10 Celebrities Living in Santa Monica

10 Celebrities Living in Santa Monica

Santa Monica is one of California's most prestigious and elegant suburbs and a favorite escape for Hollywood A-listers. Many celebrities prefer the quiet, more focused energy of Santa Monica compared to the chaos, tourists, and traffic of Beverly Hills.

If you’re looking for a home in Santa Monica, you’ll be delighted to know some of your famous potential neighbors in advance. Below are 10 celebrities currently living in Santa Monica.

Top 10 celebrities who own Santa Monica real estate

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo

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The legendary singer of Maroon 5, Adam Levine, has put down roots in the Pacific Palisades with a breathtaking $58 million mansion which he shares with supermodel Behati Prinsloo and their two daughters. The home’s exterior is practically palatial, featuring white brick dripping with ivy and an elegant dormer window design. The house sports several chimneys for indoor fireplaces and a driveway. The interior is decorated like a family home, with cozy spaces and comfortable furniture.

Inside, you’ll find spacious living rooms, waterfall islands, and an eclectic decor style. The couple aimed to create an oasis instead of a showpiece — something they’ve managed with elegance and style.

Levine and Prinsloo have crafted a warm and inviting home. “We were attracted to the place because it felt homey,” Prinsloo tells Architectural Digest, “you can tell that kids had lived here before.” The home has strong childhood roots for Levine, who grew up in the area and went to school nearby. This home was once shared by celebrities Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

Christian Bale

Christian Bale has a reputation for living modestly and staying grounded. This reputation is reflected in his modest home in Santa Monica. Unlike many celebrities who seek large, sprawling estates fit to host hundreds of people, little is known of Christian Bale's private abode.

The house sits on a modest 0.36 acres with a spacious double-gated driveway. Christian Bale and his wife, Sibi Blažić Bale, purchased the home for 8.8 million in 2011. The house sits generously back from the road and is listed as a Hamptons Style home with warm red brick and a three-car garage. The interior is open and airy with wood paneling and beam accented ceilings. There’s a library with dark wood walls, built-in shelves, and its own cozy fireplace. For a tidy home that’s almost not a mansion, the property sports a surprising six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms throughout.

Like every good celebrity home, the backyard has a pool long enough for laps with a small spa and plenty of patio space for lounging.

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins has been a long-time resident of Santa Monica. In 1995, Hopkins bought a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Pacific Palisades for $660,000 and lived there for 25 years. The home has a delightfully post-modern design, with the classic California look of asymmetrical stacked glass boxes over its own one-car garage. In 2021, however, he finally sold this historic location in favor of a larger $6.6 million Santa Monica home just down the street.

Today, Anthony Hopkins lives in a four-bedroom, five-bathroom home with a similar California Post-Modern vibe. The house has three levels with a two-car garage and beautiful lights leading up the center of the front walk. This estate feels like a futurist's dream with a dark pergola patio roof and disappearing automatic pocket doors. His new home features an 800-bottle wine cellar, a personal studio gym, a cushy built-in home theater, and a 655 sq. ft. rooftop lounge.

Bradley Cooper

Academy Award-nominated actor Bradley Cooper is a new addition to the Santa Monica celebrities who like a quieter life on leafy green estates. Cooper was isolated in his NYC townhouse with adorable 4-year-old daughter Lea and his elderly mother. Like many parents during the pandemic, he had his eye on bigger and better real estate. Eventually, the beautiful Pacific Palisades home came on the market with 4,400 sq. ft. and a spacious lot designed to be protected and removed from nearby busy streets.

The home itself is a one-story abode with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. However, the property also features a two-story guesthouse with two one-and-one apartments, each with its own kitchenette for hosting friends and family.

Cooper has yet to open his home for celebrity tours, but some key features of the property include a gorgeous stand of sycamore and oak trees, fruit trees, a koi pond, and a spacious deck beside the pool and spa.

Kawhi Leonard

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One of the most glamorous celebrity homes in Santa Monica belongs to NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard. This $17 million mansion boasts a view that will take your breath away. On a hilltop overlooking rolling California hills and mountains, this estate can be seen for miles — a three-story marvel that looks even better during the day than it does at night.

Leonard's home is built for entertaining, with many rooms and living spaces and a massive wine cellar. The actual residential space includes seven bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, and an unbelievable kitchen. The public rooms roll from one to the next with elegant Hampton-style square archways that transition smoothly to rolling doors for an indoor-outdoor feel. The interior is pristine, white, and accented by warm wood floors.

The primary bedroom offers a private balcony and dual walk-in closets. The primary bathroom includes a spacious dressing area, a freestanding tub, and a glass shower along one entire wall. Each of the six guest bedrooms comes with its own full bathroom, and the home’s lowest level is ideal for entertaining with a tasting bar, game room, wine cellar, and even a home fitness space.

Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann

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Actress Leslie Mann and her husband Judd Apatow opted to purchase a Santa Monica penthouse rather than the traditional hilltop mansion. This celebrity penthouse is perched on top of an iconic 1960s classic Santa Monica high-rise designed by the legendary A. Quincy Jones. The penthouse was sold to the couple for $14.5 million.

The penthouse features a spacious 8,000 sq. ft. residential space featuring six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. Sliding glass panels open the living area to a wrap-around balcony with a breathtaking view. The penthouse overlooks the iconic Century City skyline and has a remarkable view of the ocean.

The interior is brilliant with natural light from spacious windows and overhead skylights. The glossy wood floors glow with a warm polish that accents the white walls and white furniture in classic California style. There are warm built-in cabinets in the home office, a welcoming study and library, and elegant woodwork in each bedroom. The primary bathroom is covered in warm orange marble with a luxurious garden tub, and a pyramid skylight is the centerpiece of the rooftop lounge. However, the one feature you’ll notice in every room is the floor-to-ceiling windows, making the most of this high-rise penthouse's incredible location.

Billie Lourd

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Hollywood legacy Billie Lourd (daughter of the late Carrie Fisher) recently listed her Santa Monica home for sale. A perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, Lourd purchased the house just one year ago for a modest $2.25 million. With two stories, a two-to-three bedroom to bathroom ratio, and spacious entertaining on the first floor, this home will fly off the market. It’s currently listed at $2.4 million.

The home’s interior is spacious and modern, with a natural open floor plan that allows you to enjoy the kitchen, living room, and office space in a few comfortable steps. The home is lit with recessed lighting, with a few statement walls offering recessed lit nooks for standing artwork. You’ll also find fun angles and unique designs in upstairs loft bedrooms.

Lourd’s home features monochromatic furniture and vivid pops of color, along with a warm, welcoming wood breakfast nook in the open kitchen. The garage has already been converted to an indoor-outdoor game space, while the primary bedroom has a luxurious built-in fireplace. The primary bath features both a standing tub and a walk-in shower. The downstairs living space opens to a spacious deck that spans the length of the lap pool in a cozily hedge-lined backyard.

Matt Damon

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Matt Damon is another Santa Monica-based celeb currently listing his home for sale. Architect Grant Kirkpatrick of KAA design designed this stunning home. The home itself is a beautiful blend of warm wood, glass, and natural stone. With 35-foot vaulted mahogany ceilings, open floor plans, and disappearing glass walls that connect living and entertaining areas, this home focuses on spacial harmony.

The kitchen is a beautiful gourmet affair with custom mahogany cabinets and elegant white countertops. Each window is framed in mahogany, creating a breathtaking contrast and classic Zen feel. There’s a loft staircase above the living room that leads to the upstairs bedrooms and a truly spacious outdoor living area complete with covered dining and a warmly lit pool and spa.

The home also features a game room that opens up to a backyard with a direct view of the children's play area and a hidden fitness room that houses a luxury selection of workout equipment and open padded floor space.

Damon’s home was listed at $21 million and found a buyer soon after the price dropped to $17.9 million.

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