It’s the OB type of isolation we all hope for.
With the world in varying stages of lockdown due to an unprecedented global pandemic, most people have no choice other than to self-isolate in their homes. Zero-edge swimming pools, theatres, private beaches and acres of hinterland make lockdown more like a 5-star luxury holiday for these celebrities.
Whether it be Hemsworth’s Byron Oasis, Bieber’s 6,100 square foot Beverly Hills palace or Bill Gates’ tranquil view of Lake Washington, self isolation for some, may seem more like a holiday than house arrest. Here are 8 of the most desirable places to self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic, that will have you more motivated than ever, to work hard from home.
How does a 50m rooftop infinity pool with sweeping ocean views, six bedrooms, a gym, steam, media, mud and games room sound?
Avengers star Chris Hemsworth and his family won’t run out of things to do in their $20 million Byron Bay compound, with over 10 acres of the landscaped hinterland to explore. If they get sick of the sweeping ocean views there’s a $100, 000 art Mural, commissioned by surfing mate Otis Hope Carey; who just happens to create amazing art too.
The Bieber’s will have lots of room for activities in their 6,100 square foot, 5 bedroom 7 bathroom $8.5 million dollar Beverly Hills home. With a library, bar, wine cellar, expansive modern art collection and at-home cinema the couple won’t run out of things to do in a hurry. And if they do the house is complete with a games room, cabana, fire pit and zero-edge swimming pool.
They do have to share with their canine companions Oscar and Esther and two rare Savannah cats Sushi and Tuna; who alone set the couple back $35,000.
Xanadu 2.0 may just be the ultimate place to go into lock down, all 66,000 square feet of it. Overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington, the $127 million mansion boasts 7 bedrooms, 6 kitchens, a library complete with a $30 million manuscript, 20 seater home theatre, 18 bathrooms and a 23 car garage.
The house, of course, is a tech-lovers dream, whilst incorporating an eco-friendly design with features that include a high-tech temperature and lighting monitoring feature that allows all individuals in the house to take their temperature, music and lighting with them from room to room. There’s a casual 60-foot swimming pool with an underwater music system, a trampoline, sauna and steam room.
The Smith’s Calabasas compound is so big it boasts its own postcode. Reported to be worth $42 million, the 9 bedroom home has 25,000 square feet of living space amongst 150 acres of land. The family will have no trouble working from home with a recording studio on-site, where daughter Willow Smith recorded her catchy hit in 201 ‘Whip My Hair’. When its time to play there’s a pool, basketball, tennis and volleyball court. Relaxing is made easy in the meditation room and or home theatre depending on what you’re after. Whilst all of the Smith children have flown the nest, surely they’ll be back home for lockdown.
A candy kitchen and gamer’s paradise is where the 76ers All-star, point guard; Ben Simmons will be social distancing. Simmons will only have to share his space with canine’s Chief and Flash and a poisonous fish in a tank that rivals the size of most people’s bathrooms.
Has options, four to be exact, but her newest purchase a $12 million; 13,200-square-foot residence in California’s Hidden Hills, would be most people’s pick. If they’re not working from home in the walk-in handbag, shoe or clothes closets’ Kylie and Stormi have 8 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, theatre, games room, bar, spa and massage room to hangout in. When it’s time for some fresh air the mummy-daughter-duo can explore the 1.4-acre gardens and pool; all with sweeping views of the LA skyline. Kylie will be venturing out in style when the time comes; with a car collection estimated to be worth more than $14 million.
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian
Having options must be a family tradition as the Kardashian-West family have a vast property portfolio to choose from, which includes a choice 2 Wyoming ranches and a bunch of houses to bunker down in. Whether it’s the 1,400-acre property; AKA Monster Lake Ranch which features a restaurant and saloon, barns and a shooting range. Or the couple’s second $14.495 million, 6,713-acre property; AKA Bighorn Mountain Ranch complete with seven log cabins, helicopter pads and multiple walk-in saunas.
Home for the family is the 15,667 square foot Hidden hills mansion they purchased back in 2014 for USD 20 million, according to ‘momager’ Kris Jenner it’s now worth triple that. Kim Kardashian West described the home as “a minimal monastery” in an instalment of Vogue’s 73 Questions. The $14 million luxury Faena House condo on Miami Beach wouldn’t have been a bad option either.