Top 10 Ridiculous, Obnoxious, and Just Plain Ugly Celebrity Houses

What type of house would you live in or build if you were a celebrity? Would you build a home that depicts your hobbies, or would you build a place that is so “you” or so overpriced that you couldn’t sell it no matter how hot the market? With those questions in mind, we sought the ten top most ridiculous, obnoxious, and just plain ugly celebrity pads around. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so what we think is tacky might seem gorgeous and practical to another beholder…The list below is in no particular order. While the sites are numbered, the numbering does not indicate that we favor one site over another or that they are listed in order of value.

  1. Britney's Malibu HomeBritney Spears: According to public records, Spears purchased the Malibu, California house through her Love Shack Trust in October 2004 for $6,300,000. The 7,400 square foot home boasts a pool, a spa, tennis court and gym, a maid’s quarters, seven bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms. Spears put the home on the market in January 2007 for $13.5 million, but the price dropped in March to $11.8 million. The house, which is located in the exclusive gated Serra Retreat area where such stars as Mel Gibson live, may have priced itself out of the market for the moment. Additionally, rumor has it that the gated estate was too overly-customized to Mr. and Mrs. Spears’ tastes. According to the linked source, “A bar in every room was too over-the-top for the average potential buyer in that price range – not to mention the lavish poolside bar built over which once was the tennis court.” This past March, papers were served to Britney and she was almost evicted because she hadn’t paid the rent. It appears that Britney’s financial team screwed up, but that all payments now are current.
  2. Travolta's Airport HomeJohn Travolta: No, this isn’t an airline terminal. It’s the home of John Travolta and family, built specifically to house his Gulfstream and Boeing 707B. The home is located immediately off a main airstrip in Ocala, Florida, and it’s designed so his jets can taxi right up to two outbuildings connected to the main structure that’s shaped like a truncated air-control tower. Although the property came equipped with a 7,500-foot runway, Travolta extended the taxiway to reach the house. Actress Kelly Preston, Travolta’s wife, can tell when John’s home, as the planes are visible from the living area inside the home. If that’s not enough airline for you, wait until you see the mural in the dining area that was culled from a 1937 Fortune magazine ad. Diners can pretend they’re eating in the lobby of a 1930s Paris airport.
  3. NeverlandMichael Jackson: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch served as the pop singer’s private amusement park and home when the facility opened in 1988, but it’s no longer in operation. This ridiculous property, which lies over 2,800 acres, contains a zoo, a theme park with Ferris wheel, merr-go-round, zipper, spider, sea dragon, wave swinger, super slide, dragon wagon kiddie roller coaster, and bumper cars. Named for Neverland, the fantastical island in the story of Peter Pan where children never grow up, the ranch is located near Los Olivos, California. As of March, 2008, the property remains in foreclosure proceedings, with a possible auction slated unless Jackson clears his debt. The auction may be forestalled by a loan extension offered by his loan holder Fortress Investments, according to Fox News.
  4. Rennert EstateIra Rennert: Rennert, a publicity-shy billionaire founder of the Renco Group, is known more for his obnoxious New York Hamptons home than he is for anything else. This mansion is considered one of the largest occupied residential compounds in America, and – if put on the market – may be the valued as the most expensive home on earth. The home sits on 63 acres, and the buildings cover over 110,000 square feet including the 66,000 square foot main house. The main building contains a 91-foot long dining room, 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms. Fair Field, named after the adjoining Fairfield Pond, also contains a bowling alley, tennis and squash courts, and a $150,000 hot tub.
  5. Spelling MansionCandy Spelling: Producer Aaron Spelling tore down Bing Crosby’s old home to build this ridiculous 56,000-square-foot, 123-room Los Angeles, California estate. Unarguably the largest estate in California, this hotel-sized mansion sports a bowling alley and a single room devoted entirely to gift wrapping. While rumors ran rampant that Aaron’s widow, Candy, would sell the home in 2006 following Aaron’s death, Candy dispelled the rumors and continues to reside alone in the mansion. Candy Spelling is the mother of Tori and Randy Spelling, both actors. Candy and Tori have remained hot in celebrity mags, thanks to their feuds over Aaron’s inheritance, Tori’s portrayal of her mother in a VH1 sitcom, and other family feudal issues.
  6. Will and Jada Smith's castleWill Smith: This is Will and Jada Smith’s ridiculously obnoxious mansion, located in California. Their estate is described as a Calabasas castle, as it has its own lake, basketball court, tennis court and a pair of private par threes in the backyard. The estate took over seven years to build at $20 million. Smith stated, “The problem is that you build your dream home, but then you’re seven years older so it’s the house you used to want real bad!” By 2004, when they had seven months until they could move in, Smith added, “We’ve got about seven more months (before we move in). Everybody is excited because we went (to the house) and we let the kids come in and they picked out their rooms. Some of them are not gonna live there because they’re gonna have their own home by the time we actually move in!” The Smith family was forced to leave this home in 2005 when a bush fire threatened to destroy it and several other houses in the same area.
  7. Donald Trump EstateDonald Trump: Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida mansion was primed for the real estate market in 2006, and this 80,000-square-foot estate was priced at $125 million well before the housing meltdown. This obnoxious mansion, which resembles a civic center, totals 62,000 square feet, with nine bedrooms, a ballroom, media room, art gallery, beauty salon, and a 4,100-square-foot conservatory. Additionally, the 6.5-acre property with 475 feet of ocean frontage includes two guest houses, a pool, and parking for 40 cars. Trump purchased the estate for $41.35 million in a 2004 Florida bankruptcy-court auction. Trump renovated Maison de l’Amitié during his tenure, and during the sale it was listed as the most expensive home on the market anywhere in the U.S.
  8. Aspen estateSaudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz: Shortly after His Royal Highness Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz was appointed Secretary-General of the National Security Council by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah on October 16, 2005, he put his house in Aspen, Colorado up for sale. His reason for purchasing this home, which sits on 95 acres, includes his position as Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States of America from October 24, 1983 to September 8, 2005. However, it appears that His Highness rarely stayed at this U.S. palace. The main portion of the house, which is larger than the White House, includes 16 bathrooms, 15 bedrooms, stables, a tennis court, an indoor swimming pool, outdoor water features and a snowmelt driveway. The price? At the time, the asking price was $135 million, ten million more than what Trump asked for his Palm Beach estate. The Prince took the house off the market in November 2007 after a lack of offers.
  9. Michael VickMichael Vick: The former quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons is languishing in jail and no longer lives in this somewhat tacky Surrey County, Virginia home since he was convicted for dog fighting. The house includes 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a white brick exterior, hardwood floors, and a full basketball court in the backyard. Although the Surry County, Virginia Commissioner of the Revenue stated the dwelling itself is valued at $647,000, and the 15 acres of land upon which the home sits was valued at $100,000, it would be very spooky to live in a home where this celebrity buried dog carcasses. The home sits across the street from a Baptist Church and is surrounded by a large, white fence and was sold at auction in November 2007.
  10. Turkey HillMartha Stewart: Would you pay $8.9 million for this house? That’s what Martha Stewart wants for her Westport, Connecticut home called “Turkey Hill.” The Georgian style house sports nine bedrooms, three baths, several outbuildings and “the nicest garden in town.” However, we feel that – given Martha’s gift for creativity – this house really is a turkey. At least it has plenty of room to roam on 4.03 acres. But, that wallpaper effect on the stairwell needs to go (follow the link to view the images).

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  1. Carly
    April 10, 2008

    That last house is beautiful!

  2. Cookie
    April 10, 2008

    Martha Stewart’s Turkey Hill house is gorgeous! Why is it here?

    April 10, 2008

    I concur, the last house doesn’t belong on a list with those sprawling, shopping mall inspired, nightmares.

  4. Justin
    April 10, 2008

    This nonsense just goes to prove money can’t buy good taste. At least Bill Gate’s house has some practicality to it.

    What a waste.

    And I wonder how much the Saudi Royal family donates to the poor arabs living in Iraq.

  5. beautyhairstyles
    April 10, 2008

    hey, that martha stewart’s house looks nice, but over priced

  6. JHS
    April 14, 2008

    Thanks for participating in this week’s Carnival of Family Life, hosted at On the Horizon tomorrow, April 14, 2008! Be sure to drop by and check out all of the other excellent entries this week!

  7. thunk
    April 17, 2008

    All ugly & obnoxious, except the saudi’s, which is has a beautiful design, but is still obnoxious, and Martha’s which is just plain ugly.

  8. antonia
    April 20, 2008

    I would like to have one of these ridiculous house…. =)

  9. hi
    April 22, 2008

    hahaha, my aunt and uncle live on the same street as will smith. the gates to his house are ridiculous.

  10. Eliza
    April 25, 2008

    Ok yeah I don’t like that wallpaper in Martha Stewart’s house, but that’s easy enough to change… I think the exterior of the house and its location is beautiful… and Westport is expensive, so for the area it’s probably not that overpriced.. of course it’s still all ridiculous

  11. fredduu
    May 16, 2008

    the 8th and the first was nice, i wouldn’t say no to any of them

  12. riiiiiiccccccckkkkkkkyyyyy
    June 08, 2008

    i think all of them r nice. i wouldn’t mind living in any of those.
    the only one that kindda deserves to be on the list is no. 8 and it’s not even that bad..!!!!!

  13. Perez
    June 09, 2008

    Why is Michael Vicks home on there …What Not OJ’s or Scott Peterson’s or Robert Blakes …Come on …LOL

  14. no name
    June 12, 2008

    I wanna go to the neverland ranch for my birthday! isnt it like a kids camp?

  15. adriana
    July 21, 2008

    all of these houses look magnifecent,but you should go to tiger wood’s now that is amazing and beautiful.

  16. rene
    July 25, 2008

    candy spellings house is huge i gust love it it has 123 rooms+it has a bolling alley inside the house3.

  17. Nathan
    August 13, 2008

    In my opion itz there money and if they feel comfortable in these houses then leeve them b itz not our place 2 tell these ppl how 2 spend their money or where 2 live so most of u negetive ppl and the writer of dis article jus need mind their buisness!!!

  18. Bella
    August 16, 2008

    LOL- I like Travolta’s mini “half a car port” for his commuter plane. Some people can’t even back a compact car out of their driveway, let alone park without scraping or hitting something and this guy has an airplane he can park on a dime in a small enclosure without dinging anything!

    The Travolta’place also looks like no kids live there, and what Italian abode doesn’t have at least one old-country/lace covered couch hermetically sealed in plastic so no one can ever ever sit on it. And where are all the crucifixes? Tisk, tisk.

  19. nicole
    September 01, 2008

    how amazing what money can do, a dream would definitely come true. having your dream house is a fullfilment though

  20. nicole
    September 01, 2008

    i just felt sorry for will smith, after waiting for 7 years he’s family didnot really enjoy the house!!! how bad could it be

  21. heba
    September 03, 2008

    omg i love will smiths house its awesome

  22. lexy
    October 20, 2008

    i love will smith’s house.its big true but its great after all he has 3 children to run around in it.its not as though its jus him and jada in dat mansion.ITS NICE!!!!!!!!!!

  23. carrie
    October 29, 2008

    I agree it is rediculous, no one int he entire world needs this much space. It is an irresponsible thing to do with all of that money, it is a waste of what could be beautiful surrounding scenary. what is candy spelling going to do with 123 rooms… no one even likes the woman there is no way she ever gets that many house guests. It is actually almost disgusting to thing of how radical some people are and how much like they like to flaunt what they have. especially those like… say britney spears who really has no talent and achieved what she has based on the way she looks half naked while there are hundreds of struggling talented people out there who live in mom and dads basement because they dont fill out a bikini quite as well. repulsive

  24. Joy
    November 10, 2008

    Two points: Who the heck wants to live at the end of a runway? I don’t care how much money you put into soundproofing it; your floors will vibrate and the noise must be deafening! Second, Vick’s house should have been taken by the court and given to the nearest animal welfare group to use in rehabilitation of animals who have been abused. Bet news would start to get around that homes and cars will be lost if found guilty of dog/cock/horse fighting.

  25. ITC
    November 18, 2008

    John Travolta seems to be a little crazy. This is not normal …

  26. casey baumbach
    December 08, 2008

    I cannot stand Martha Stewart,but her pad,is tastefull and inviting!

  27. samantha campo
    January 10, 2009

    they are not ridiculous to me. but anyway beauty is the eyes of the beholder. . /

  28. joe_dirt
    January 20, 2009

    Marthas house is almost nothing compared to other homes of Non-celebrities in her town.. there are some really nice homes and some tacky, really ugly estates as well… Money cant help style folks!

  29. romello
    February 20, 2009

    will & jada got tht money

  30. ali1997
    February 28, 2009

    the house of Will Smith is just so pretty!!!!!!!!!!

  31. k sopher
    March 11, 2009

    your fxxxing dreaming martha,

  32. Caity
    April 07, 2009

    I live near Martha Stewart’s, I’ve seen it, no one’s gonna buy it for $8.9 million

  33. kaylee
    April 08, 2009

    fyi martha your house is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome and so is micheal jordans but yours is too

  34. jasmine
    May 14, 2009

    damn those are some bog sexy houses. wiosh i had one lke that

  35. JAZMIN
    May 14, 2009

    those are sum nice ass house dam i wish i lived there!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. kzte
    May 30, 2009

    this homes r nice…STOP HATIN!!! CUZ I LIE IN ONE OF THEM!!!

  37. paris
    June 02, 2009

    i think htey are all ugly. my house is way bigger than theres!

  38. Charlotte Home Listings
    June 21, 2009

    … only goes to prove that well does not buy taste! Many of these homes are just big, not pretty. I love the Vick home, though!!

  39. anonomous
    June 26, 2009

    house umber 5 was beautiful

  40. joy
    September 10, 2009

    will and jada ‘s castle is nice, but the aspen ‘s estate is ridiculous those trees make the house the way the rest are good looking, but michael jackson is just a gate you can see anything else .

  41. jasmine
    September 16, 2009

    love the last house

  42. Alina
    September 21, 2009

    OMG i really like MichealJcksons home iwanan go der on my n-day

  43. BudH
    December 02, 2009

    The only thing ridiculous and obnoxious here is your ability to evaluate property.

  44. zilda Santos
    February 02, 2010

    We forget what’s important as it’s been around since even before any of us were born. Soon it will be gone. It’s only beautiful if it’s never been seen before and never will be seen again in one’s lifetime. They build at the cost of destroying and plant a tree (so to speak) to rebuild what’s been destroyed. It takes centuries for a single tree to mature and seconds to tear it down. But mother nature will and has shown us who wins in the end!

  45. laura
    February 03, 2010

    wowwww johnnnn travoltasss howseee is majourrrr xxx

  46. Nelli
    March 02, 2010

    The homes of the rich and famous reflect the general mentality of late modernity: let’s have lots of gadgets and functionality, nevermind the architectural beauty. Some of the above houses do imitate architectural styles that are truly stunning but in a way that seems half-arsed. What is the point of building a neo-Baroque revival sort of structure if the backyard looks like a gawdy holiday resort?

  47. Cassidy the hooker
    March 04, 2010

    I love Madison. She is beautiful!!

  48. Cassidy the hooker
    March 04, 2010


  49. diane
    March 26, 2010

    what money can buy I hope their homes make them happy.I like Martha’s. It is down home, not showy for a wealthy women. Good taste Martha

  50. sally
    March 26, 2010

    hate Brits #1 house. She is pretty but the biggest slut of all.Why does she diserve a house like this when she doesnt deserve it. sluts belong in hell

  51. taylor
    April 02, 2010

    there not all that bad

  52. taylor
    April 02, 2010

    i wish that paqy wasent rich and who is he

  53. Sheridan-Poppy
    April 18, 2010

    All the houses are not that bad. But if I ever had my own mall, it would look like Will Smiths house. I do have to say, Marths’s doesn’t belong there, her’s is plain and simple, with a classy touch.

  54. Lloyd *
    April 23, 2010

    I placed a bid for this property today.

  55. Kai T.
    April 30, 2010

    Big and obnoxious or not, the people that paid to build them, or move into them did so why? Because they CAN!! Those were their dream houses, NOT YOURS!! So let’s stop hating on them or their houses, simply because we’re not in a place financially to live in the same manner. If any of you had the opportunity to reside in any one of these houses free of charge, YOU! WOULD!! Don’t lie to yourselves. They’re all unique estates in they’re own distinct way.

  56. busker
    June 01, 2010

    Those thing are full of shit like top universities now some of them are suffering like Britney

  57. bozer
    June 01, 2010

    last one is like church i don’t like it….dam

  58. job ballard
    June 22, 2010

    wow! smiths house is massive!!! he should make like 7 pounds and split it to house more poeple!!!

  59. rachel
    July 16, 2010

    THESE HOUSE ARE NOT PLAIN i dont like martha and michael vick but the rest of the houses are the most coolest i wish i could live in will smith house

    July 17, 2010

    I agree. Leave these people (and their real bad taste) alone. It is mostly new money and new money does not necessarily bring good taste.

    What interests me is that I will bet a dime on a dollar all these folks are quite politically liberal. You know….do what I say not what I do.

  61. Laringo
    August 02, 2010

    I like the last house, exactly the opposite of the other nightmares.

  62. Seychellen Hotels
    August 25, 2010

    Great information. Nice to see how they live.

  63. Robha
    September 05, 2010

    i luv will smiths and they are not plainnn!
    i wish i could

  64. Svetlana
    September 15, 2010

    Why is the last one on this list? LoL anyways i think the most ridiculous one is the Smith’s. SEVEN YEARS. I rather sleep in a trailer park. I take it back.

  65. xAngiieJacksonx
    October 21, 2010

    WTF Michael Jackson’s house is beautiful

  66. yazmine williams
    November 13, 2010

    i think the smiths family house was gigantic it was very beautiful good luck to the smith family and i wish you luck and i think this house should not be on the most ridiculous and obnoxious houses because i bet this house is bigger then there dream house!!!! in your face website creater!

    – yazmine williams

  67. Priyal
    November 21, 2010

    What the hell all the houses are beautiful why r they on this list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. bobby
    February 15, 2011

    here in the our country people are happy with just a shanty…… give your excess to the poor…weee…

  69. nicky
    March 23, 2011

    wow cant believe that people actually lives in such big houses. what do u do in a 28bedroom home when ur only 5people living in it? i guess if u have money than you can spend it as you wish. i wouldnt say no to such a beautifull huge house!!!!

  70. arpad
    April 09, 2011

    these people acheived something you never will and for charity im sure u donate 500 of every paycheck eh doesnt matter if there rich its what they make. why dont u move into a smaller place so u can afford to give ur money to charities. wasting money. well i guess those people who built it didnt support there families off it. i bet they have so much money it built it self.

  71. farah zainol
    April 29, 2011

    I want the third house! Pretty! XD

  72. Real Estate Services
    May 26, 2011

    Would you build a home that depicts your hobbies, or would you build a place that is so “you” or so overpriced that you couldn’t sell it no matter how hot the market….

  73. Anna
    June 05, 2011

    the Neverland is very big houses, thanks

  74. 2mashaa
    June 13, 2011

    the houses look great and nice to live in

  75. Crystal
    June 15, 2011

    what a huge waste of space

  76. John Phillips
    June 16, 2011

    I live in beverly hills and my house is only about 9.7 million US, mike’s home is so ugly.

  77. Nicolas
    July 28, 2011

    We see that the person who wrote this “article”, he is a jealous and judgmental. You should show your home to feel the criticism seriously.

  78. John Faux
    August 02, 2011

    most of the readers here are stupid stupid stupid. This article is about stupid Americans… and yes I am part of the American way of life. Martha’s house is one more testament to us idiots supporting twits like her -and her greed!!

  79. Escort bayanlar
    September 01, 2011

    woow thanks

  80. mattie mujuuka
    September 12, 2011

    truthfully speaking i like martha stewarts house just that its too plain n over priced.she needs to put some colour to it.

  81. Ash
    September 18, 2011

    These houses r so big but only have a few bedrooms/bathrooms….?! Crazy…

  82. Pranay
    October 31, 2011

    The first nine are pretty ridiculous but the last one looks pretty good

  83. Faithe
    December 03, 2011

    None of theses houses are ugly!!!

  84. swati goswami
    February 09, 2012

    britneys home ..very big.

  85. Alicia Pastor
    April 12, 2013

    Muchas gracias, es justo lo que buscaba. Un beso!

  86. ajekie verah
    July 02, 2015

    the smiths home is pretty not ugly

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