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14 The celebrity-approved luxury properties for sale
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Marc Jacobs: 68 Bethune Street, New York City

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When investing in a property as luxurious as your superyacht it's always reassuring to know the previous owners loved it - especially if they happen to be celebrities. Renowned for their high standards, when they're not being spotted on superyachts, celebrities can often be found snapping up some of the world's finest homes - click through to see our edit of the best celebrity-approved properties available to buy now.

68 Bethune Street, New York City

Following his recent highly publicised purchase of a suburban home in Rye, the West Village townhouse currently belonging to fashion designer Marc Jacobs has been listed for sale. The property was acquired by Jacobs brand new in 2009 and is located on the Superior Ink complex designed by Robert A.M. Stern with interior architecture by Andre Tchelistcheff and interior design by Paul Fortune, John Gachot and Thad Hayes. Spanning 4,346 square feet across four floors, the property offers three large en suite bedrooms, including a full-floor master suite with a double bathroom and dressing room, two further partial bathrooms, a formal dining room with terrace, office, spacious living area, gallery, roof terrace and courtyard garden with al fresco dining area. As part of the Superior Ink complex, residents also have access to a range of amenities including a 24-hour doorman, concierge, gym, yoga studio, screening room, garage and lounge with catering kitchen.

68 Bethune Street is listed for sale with Sotheby's International Realty - Downtown Manhattan Brokerage for $15,995,000.

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Shania Twain: 14 Ocean Drive, Nassau, Bahamas

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If you're often to be found cruising the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas and are looking to put down firmer roots in the area this beachfront estate currently owned by country music star Shania Twain could be the ideal investment. Set on a one acre plot of land offering complete privacy, the cosy main home was built in 2004 and offers six bedrooms and six bathrooms along with large living spaces with huge windows to make the most of the natural light and impressive views. Other standout features include a media room/cinema and master suite balcony overlooking the ocean. Outside, covered terraces offer space for al fresco dining while the 150 feet of beach frontage are complemented by a fresh water pool and Jacuzzi with large sunbathing areas.

14 Ocean Drive is listed for sale for $10.95 million with Damianos Sotheby's International Realty.

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Bruce Willis: 340 Croton Lake Road, Bedford Corners, New York

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Comprising four residences spanning a total of 22.6 acres, this beautiful countryside estate in upstate New York is currently owned by Hollywood veteran Bruce Willis, who bought the property in 2014. The nearly 9,000 square foot main residence (pictured) offers five bedrooms, numerous bright, airy entertaining spaces, a country kitchen, dining room, office, gym and children's playroom while the surrounding landscaped gardens play host to a saltwater pool, vegetable garden, pool house, tennis court and two garages. The remaining three properties include a three bedroom antique farmhouse, modern three bedroom house and a one bedroom apartment above a three-car garage. Located 40 miles north of Midtown Manhattan and offering magnificent views across Croton Reservoir, this could be the perfect investment for large families looking for a commutable countryside getaway.

340 Croton Lake Road is listed for $8,695,000 with Douglas Elliman.

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Robert Redford: Danza del Sol, Napa Valley

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Hollywood legend Robert Redford has listed his Californian country estate for sale. Affectionately known as Danza del Sol, the expansive 10-acre property is located in the state's famous Napa Valley wine region and has been owned by Redford and his wife Sibylle Szaggars Redford for 14 years. The main house features three large bedrooms, including an airy en suite master bedroom with dressing room and floor-to-ceiling windows, and two and a half further bathrooms. The house's main living areas feature high ceilings and rustic detailing in keeping with their woodland surroundings and include a formal dining room, open plan country kitchen, numerous entertaining spaces, office, gym, laundry room and attic. The listing also includes numerous outbuildings such as an artist's studio with bedroom and bathroom, two garages and a cabana. Much of the property's outside spaces have been left untamed for hiking but the gardens in the immediate vicinity of the house offer a swimming pool, hot tub and al fresco dining and lounging areas.

Danza del Sol is listed for sale for $7.5 million with Pacific Union International.

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Meryl Streep: Penthouse at River Lofts, TriBeCa, New York

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Hollywood icon Meryl Streep has listed her New York City penthouse for sale. The 3,944 square foot apartment at River Lofts in TriBeCa was bought by the actress in 2006 and boasts panoramic views over Manhattan and the Hudson River as well as spacious wraparound terraces from which to enjoy them. Featuring a sprawling open-plan design, the penthouse offers four bedrooms, including a corner master suite with two bathrooms and two dressing areas, along with a further two and a half bathrooms, sociable modern kitchen area and airy entertaining spaces that can be easily partitioned to create intimate and cosy rooms. The penthouse's new owner will also enjoy all the benefits of being a River Lofts resident, including a gym, concierge, doorman, garage and direct elevator access from the lobby.

The penthouse at River Lofts is listed for sale for $19.75 million with Douglas Elliman.

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Carlo Ponti: Appian Way estate, Rome

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The magnificent Rome estate which once belonged to film producer Carlo Ponti, husband of Sophia Loren whose credits include Doctor Zhivago, Blowup and The Passenger, has been listed for sale. Located in the grounds of the Appian Way Archaeological Park and situated just 10 minutes from the Colosseum, Ponti hosted numerous famous guests at the 1,300 square metre estate during the 1950s, including Kirk Douglas, Federico Fellini and Vittorio de Sica. The property itself is comprised of a two-storey main villa covering 680 square metres and a separate 600 square metre outbuilding and was constructed on the ruins of the quarry used to mine materials for the Roman era Appian Way.

The main villa boasts four en suite bedrooms, a Roman vault with mosaic floors, dining room, large main hall, library, elevator, winter garden and expansive terraces and balconies. The second villa plays host to a spacious loft with kitchen and a reception hall connected to an outdoor arbour ideal for hosting parties.

Carlo Ponti's Rome estate is listed for sale for €19 million with Lionard Luxury Real Estate.

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Popes and Kings: Brunelleschi Castle, Tuscany

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Always fancied being part of the European landed gentry? The new owner of Brunelleschi Castle, an incredible 15th century estate in Tuscany, will become just that. Designed by architect Filippo Brunelleschi, who is also responsible for the famous dome on Florence's cathedral, the estate was built for the noble Pucci family in 1424 and features a castle spanning 35,000 square metres along with 1,200 hectares of working vineyards, forests, olive groves and meadows, 25 farmhouses and hamlet with an 18th century villa and chapel.

Throughout its illustrious history the castle has played host to three Popes - Leo X, Clement VII and Paul III Farnese - as well as royalty including King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Lorenzo the Magnificent and Grand Duke Ferdinand III of Tuscany. Its new owner will find it impeccably preserved with highlights including a grand ballroom that can seat 180, an original Renaissance-style courtyard, frescoed halls, moats, turrets, two lakes and a private chapel.

Brunelleschi Castle is listed for sale with Lionard Luxury Real Estate with price on application.

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Mel Gibson: 124 Old Mill Road, Greenwich, Connecticut

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A palatial mansion once owned by Hollywood actor Mel Gibson has been listed for sale for $22.5 million. 124 Old Mill Road was built in 1927 for investment banker Charles L. Ohrstrom to a design by architect Charles Lewis Bowman and was owned by Gibson, who renamed it Wayne Manor in homage to Batman, for 15 years. Located in the beautiful countryside around Greenwich, Connecticut, the eight bedroom property spans a huge 15,800 square feet and boasts an historic Elizabethan feel thanks to 16th Century oak panelling, a vaulted great hall, dining room and stone Rathskeller basement.

Modernisations undertaken by the current owner include Calcutta Gold marble bathrooms in the master suite, a home cinema, double chefs kitchen and state of the art sounds system while a stone guest cottage provides two four bedroom apartments. Further outbuildings include a stable with living quarters and adjoining paddock, log cabin and professional greenhouse. Set in 75 acres of lush landscaped gardens, the property also boasts a swimming pool, maze, giant chess board, a lake with a dock, tennis court, putting green and miles of lawns, orchards, flower gardens and walking trails.

124 Old Mill is listed for sale with Sotheby's International Realty for $19.95 million.

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Bruce Willis: 271 Central Park West, New York

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New York City properties don't come much finer than this six-bedroom apartment overlooking Central Park on the Upper West Side which is probably why Hollywood star Bruce Willis chose it as his base in the city three years ago. Willis bought the property from NBA player Milwaukee Bucks in 2015 who had converted it from two apartments into a single family home spanning over 6,000 square feet. It is now the second New York property the actor is offering for sale as he plans a move to join the rest of his family on the US west coast. As well as the six large bedrooms, the property also boasts 4.5 bathrooms, an airy living area, dining room and open-plan kitchen with breakfast bar. Willis is said to be selling the property due to a busy schedule which doesn't allow him to spend much time in New York thus opening up a fantastic investment for its next owner.

271 Central Park West is listed for sale with Douglas Elliman for $17.75 million.

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Audrey Hepburn: The Eva Gabor Estate, Los Angeles

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The former home of one of Hollywood's most idolised stars, Audrey Hepburn, has been listed for sale. The Eva Gabor Estate, located at 100 Delfern Drive in Los Angeles, was built in 1938 to a design by architect Paul Williams and was home to Hepburn throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s during her marriage to Mel Ferrer. However, as the name suggests, it has also been home to a number of other famous faces including actress and socialite Eva Gabor - who lived there until her death in 1995 - as well as David Niven and Mia Farrow.

The 48,000 square foot estate comprises a large main house, a guest house and a staff apartment. The six bedroom, four bathroom main residence is set across two floors with four large bedrooms upstairs and two staff bedrooms downstairs along with a living room, family room, dining room, breakfast room and large kitchen. The guest house offers a further living room, kitchen and bathroom while the detached staff quarters also have a living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and two bathrooms. The property also boasts expansive outdoor spaces with a swimming pool, gardens, terraces and tennis courts.

The Eva Gabor Estate is listed for sale for $13,995,000 with Jade Mills Estates.

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