just spent almost $10 million buying a single apartment in Manhattan. She already owns three apartments in the same block in trendy Tribeca, meaning she has an incredible $50m worth of property in just one building.

Obviously few of us house hunters have the superstar singer’s cash to splash on the home of our dreams. She can simply ­– ahem – Shake It Off when the bank statement drops through one of her many letterboxes.

But let’s for a minute imagine money is no object for you when it comes to perusing potential purchases. Let’s for a minute play fantasy house hunting. You’ve got a few million dollars to drop on the home of your dreams. So, let’s start with some property that celebrities are currently trying to sell, not buy.

Harry’s Hollywood hideaway

One Direction bad boy Harry Styles is looking for an incredible $8m for his Hollywood home. The gated property, which has three bedrooms and five bathrooms, overlooks Sunset Strip with a terrace boasting amazing views over Los Angeles.

Prefer something a little quieter? Johnny Depp leaves Captain Jack Sparrow behind to get back to nature on his farm in Lexington, Kentucky. The six-bedroom farm has an asking price of $2.9m, so a lot more affordable than Harry’s LA pad. No mention if Johnny’s including any livestock in the sale…

For an eyewatering $16.995m, you can walk in the footsteps of Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone, who shot the 1992 thriller Basic Instinct in a stunning home in Carmel, on the northern Californian coast.

Designed by the renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the 12,000sq ft house has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, 12 – TWELVE! – fireplaces and two kitchens. It also sits in two acres of land with pools, a spa and a grotto. What’s not to love about this place?

Game, set and match for Serena’s mansion

Staying in California, tennis superstar Serena Williams has put her Bel Air mansion on the market, a snip at $12m. Sitting in two-and-a-half acres, the six-bedroom home was built in 1935 during the golden age of Hollywood, reflected in the grand semi-circular living-room with wraparound French doors.

And you could be Taylor Swift’s neighbour if you snap up Jennifer Lopez’s Manhattan penthouse – but only if you have $27m to hand over to the actress and singer. For that price tag, you do get four bedrooms and an extraordinary 3,000sq ft of terraces to look out over the historic Flatiron district.

For something a little more affordable but still with the x-factor, it has to be Dannii Minogue’s Battersea flat. With two bedrooms and two private balconies offering views over the Thames and the London skyline, Dannii’s home is the perfect city bolthole. And it’s yours for a cheap-at-half-the-price £675,000.

No matter your budget, Fridaysmove can help secure the home of your dreams. Call 0800 038 6446 or get an instant, no-obligation quote.

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