Elton John’s Beverly Hills ‘soft contemporary’ digs

Sir Elton John, 65, and his life partner, David Furnish, 50, sold their high-rise Sierra Towers condos in West Hollywood in early September, 2012 only to move into a much safer, almost  as twice as expensive one-level walled, gated  property. The couple splashed out on a kid-friendly home in the fancy Trousdale Estates neighborhood of Beverly Hills as they had grown paranoid that baby Zachary might crawl out of a window and fall to death like Eric Clapton’s son in 1991.


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The Promised Land of Oprah Winfrey

“The Promised Land”, a luxury Montecito estate on the outskirts of Santa Barbara, is one of the countless homes of Oprah Winfrey, one of the most influential women and most credible public figures in the world, media mogul and queen of ‘rapport talk’ shows. In 2001 Oprah was invited at a party on the estate and fell for it at first sight, so she talked its owners into accepting a 52 million-dollar cheque, even though it was not for sale. These days it amounts to $85 m. The 23,000-square-foot Georgian mansion, Oprah’s Californian haven in rainy days is situated on 42 acres in the vicinity of both ocean and mountains.


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