Real estate is a complex market, and just because someone is famous doesn’t mean they’re immune to its whims. Some properties, regardless of their features or the name attached, struggle to find a buyer. Here, we’re taking a look at six celebrities who, for various reasons, have houses that haven’t flown off the market.
6. Kid Rock’s Colonial-Style Home In Detroit
Kid Rock owns a colonial-style property in Detroit, which features three dormers, a colonnade, and a private boathouse with a large roof deck and Jet Ski lifts. It was first listed in July 2019 for $2.2 million, while there were only four single-family homes in Detroit asking for more than $1 million. The home has remained on the market for longer than expected, eventually being sold in 2022.
5. Mary J. Blige’s New Jersey Mansion
Blige has another New Jersey estate in Saddle River, purchased for $12.3 million in 2008. Saddle River estate has 13,856 square feet, eight bedrooms, a home cinema, elevator, basketball court, and wine cellar. It was initially listed in 2010 for $13 million and sold a decade later in 2020 for $5.5 million.
4. Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills House
Rihanna owns a property in the Hollywood Hills. First listed in December 2018 for $7.3 million, it had one price cut in October 2021, a month after listing it a second time. In 2022, the property was sold for $6,5 million.
3. Celine Dion’s Bahamian-Inspired Mansion In Jupiter Island
Celine Dion purchased her Bahamian-inspired mansion on Jupiter Island in early 2008 for over $7 million. The singer invested in creating a paradise-like ambiance, complete with 13 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a beach frontage, a tennis pavilion, a golf range simulator, a pool house, an outdoor kitchen, and a four-car garage. She first listed the mansion in 2013 for $72.5 million and eventually sold it in April 2017 for $28 million after several price cuts.
2. Pierce Brosnan’s Malibu Mansion
Actor Pierce Brosnan has a Malibu mansion first listed in 2020 for $100 million. With panoramic ocean views and modern design, the 13,000-square-foot mansion was inspired by Southeast Asian aesthetics. Located among modern glass boxes and other Spanish-style mansions, it hasn’t secured a buyer and is now off-market.
1. Michael Jordan’s Mansion In Illinois
Topping our list is Michael Jordan and his mansion in Illinois. First listed in February 2012 for $29 million, it had three price cuts, eventually reduced to just shy of $14.9 million in 2015. Located in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, this 33,000-square-foot home has nine bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a full-size indoor basketball court, and a gymnasium. Interior features include an infinity pool, putting green, tennis court, cigar room, movie theatre, wine cellar, and poker room. The house is currently off-market.