Which Celeb has the best house

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During the coronavirus lockdown, we’ve been lucky (or unlucky) enough to get a sneak peak inside some of our favourite celebrities’ homes, whether it be through selfies or live streams on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Many have looked on enviously as celebrities have enjoyed a life of luxury during lockdown with their own private swimming pools, tennis courts and golf courses, while the only option for the rest of us has been to binge watch 15 year old episodes of The Office on Netflix.

But, this got us thinking, which celebrity actually owns the most extravagant home? We looked around, but no one has done a comparison between celebrity homes – until now. To answer the question, Get Me My Mortgage the specialist mortgage website for bad credit mortgagesself employed mortgages and bridging loans took Forbes’ top 50 best paid celebrities 2020 and compared five aspects of each of their homes, including:

  • Number of bedrooms
  • Number of bathrooms
  • Amount of living space
  • Amount of outdoor space
  • Value of home

Scroll down to find out which celebrity home comes out on top for each ranking factor and which one is ultimately the most extravagant home.

Mark Wahlberg’s home features 18 toilets, two more than any other celebrity

While most of us have to do with two or three bathrooms in our home if we’re lucky, when you’re a world famous actor that is simply not enough. Mark Wahlberg takes the crown for the celebrity least likely to be caught short, with an astonishing 18 bathrooms if his home. That’s means if an entire Premier League football team of 11 players and 7 substitutes where to visit, they’d all have their own loo!

As you can see above, Wahlberg lives in a huge mansion in Beverly Hills, California, so it’s easy to see how he has room for all those facilities. Wahlberg is closely followed by Elton John (16), Tiger Woods (15) and Kylie Jenner, who only has the 14 bathrooms in her residence.

What do Jerry Seinfeld, Tiger Woods and Mark Wahlberg have in common? 11 bedrooms

UK Average: 2.7 bedrooms

US Average: 2/3 bedrooms

Celebrity Average: 6.6 bedrooms

Mark Wahlberg is once again top of the tree boasting 11 bedrooms, only this time the actor is joined by Tiger Woods and comedian Jerry Seinfeld on our rankings. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are the only couple who both feature in the top 50 celebrity earners. Despite this, the power couple have only been able to manage 8 bedrooms in their California mansion. Below you can see Seinfeld’s 11 bedroom mansion:

The average celebrity home boasts 6.6 bedrooms, according to our analysis. This is in comparison to the UK average of 2.7 and the US average of between 2 or 3 bedrooms. However, one question remains, just what do celebrities do with all those bedrooms?

Drake’s staggering 50,000 square foot of living space is almost double that of any other celebrity

UK Average: 729.8 sq ft

US Average: 2,163.6 sq ft

Celebrity Average: 12,091 sq ft

Despite not appearing on any of our top celebrity lists so far for bathrooms or bedrooms, Drake easily takes the crown for having the most celebrity living space. His Toronto mansion spans a total of 50,000 sq ft, 20,000 more than the second placed celebrity. Dubbed ‘The Embassy’, his pad features a 3,200 sq ft master bedroom.

To put the size Drake’s house in to perspective, at 50,000 sq ft, it’s over 23 times bigger than the average American home (which are already the biggest in the world), and a staggering 68 times bigger than the average home in the UK.

J. K. Rowling’s 162 acres of outdoor space eclipses other celebrity homes

J. K. Rowling’s Edinburgh getaway sits on a staggering 162 acres of land. The writers’ mansion is the perfect country getaway to avoid the bright lights of London and the prying UK press. This easily beats the outdoor space available to the second placed celebrity, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson by 114 acres,

Drake’s $100m pad is the most expensive celebrity home, closely followed by Jay-Z.

UK Average: $302,374

US Average: $247,084

Celebrity Average: $19,777.563

Valued at $100m, the most valuable celebrity home is owned by Drake. Not a bad place to spend lockdown. Jay-Z’s home that he shares with Beyonce comes a close second, despite not being as large as other celebrity homes on our list with only 9,000 sq ft of living space. However, the couple’s mansion does boast a central Bel-Air location in Los Angeles, which adds to its value substantially.

The average celebrity home, out of the 50 we analysed, is valued at $19,777,563. This is well beyond the range of the average citizen. According to GOV.UK, the average property in the UK is valued at $302,374, where as in the US, the data shows the average home to be valued at $247,084.

Overall, Elton John owns the most extravagant home of any celebrity

To find out which celebrity owns the most extravagant home, Get Me My Mortgage assigned the statistics for each property a percentage in relation to how well they scored. For example, if a celebrity home had the most bedrooms, they would score 100%. The celebrity with the second most bedrooms would score 98% and so on down the list. We then took an average of the percentage scores for all five metrics to come up with the final results. 

Despite never finishing first for any of our metrics, Elton John’s home comes out on top due to featuring consistently high throughout our index. Mark Wahlberg’s mansion finished a close second, but was let down by only being surrounded by 6 acres of land, meaning the property’s average score was marked down.

Through The Keyhole Celebrity Quiz

Now we know which celebrity owns the most extravagant home, Get Me My Mortgage has created a Through The Keyhole Celebrity Quiz. Your challenge is to see if you can guess which celebrity owns each property?

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SEETHING VILLAGE IN PICTURES:

This tiny village nestles in the depths of the mainly agricultural countryside, in the south-east of the rural county of Norfolk (UK). It is mentioned in the Domesday book as “Sithinga” and currently has a scattered population of around 300 living within the parish.

In our fast changing world this village still contains a shop and post office, a school and a church (which appears in the background to this page).

It is within the South Norfolk District Council administrative area.

Some sites of interest in the parish include:

Some Seething Village old photos:

SEETHING SHOPS

There were still two shops in the village until 2007. There is the combined Post Office and General Stores. You will find a smile and welcome here from Keith Turner, often with the latest in village gossip, along with most of the general foodstuffs and much, much, more, plus stamps, greetings cards and pensions. The other commercial premises was the butchers shop, pwned and run by Roger Balls, who has now retired.

There was a car repair body shop situated on Wheelers Lane, which is now closed, while a number of other people operate small businesses, partly from home, in the parish.

On the south edge of the village is a rural industrial estate on the old airfield and includes firms such as “Fender Care” (marine fenders), David Yarham (vehicle salvage and car parts re-cycling), “Agritec” (chemical fertiliser plant) while the owner of “Flagstones” has recently retired.

SEETHING CHURCH

This round-towered church is built mainly of flint and has a thatched roof and three bells dated 1634, 1638 and 1721. The tower is early Norman in date. There are floor levels dating from the fourteenth century, a seven sacrament font dated 1485 and a fifteenth century rood screen.
The current vicar is the Rev. Peter Halls who lives in nearby Brooke and covers the five parishes of Brooke, Kirstead, Mundham, Seething and Thwaite.


Parts of the churchyard are designated as “wildlife conservation areas” because an impressive number of native wildflower species grow there in this largely unsprayed and unfertilised area. Seething is ranked amongst the top five best churchyards in the county of Norfolk in terms of species diversity. The picture shows the uncommon Pyramidal Orchid in flower on the south side of the church.

The churchyard conservation scheme is run by The Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
The church tower was covered in scaffolding and mesh for several weeks in June 1999 while a local builder repaired the tower and re-pointed the flints.

The Millenium SEETHING VILLAGE SIGN and MUG

To mark the millennium year the parish council have erected a village sign and a “Seething millennium mug” was issued to children. These pictures record the official unveiling of the sign at midday on December 31st 2000.

The idea of village signs originally started in Norfolk when the first U.K. sign was erected at Sandringham. There are now hundreds of signs the length and breadth of Britain, all proclaiming the pride felt for the village and usually attempting some kind of historical interpretation of the history of that village in the design of the sign.

Although a village sign was suggested at least 20 years ago, Seething now, at last, has got one, situated on the corner of School Lane, within sight of the parish church.

At pictures you can see County Councilor, Adrian Gunson waits for the ceremony to get underway with a watery winter sun trying to shine in the background on this the last day of December 2001.

On the right we see Colin and Beryl Carver to the right of the sign, who have kindly donated the sign to the village, Jimmy LeCoq, chairman of the parish council stands on the left of the sign with Elizabeth Tozer, who designed the sign.

Speeches over, and everyone thanked for their help, Adrian Gunson pulls the rope and reveals the sign to the residents and wins general approval. The view on the right is how most people will see the roadside sign as they approach from the Brooke direction.

Just over 100 parishioners turned out for the ceremony (about a third of the population), with a further twenty or so people from neighbouring parishes and several dignitaries.

And finally the Millenium mugs which were distributed to all under 10 year-olds in the parish at the School after the sign had been unveiled. Other residents who had ordered a mug when the idea was first floated had their delivered during the previous few days.

Whether or not these mugs will turn up on the “Antiques Roadshow” in years to come, as collectable items remains to be seen!