Actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently paid out $7.1 million for the Los Angeles home Modern family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Formerly owned by singer Gwen Stefani, the elegant Spanish Colonial-style mansion belongs to DiCaprio’s mother, Irmelin Indenbirken. A few years ago, he bought a house for his father, George DiCaprio, for $4.9 million.
DiCaprio has acquired a real estate portfolio that Ellen DeGeneres could envy. Some of his collection: a Los Angeles home he bought from Madonna in the 1990s, a mid-century modern Palm Springs home built for entertainer Dinah Shore that he bought in 2014, and a $$ Malibu home 23 million that he bought in 2017.
But all his purchases do not remain in his portfolio. Some are given as gifts to relatives. Like many Hollywood celebrities, where to invest their money has always been an issue, and many have opted for real estate security.
While some stars have moved their real estate investments out of California due to high taxes, DiCaprio owns most of his properties in The Golden State, except for an apartment in New York City and an island in Belize. He still lives in his semi-detached house on Sunset Strip, just a 30-minute drive from his parents in Los Feliz.
The Spanish Colonial-style gated home in the Los Feliz neighborhood occupies nearly 5,000 square feet with four bedrooms and six bathrooms. The property has formal living and dining rooms with high ceilings and romantic Juliette balconies overlooking each. Built in 1928 and completely updated, the careful execution of the work has preserved and enhanced the details of the period, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
Arched doorways, tiled roofs and floors, multiple fireplaces, stylish bathrooms, spiral staircases, an intricately carved entry door, and inlaid ceilings add to the rustic, chic style. Stained glass windows give color and character. The kitchen diner has all the bells and whistles that make it both beautiful and functional, and the family room can alternatively be used as a media room with its drop-down screen.
Nearly all rooms open out onto the landscaped terraces, colorful gardens, courtyards, fountains and views of the Griffith Observatory. There is also a detached bathroom by the pool and spa and a detached zen meditation yoga room. Enjoy a tour of the property here.
Following in the footsteps of other Hollywood A-Listers such as Scarlett Johansson, Kurt Russell, Keanu Reeves, Anne Hathaway and Ben Affleck, DiCaprio has created a Netflix sci-fi comedy film starring Jennifer Lawrence, don’t look up, which will be released in late 2021. The film tells the story of two low-ranking astronomers who must go on a massive media tour to warn humanity of an approaching comet that will destroy Earth.