Hot property: 5 homes that offer a taste of Oscar glory

Dwellings with drama

As another year of the Oscars rolls around – and a fresh set of hopefuls await a golden gong – we take a look at homes with their very own connections to the awards. From a Malibu beachside hideaway, to a sprawling New Mexico ranch, these homes have dramatic pedigree.

Audrey Hepburn’s Palm Springs home

Audrey Hepburn's Palm Springs home
Photography: via Estately

This recently renovated midcentury mansion – on the market for $3.7 million – has been home to a host of stars, including Oscar-winners Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. Designed by John Porter Clark, the five-bedroom house spans 4,449 square feet. Huge pivoting glass walls open onto a one-acre garden with views of the nearby mountains.

Tom Ford’s New Mexico ranch

Tom Ford's New Mexico ranch designed by Tadao Ando
Photography: via Kevin Bobolsky Group

On sale for an eye-watering $75 million, Tom Ford’s Cerro Pelon Ranch in Santa Fe is yet to be snapped up. Its Tadao Ando-designed concrete compound is set in 20,000 acres of land, which also includes riding areas, guesthouses and even its own wild west movie set. Ford remains an Oscar hopeful, although the director’s 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Malibu home

Leonardo DiCaprio's Malibu home
Photography: via Zillow

Located right beside the sea, this wooden-floored seaside hideaway is on the market for just shy of $10 million. Owned by Leonardo DiCaprio – who won a long-awaited Oscar for best actor in 2016 – the 6,969 square foot property offers plenty of space for post-beach lounging, and includes a private hot tub on its front deck. If you’re after something a little bigger, the actor’s Modernist home in Palm Springs is also up for rent, but it’ll set you back $4,500 per night.

Jeff Bridges’ Montecito estate

Jeff Bridges home Montecito
Photography: via Sotheby’s International Realty

Jeff Bridges – nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Hell or High Water – has listed his 19.5 acre estate in Montecito, California for $18.5 million. Set alongside verdant gardens, and with views of both the nearby mountains and ocean, this five-bedroom home even has its own music studio on site. And if you’re planning to have guests over, there’s also a separate two-bedroom cottage to tuck them away in.

Jane Fonda’s Beverly Hills mansion

Jane Fonda's home in Beverley Hills
Photography: Marc Angeles, via Trulia

For $12.5 million you can own two-time Oscar-winner Jane Fonda’s Beverly Hills home, which occupies a 36,000 square foot site and includes a meditation garden, views across the ocean. One for the more eco-minded buyer, the four-bedroom property has a solar-heated pool, photovoltaic panels and bamboo flooring.

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