Once again, it’s time to pop champagne and look back on the most expensive celebrity real estate transactions of the year. In 2022, celebrities invested even more money in real estate than they did in 2021, when Calvin Klein’s East Hampton pad fetched $85 million and topped our list of the 10 priciest properties. One legendary singer secured a sprawling Swiss vacation home, other A-listers put down roots in Los Angeles, and other stars bought and flipped luxe plots of land for a handsome profit (we’re looking at you, Ellen). Below, we reflect on the most expensive celebrity transactions that we had our eyes on in 2022.
Ryan Seacrest, $51 million
Television personality Ryan Seacrest first listed his glassy Beverly Hills estate in 2020 for a whopping $85 million but was unable to close a deal. He lowered the price to $74.5 million in 2021, before finally selling the house last month for $51 million—a deep price cut but still impressive enough to bring up the rear of our list. Considering the American Idol host paid $36.5 million when he bought the AD-toured home from Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi in 2012, it’s likely that he still made out with a good chunk of change from the sale.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo, $51 million
In May, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his wife, model Behati Prinsloo, sold their 1930s Cliff May–designed Pacific Palisades home (which AD toured last year) for $51 million—$6.5 million under their initial ask, but almost $20 million more than the couple paid in 2018 when they bought the 10-bedroom and 14-bathroom dwelling from none other than Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, who lived there for nearly a decade until their 2017 divorce.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo, $52 million