We all have little moments where we daydream about what it would be like to be a rich celebrity, rolling around in a Bentley, being photographed all day long and then relaxing in a house that one could only describe as ‘slightly smaller than an international airport’. For most, this will remain a dream. But it’s still fun to know exactly how the other half live. When screen stars and pop singers are turning over a few million per film/tour, they can afford to live somewhat extravagant. Some celebrity gardens certainly reflect this.
These three outrageous celebrity gardens deserve a special mention:
1. John Travolta And His Airport House
This one has to be one of the most outlandish celebrity homes, as his garden is in fact a series of landing strips and plane car parks! The house originally came equipped with a 7,500 foot runway but Travolta wanted to extend the taxiway so that it reached the front entrance of the house.
This is of course understandable, when one fancies flying to Paris for the evening in time for dinner, one likes to just pop outside and get straight on one’s private Boeing 707. Nothing outlandish about that at all.
2. JK Rowling Hogwarts Tree Houses
Every grown up is a teeny bit jealous of J K Rowling’s two kids. She is planning to have outdoor playhouses built in the garden of her Edinburgh mansion that are so big they need planning permission.
The adventure playground which she is planning is said to be costing £150,000 (not even a small dent in her £560 million fortune) and will be made up of Hogwarts style towers, tunnels and rope bridges (OK I’m really jealous now).
Imagine how popular those two children will be at school when it comes to up to their birthdays!
3. Inspite of Titanic, Celine Dion is a Water Fan
Well, this Canadian singer caused quite the stir in her neighborhood when she spent a few million on a gigantic water-themed back garden comprising of 2 huge swimming pools, a lazy river and a couple of water slides. Her Florida mansion in fact is but a stone’s through from the beach, where there’s yet more water.
This mammoth backyard water park requires 6.5 million gallons of water per year which has caused her to be very unpopular amongst her neighbors after she used up all the fresh water supply in the area which lead to a drought and restrictions being put in place. Had she stuck with a small water feature and some nice wooden garden benches, she perhaps would not have drawn so much attention. Well, her heart may go on but her environmental conscience clearly doesn’t!
What do you think of these amazing celebrity gardens? Can you think of any more that you have seen lately?