10 Best Celebrity Homes on the Market

NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- Real estate is perhaps the only area where the decidedly less-than-famous can realistically live like celebrities.

It doesn't require talent, charisma or camera time. It just requires money, and usually a star trailer full of it at that. If you've got a face for radio and a dearth of god-given talent that makes long-forgotten Real World cast members look like Hollywood Walk-Of-Famers by comparison, throwing enough money at the right property could help boost your Q rating.

What makes Gianni Versace's Miami mansion worth nine figures? Start with the 54-foot mosaic pool lined in 24-karat gold.

We teamed up with the folks at Zillow and found 10 properties being sold by celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Billy Joel and Derek Jeter. Living in one of these homes won't make you a celebrity, but it'll help you live like one without having to chase the paparazzi away every few days or so:

Gianni Versace's Miami mansion
Location: Miami Beach, Fla.
Price: $125 million

What makes the late fashion designer's estate worth nine figures, besides the Versace label? How about Casa Casuarina's 18,838 square feet, 10 bedrooms, 11 baths and a 54-foot mosaic pool lined in 24-karat gold? Versace paid $10 million for it 20 years ago before making another $33 million in upgrades. It was last bought by telecom mogul Peter Loftin for $20 million in 2000 and converted into a boutique hotel back in 2009. Loftin's kept the place in exquisite condition, but some buyers may still have misgivings about buying the place where Versace himself was killed on the front steps 15 years ago.

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Michael C. Hall's Hollywood Hills home
Location: Los Angeles
Price: $2 million

The star of Showtime's Dexter would have had plenty of space for plastic-cloaked kill rooms and a "dark passenger" in this 3,535-square-foot home. Designed by famed Los Angeles architect Hal Levitt -- who designed homes for Olivia Newton-John, Dean Martin, Debbie Reynolds and Lionel Ritchie -- Hall's home has four bedrooms, five baths, a downstairs gym with guest room with its own bath, extensive patio space and canyon views. Hall has owned the home since 2008, but it's been a bit emptier since his divorce from Dexter co-star Jennifer Carpenter.

Ryan Murphy's Malibu digs
Location: Malibu, Calif.
Price: $7 million

The Glee creator just held a fundraiser for President Barack Obama at his Beverly Hills home, but Murphy's looking to recoup a little cash for himself by selling this beachfront property he just bought from actress Charlize Theron last year. The house may have been drained of its original glee after Theron's split from husband Stuart Thompson forced its sale last year, but it still has enough amenities to coax a smile out of Sue Sylvester. The 2,095-square-foot home has three bedrooms, three and a half baths as well as beachfront perks including an oversized waterfront deck with lounge, cabana, spa, firepit and outdoor shower.

Oprah Winfrey's Chicago condo
Location: Chicago
Price: $2.8 million

The good news is that media mogul and former talk show giant Oprah Winfrey is letting this lakefront condo go for half of what she paid for it in 2006. The bad news? She's never actually lived there. Winfrey still spends most of her time in California and Hawaii. When she does come back to Chicago, she stays at one of her other properties along Chicago's Gold Coast. Yep, in Oprah's world three full baths, two half baths, 10-foot ceilings, two fireplaces, an inner foyer, a library, a solarium, a formal dining room, a butler's pantry, a wine room, a custom eat-in kitchen, a 1,241-square-foot master bedroom with his-and-hers bathrooms and an en-suite guest bedroom are just what you need in your pied-a-terre.

Claire Danes' Soho apartment
Location: New York City
Price: $6 million

Danes has come a long way from playing sullen, disaffected Angela in the ever-so-'90s drama My So-Called Life to winning this year's Best Actress Golden Globe for her role in Showtime's Homeland. Her taste in real estate is apparently evolving as well. Danes and husband Hugh Dancy are parting with their 4,000-square-foot loft and its high ceilings, 16 windows, exposed brick and hardwood floors. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home on quiet, cobblestoned Wooster Street also includes a wood-burning fireplace and direct elevator access. Only Danes knows what the next step is from there, but that foundation's nothing to sulk about.

Edie Falco's Tribeca penthouse
Location: New York City
Price: $5.5 million

The Nurse Jackie and Sopranos star is growing out of this duplex, which is a fairly impressive feat given its size. The 3,000-square-foot penthouse boasts four bedrooms, a home office, three full bathrooms, soaring ceilings and two terraces that add an additional 950 square feet. When she bought the place for $3.8 million back in 2005 it was just her and her son Anderson taking up that space. Since the addition of her daughter Macy in 2008, even that much space began to feel a bit cramped. Maybe some other buyer can make do. P/>Zsa Zsa Gabor's Bel-Air home
Location: Los Angeles
Price: $14.9 million

It's kind of tough explaining Zsa Zsa Gabor to people these days. Was she Paris Hilton with better breeding and acting talent? Were she and her sisters more presentable Kardashians? In either case, the woman perhaps most famous for being famous and never pronouncing the "r" in "darling" is in ill health and selling off her sprawling 26-room, 8,878-square-foot home. The estate's seven bedrooms, seven baths and several indoor/outdoor entertaining spaces hosted Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and presidents Ronald Reagan and both Bushes. Sitting on more than an acre overlooking Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean, the estate is a near-perfect statement on Gabor herself: Lavish and a bit gaudy, but an enduring reminder of a Hollywood that's slowly fading away.

Kelsey and Camille Grammer's Beverly Hills home
Location: Los Angeles
Price: $18 million

Their divorce is complete, but the Cheers and Frasier star and his Real Housewives ex-wife still haven't been able to unload the the 10,567-square-foot house they bought for $13.7 million in 2007. The seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home sits on one acre and features a spacious living room, media room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, gym, motor court and large, outdoor swimming pool. The couple is still trying to unload a $7.3 million ski house in Colorado that was used in an episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but the sale of the larger home will likely put an end to the "housewife" and "Beverly Hills" portions of their relationship.

Billy Joel's Miami mansion
Location: Miami Beach, Fla.
Price: $14.8 million

Wait, Billy's a Long Island guy, right? Hangs out there with Anthony when Mama Leone lets him out of the house? Spends his summer mornings catching striper on the Downeaster Alexa? Maybe, but Joel's made enough money to avoid freezing his fingers there after thanksgiving. This 9,200-square-foot, seven-bedroom, eight-and-a-half-bath Mediterranean has been the singer's winter hideaway since 2006. Its 150 feet of waterfront property has panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, a bar with wine cellar, gourmet chef's kitchen, formal living and dining room, office and sumptuous master suite and and outdoor kitchen. Those are a whole lot of amenities for a snowbird house, but considering Joel's tour with Elton John two years ago grossed about $2 million per stop, that's just a little change in the tip jar for the piano man.

Derek Jeter's Midtown bachelor pad
Location: New York City
Price: $18 million

If your houseguests are going to include Mariah Carey, Adriana Lima, Minka Kelly and Jessica Alba, no ordinary post-collegiate bro-tel will do. Jeter bought his place in the Trump World Tower from Donald Trump himself for $12.8 million. Since then, he's tricked it out with a pool table, Pac-Man arcade cabinet, wood-burning fireplace and control system for the audio, video and lighting. There are floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Manhattan skyline, but perhaps more impressive is the "ultra-suede" wallpaper throughout. The Captain could spell out "Not Looking For Anything Serious" on his walls in replica World Series rings and still be more subtle.

-- Written by Jason Notte in Boston.

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