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Boston Area Celebrities & Their Homes

Boston Area Celebrities & Their Homes

We love celebrity gossip, celebrity glamour, and celebrity homes.  We can’t help but look at the tabloids at the grocery store, and we love to follow celebrity break-ups.  Where does this fascination come from?  Why do we love celebrities to the point that we have to go on tour?

  1. Vicarious Living
    Our lives are routine and celebrities allow us to live a life of glamour through them.  Celebrities cruise around the world, go to award shows, parties, and live in giant houses.  By gossiping about our favorite celebrities we get to vicariously bring excitement into our commonplace life.
  2. Distraction
    We have stressful lives filled with problems, and sometimes we just need something to take our minds away.  Thinking about them all the time just increases our stress levels.  Gossiping about others sometimes provides the release we need.  So why not gossip about the lives and problems those who are super successful have?
  3. Feel Better
    Many of us have a guilty little pleasure in watching those more successful than us go through some tough times.  When we see celebrities going through their divorces, legal battles, or having fashion mistakes, it just feels good to know that those we hold up in the “limelight” have problems, too.  Maybe that shouldn’t be the case, but it is, and sometimes it’s fun.
  4. Celebrity Homes
    We all want our dream home, but not all of us get to have our own, “Castle.”  Celebrity homes are like going to fantasy land for adults.  What would life be like if I can have one of these castles?  Well if you’re looking to buy a house in Boston or the surrounding area here is a list of potential celebrity neighbors.

Jay Leno

Jay Leno is the current host of the Tonight Show till Jimmy Fallon takes over early next year.  Most people know that Jay loves cars, and hosts the Tonight show in Los Angeles.  But what you might not know is Jay Leno has a house outside of Boston in Andover, MA

Bill Cosby

Comedian and actor Bill Cosby ruled primetime TV in the 80s and early 90s as Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show.  Bill has two homes one in crowded neighborhood in Pacific Palisades, CA in another in Shelburn Falls, MA.  When Bill needs a little more breathing room he turns to Shellburn where his home sits nicely among the woods with a tennis court and a pool.

Yo-Yo Ma

Child prodigy and world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma may have a Harvard degree, and have won 15 Grammy Awards, but it’s his home in Cambridge, Ma that really stands out.  His four-story home holds his primary performance cello built in 1733 and prized at over $2.5 million dollars.

Danny Ainge

One of the only professional athletes to play both Baseball (Toronto Blue Jays) and Basketball (Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns) professionally is Danny Ainge.  Danny was a part of the 84’ & 86’ Boston Celtics championship teams, and later won the NBA Executive of the Year award for his work as Celtics’ Executive Director of Basketball Operations and is now the President of Basketball Operations for the Celtics.

David Ortiz

Big Pappi has just hit the greatest grand slam in Red Sox history, but his love for all things Boston has extended into his charity organization “The David Ortiz Children’s Fund.”  The Fund was started in 2007 and allows Ortiz the time and opportunity to donate money to children around the Boston area.  Big Pappi currently lives in Weston, MA and his home has a pool and hot tub.

John Malkovich

Actor, Producer, Director and fashion designer John Malkovich has established an impressive career over his 30 years in the movie industry.  His awards include the National Board of Review Award, the Drama Desk Award, and an Emmy.  John even helped saved a man’s life when he tripped and slashed his throat on scaffolding in Toronto earlier this year.  But John has a humble home in Cambridge, MA.

Spike Lee

Shelton Jackson better known as, “Spike Lee” is a film producer, director and actor.  He is best known for his films that explore race relations especially within the African-American community.  Spike is also well known to root for the New York Knicks and the New York Yankees.  For all of his time spent in New York you might be surprised to learn that Spike actually has a home right next to the ocean.