Tommy Mottola & Thalia
Snowmass Village, Colorado
Tommy Mottola is a music executive who was the former head of Sony Music Entertainment for almost 15 years. He was also married to pop-star Mariah Carey. He helped further the careers of many musical artists such as Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen and many others. Mottola is now co-owner of Casablanca Records, a joint venture with Universal Music Group.
Tommy Mottola and his Latin superstar wife, Thalia purchased a 15,000 square foot log home in Snowmass Village for $14.7 million in 2003. The 5-bedroom house sits on 324 acres along with two guesthouses. In June 2010 Mottola put the house for sale for $27.5 million after stating that he had been spending less time there. He also owns homes in California, Connecticut and New York.
Jerry Seinfeld began a career as a comedian after graduating from Queens College in 1976 with a degree in communications and theatre. He had seen small success after that but got his big break after an appearance on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, which led to regular appearances on the show and several others. He’s most widely known for the creation of the hugely popular television series “Seinfeld” in which he played a semi-fictionalized version of his self.
Jerry Seinfeld owns two homes in Telluride, CO. The larger of the two homes is 12,260 square feet and was purchased in 2007 for $7.55 million. His smaller, 3,194 square foot home in Telluride was purchased in 2008 and has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. The purchase price on the smaller home is unknown.
Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer well known for the Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand he created. Lauren started his own necktie store in 1967 with the backing of Norman Hilton. Around 1970, Lauren added his first Polo emblem to the cuff of a women’s suit and his popularity grew from there. By 1997, Lauren had more than 35 boutiques in the U.S.
Ralph Lauren owns several homes, one of them a ranch in Montauk, Colorado, which sits on “15,000 or 16,000 acres” according to Lauren. Each of his homes has a full staff so that he can stay whenever he pleases, but he usually spends July at the ranch. The ranch was built from scratch. It has a full gym, a horse stable, and a century-old barn that Lauren wanted to preserve.
Robert Wagner is an actor most well known for his role in the 1980’s television crime series Hart to Hart. He also played the character named Number Two in the Austin Power films and has had a recurring role on the TV sitcom Two and Half Men.
Robert Wagner purchased his Aspen, CO home in 1995 with his wife Jill St. John. He’s lived in the home full-time since 2007 and has written about the property in his autobiography saying that he is at home – forever. He also said that he would be buried in Aspen in an old cemetery laid out in the 19th century. The home is located on 7.5 acres. The original purchase price of his home is not known, but the median price range for homes in Aspen is $5.2 million, which is likely to be much less than what Wagner’s property is worth.
Beaver Creek, Colorado
Kelsey Grammer is an actor most widely known for his role as Dr. Frasier Crane on the show Cheers that resulted in the highly successful spinoff television series, Frasier, as the same character. He also does the voice for Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons. He has been nominated for 14 Emmys.
Kelsey Grammer decided to purchase a vacation home in the Colorado mountains after falling in love with the sport of skiing while on a skiing trip in 2000. Four years later, he purchased a small condo in Bachelor Gulch, which he then sold and upgraded to a larger home in the Bachelor Gulch area of Avon, CO. The home is 8,230 square feet, and has 6 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. The home was valued at $6.1 million in 2008, but today’s value is not currently known.
Kevin Costner is most famous for being an actor, but he’s also a successful a musician, director and businessman. He has won two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe awards during his career as an actor. His most famous roles are from the movies Dances With Wolves, Field of Dreams, and Waterworld, but his breakout role was in the movie Silverado in 1985 when Costner was 30. Kevin Costner is also the lead singer of the country-rock band Kevin Costner and Modern West.
Kevin Costner’s part-time home is located on 164 acres of land, a combination of four lots, in Aspen, CO. He purchased the home in 2002 for an estimated price of $20 million. The property has a guesthouse and a beautiful lake. There are also stables, although Costner has said that he doesn’t have any horses on the property due to the high altitude.
Carmelo Anthony is a professional basketball player who played for the Denver Nuggets. Anthony is one of the most popular players in the NBA. Since Anthony’s rookie year in 2003, he has led the Nuggets to the playoffs every season and has helped the team win two division titles. He won a bronze metal in the 2004 Olympics and a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics as part of the USA National Team.
Carmelo Anthony’s 25,000 square foot home sits on 5.7 acres of land, contains 8 bedrooms, 15 baths, seven fireplaces and a seven-car garage. Anthony’s home, dubbed “The Sognare Estate” has its own home theater, a 5,000-bottle wine cellar, a gym complete with a locker room and steam room, and a recording studio. The home was purchased for an estimated $12 million and is now selling for $9.5 million.
John Elway is one of Colorado’s biggest sports celebrities. He was the quarterback for the Denver Broncos from 1983 until he retired in 1998. He’s a co-owner of the arena football team, Colorado Crush and was named executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos on January 5, 2011.
John Elway lives in the Cherry Hills neighborhood in Englewood. Details of the home purchase are not publicized.
Greg Norman is a professional golfer who was ranked at number 1 for 331 weeks during the 1980’s and 90’s. He turned pro in 1976 and has since earned 20 wins at the PGA Tour, 14 in the European Tour, and 31 wins at the PGA Tour of Australasia. It’s been said that Norman has one of the fastest tempos and best swings of his generation.
Seven Lakes Ranch, Greg Norman’s sprawling ranch located in Meeker, Colorado, was one of Norman’s homes which he owned with his former wife Laura. Spanning 11,000+ acres of land, the ranch had been assembled by Norman from several adjacent properties and features 8 bedrooms and staff quarters, 10 baths, a dance hall with its own bar, a theater, and a fitness center and spa. The last known update on the home says that Norman has put the ranch up for sale for $55 million.
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
It’s believed that Tom Cruise made his career after starring in Risky Business in 1983, then Top Gun in 1986. He’s gone on to appear in many blockbuster movies since then. Katie Holmes got her break in the industry when she was offered the role of Joey in Dawson’s Creek. She has been in many movies, but most are deemed as unsuccessful or she played only minor parts. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes began dating in April 2005 and Cruise proposed to her two months later. They married in November 2006.
Tom and Katie want privacy, which makes this home purchase in Telluride of San Miguel County, CO no surprise. Telluride is one of the least populated areas of the state and is nearly two hours away from the closest city. Their home was purchased for an estimated $30 million and is 13,000 square feet. The house has a pool, a tennis court and nine bedrooms.
Charlie Sheen is the son of the famous actor, Martin Sheen. Charlie Sheen followed in his father’s footsteps and began a career in acting. He started acting by the age of eight years old. His real career began when he appeared in Red Dawn with Patrick Swayze in 1984. Some of his biggest hits include Young Guns, Men at Work, Major League and Hot Shots! He’s also the main character of the hugely popular television series Two and Half Men, which is loosely based on Sheen’s real-life bad-boy image.
Charlie Sheen’s Aspen, CO vacation home has five bedroom and 6.5 baths in 5,077 square feet. It’s a Victorian style home and is decorated with contemporary interior. There’s also a private guesthouse in the back. The home was placed for sale at $7.9 million in Dec. 2009 and sold in September 2010 to an unknown buyer for $6,125,000.
Joe Sakic played professional hockey with the Colorado Avalanche since the team was moved to Colorado from Quebec in 1995. He played his entire professional career with the franchise and retired in July, 2009. Sakic is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time and one of the most productive forwards in the game. He helped the Avalanche win the Stanley Cup twice and helped the Team Canada win its first gold medal in 50 years during the 2002 Winter Olympics.
His home located in Englewood, CO was purchased in November 2001 for $3,825,000 and is 8,706 square feet.
Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz is the son of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. He is the former Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, a job he held from 1983 to 2005. He resigned in July 2005 and became the national security chief of Saudi Arabia in October of the same year. According to Iran TV, Bandar has not been seen in public since 2008 and his whereabouts are currently unknown.
Prince Bandar doesn’t own a home in Colorado anymore, but his former home was one of the most expensive in the country and fourth in the world. His former home, “Hala Ranch,” has a 56,000 square foot mansion located on 95 acres of land and is accompanied by several other smaller homes and buildings. The mansion has 16 bathrooms, 15 bedrooms, a tennis court, an indoor swimming pool and horse stables. Prince Bandar put the home up for sale in 2006 for $135 million. The guesthouse was purchased for $36.5 million and the rest of the property was taken off the market in 2007.