In case scooping up a gorgeous new residence in a prime locale isn’t enough, each of these properties comes with extra caché: a legend lived here.
Heidi Klum’s California Villa
Brentwood Country Estates, Brentwood, California
Supermodel and Emmy-award-winning producer of “Project Runway,” Heidi Klum bestowed her personal touch when she redesigned this European country-style manse. In the library, an ebonized wood bookcase from Napoleon’s country home in France. In the master suite, a professionally customized dressing/styling room. Everywhere, French doors that open onto terraces and patios. 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms. 8.5 acres with secret gardens and hiking trails
Offered at USD$25,000,000
Contact Lynn Teschner, The Agency, Beverly Hills, (424) 231-2398
Mark Twain’s Stormfield
Mark Twain Lane, Redding, Connecticut
“It is the most out of the world… and in every way satisfactory home I have had experience of in my life,” Mark Twain once opined about Stormfield. In 1909, Thomas Edison filmed Twain strolling its paths and enjoying tea with his daughters on the veranda (viewable on Youtube). Surrounded by rolling hills and perfect small towns, its 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms were faithfully restored after a fire in 1925.
Offered at USD $4,000,000
Contact Deborah Durkee, William Pitt Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, (203) 417-4983
Sir Patrick Stewart’s Pied-à-terre Penthouse
118 West 79th Street, Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York
This Pre-WWII penthouse is dramatic and commanding yet unassuming, like the actor himself who is still unstoppable at age 74. Use it for vacationing and entertaining and you’ll be of the same mind as Sir Stewart. The 1,100 sq ft terrace replicates the Old World charm of a European garden, yet provides forever views of Central Park. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
Offered at USD$3,795,000
Contact Brian Lewis, Halstead Property, (212) 381-2252
Katharine Hepburn’s Fenwick
10 Mohegan Avenue, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
In the 1930s and 1940s, Howard Hughes landed his seaplane on the water near this front door where his lion-hearted sweetheart, Katharine Hepburn, lived. The only person to have ever won four Academy Awards for Best Actor or Actress, Hepburn weathered sun and storms in her career and personal life but always found solace at Fenwick. Recently renovated. 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms. Serene, 400-year-old beach community.
Offered at USD $14,800,000
Contact Colette Harron, William Pitt Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, (860) 304-2391
Jane Fonda’s Forked Lightning Ranch
Sante Fe, New Mexico
Busy again after a hiatus, one of America’s most influential icons, Jane Fonda is parting with her retreat on the banks of the Pecos River. Its new owner can work out in the aerobics queen’s own gym or read accounts of her outspoken activism while seated amidst traditional adobe architecture, reclaimed wood beams and antique doors. 13 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, equestrian facility. 2,300 acres.
Offered at USD $19,500,000
Contact Mike Swan, Swanland Company, (866) 999-7342