Some of these properties have individualized touches seen nowhere else in the world.
ASHTON KUTCHER AND MILA KUNIS' OCEAN VIEW

Since their first leading roles as a couple in That '70s Show, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have long been established as one of the top celebrity power couples in the industry. Dominating the motion picture and television industry in numerous high-profile award-garnering roles, as well as huge brand endorsements, the couple has accumulated hundreds of millions of dollars for their seemingly unending performances in Oscar and Emmy Award-winning movies and shows. As a result, the couple has dabbled in more expensive estate purchases, such as their recent purchase of their $10-million Santa Barbara beach house. The six-bedroom, six-bathroom beach house enjoys both ocean and mountain views on either side and maintains a clean beachfront interior design that encompasses the entirety of the 3,100-square-foot property.


CHRIS HEMSWORTH'S MALIBU MANSION
Chris Hemsworth has been one of the highest-earning actors since his role in the Marvel Universe franchise as the superhero Thor. While it may be hard to imagine Thor being particular about his luxury real estate, actor Chris Hemsworth is actually quite the investor, maintaining residence in numerous luxury California estates throughout his profitable career as an A-list actor. One of his most recent ventures in real estate includes his splurging of over $3.5 million on a Malibu mansion escape. In addition to possessing all the celebrity essentials, including beautiful walk-in closets, beach and mountain views, and a movie theater, the 4,612-square-foot, four-bedroom, five-bathroom estate is reportedly in the same neighborhood as Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus. Hemsworth's beach pad definitely stirs house envy as one of the nicer celebrity properties on the California coast.
RYAN MURPHY'S LAGUNA COMPOUND
One of the leading production and writing figures in the television today is undeniably the brilliantly dark-minded Ryan Murphy, known for his work on American Crime Story: The O.J. Simpson Story, American Horror Story, Glee, and Nip/Tuck. Though television is undoubtedly his forte, Murphy also sports a sharp eye for the real estate market and, as a result, has added his personalized touches to some of the most luxurious properties in California, specifically his incredible Laguna Beach house. After amassing significant earnings with his hit series Nip/Tuck, about two surgeons "living the rich life" as successful cosmetic surgery firm owners in Florida. Since 2003, Murphy has been transforming the beautiful ocean view “compound,” inviting numerous high-profile designers to help innovate and construct his dream home down to the very last preferred detail.


BRITNEY SPEARS' THOUSAND OAKS PAD
Another breakout pop sensation, Britney Spears has acquired quite the fortune given her numerous top hits, concert performances, and product endorsements for brands such as Sketchers and Polaroid. Having worked hard since her younger Hollywood starlet days, Spears definitely earned the right to spend big on her 12,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, and seven-and-a-half-bathroom home in Thousand Oaks, California. The huge estate features multiple fireplaces throughout the marble-floored property, an enormous master bedroom, and a grand kitchen area with a beautiful central island for cooking, as well as cabanas and a personal golf course out back. The luxury property, with its numerous paradisal features, was bought by Spears for an incredibly-priced $7.4 million. As if the price weren't enough, Spears actually went about purchasing a second property in Thousand Oaks, California, which she later put up on the market and sold for a ridiculous $7 million. Wouldn't it be nice to splurge on California houses like Britney?
CHELSEA HANDLER'S LOS ANGELES HIDEAWAY
Recently making her forthcoming as a truly inspiring and hilarious talk show/activist, Chelsea Handler has shown to be one of the more upfront celebrities when it comes to wealth and money. Often showcasing her stylish house on her new Netflix series, for which she apparently receives $10 million a year, Chelsea is not one to shy away from discussing her privilege, even taping numerous segments from her show in her own Los Angeles estate escape. Handler's beautiful 6-bedroom and 7-bathroom property is absolutely one of the most luxurious celebrity properties in California, as it should be, considering the 5.9 million dollars spent on the house. The Brentwood mansion sports numerous high-end architectural designs and features, including a 50-foot-long swimming pool with an attached raised spa that would instill envy in anyone fortunate to visit the residence.


ELLEN DEGENERES' CALIFORNIA BEACH ESCAPE
Though you probably remember Dory from Finding Nemo having difficulty with the word "Escape," Ellen DeGeneres, who voiced Dory, has absolutely no trouble at all with the word. The Golden Globe Award-nominated comedian and talk show host, with her wife, Portia de Rossi, recently purchased an $18.6-million California beach house escape. The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom, beachfront property located in Carpenteria, California overlooks beautiful scenic landscapes of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Barbara County and was the most expensive property in Santa Barbara in 2017. Amidst the 5,979-square-foot property lies a gated tennis court that visitors will wind past driving down the lengthy hidden driveway. The property also houses a 883-square-foot guest house with two additional bathrooms, adding to the extraordinaire that is the DeGeneres Carpinteria escape.

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