Homes of the rich and famous: Where does Bond live?
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Homes of the rich and famous: Where does Bond live?

He’s the world’s most renowned secret agent, who dresses to kill, travels the globe with beautiful women and always saves the day, so it’s surely only fitting that James Bond lives in a stunning home?

The famed fictional member of her majesties secret service is always depicted in stunning locations, however for a glimpse into the lives of those lucky enough to take on the prized role, we’ve taken a look at their real life homes. Prepare yourself to get jealous…

 

Roger Moore

Roger Moore home

Listed on the market back in 2013 for a cool £4.5 million, this 11 acre Buckinghamshire house was the home to Roger Moore for the duration as his first three stints as 007. The incredible sprawling location offers five bedrooms, a drawing room, study, library, lobby, boot room, conservatory, games room, gym, a wine cellar and swimming pool. If that wasn’t already enough, the plot even has a separate annex and guesthouse to retire to.
Image: Savills

 

Sean Connery

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Home to one of the most popular Bond actors, this Irish mansion was home to Sean Connery throughout the 1970’s. Located in Bray, County Wicklow the Victorian six-bedroomed property is set in three-and-a-half acres of grounds which offer flower gardens, mature trees and a tennis court.

 

Pierce Brosnan

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If it’s the luxuary Hollywood lifestyle that you’d imagine for a Bond star, then Pierce Brosnan’s home ticks all the boxes. His 13,000 square-foot residence in the glamorous Californian hotspot that is Malibu is ideally on the beautiful west coast beachfront. A true hub for A-list film stars, Malibu boasts incredible weather, surf and quality of life – so it’s no surprise this Bond traded in his service revolver for this incredible new home. With neighbours including Steven Spielberg, Goldie Hawn, Mel Gibson, Cher, Dustin Hoffman and Danny DeVito, and an average home price on the street of over $10 million, this impressive abode is exactly what you’d expect from one of the world’s most deadly agents.
Image: Splash

 

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

As recently as 2014, rumours circulated that current Bond, Daniel Craig and hollywood star wife Rachel Weisz were interested in this £5 million valued Grade II listed converted mill. As a pair, the couple are amongst the biggest names in film, so we’re under no illusions that their action packed lifestyles will undoubtedly result in them owning homes around the world, however nestled away in Warwickshire this 18th century getaway boasts boasts eight bedrooms, a cinema and a lake, and sounds like the perfect retreat for a couple looking to escape the frantic Hollywood lifestyle.
Image: Heritage Property

 

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Homes from the Movies – Home Alone
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Homes from the Movies – Home Alone

Homes from Movies – The McCallister family house

As we reach December and TV schedules become packed full with festive films, we though it was only fitting to take a look at one of the most iconic homes from one the 2072143462_0519fe962bmost loved Christmas film of a generation: Home Alone.

Home to the McCallister family, this mansion of a property located in a suburb of Chicago was the iconic scene of the ‘Wet Bandits’ failed heist on Kevin’s home, after he had been abandoned over Christmas when his family left for their holidays without him.

Placed on the market around the beginning of this decade, the McCallister home that was so bravely defended by Macaulay Culkin boasts an impressive 4,250-square-feet of property, housing 14-rooms and sitting on a half-acre lot of land. Additional home features include four bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large screened-in porch with a chandelier and, of course, the famed staircase sledded down by Kevin in the iconic 1990 Christmas flick.

Located in the affluent suburb of Winnetka, which is just a half hour drive from Chicago, properties in the area over the past five years have sold for an average price of almost $1.3 million.

Main image credit: Brandon Koger

Body text image credit: s_herman

 

 

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Homes from the Movies – The Godfather
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Homes from the Movies – The Godfather

Homes from Movies – The Corleone residence

It’s one of the most iconic films ever made, and now the mansion featured in the gangster classic, The Godfather is available for sale in America.

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Critically acclaimed, and often acknowledged as being one of the greatest films ever made, it’s no surprise that this iconic piece of real estate comes with a hefty price tag.

524273931_3e831fd8b5_zListed on the market at around the £1.8 million mark, the mansion was the home to the fictional Corleone family in the 1972 film. With 6,248 square feet, the property offers a mix of size, glamour and an iconic position in popular culture. Including seven bedrooms and five bathrooms, it’s no surprise the property is demanding such a large sum from potential buyers.

Located in Staten Island, New York, the property is listed for sale through Connie Profaci reality, a real estate agency based in the New-Dorp area of Staten Island.
When speaking to local press, estate agent Joseph Profaci stated ‘It has anything you would want for entertaining – big open space, a huge island, and a very large eating area that opens up to the yard and pool.

‘My favourite feature of the house is a door on the first floor by the dining room that looks like an old, wood ‘speak easy’ door that leads down to the basement where there is a pub and a game room, which really is the ultimate man cave. It has a big, beautiful stone fireplace in it.’

Featured prominently in the first instalment of the franchise when the family host Don Corleone’s daughter’s wedding, the location is the setting for this famous line delivered by Marlon Brando.

At the whopping price of £1.8 million, it’s unlikely any of us will be spending time at the property any time soon, however when it comes to scouting out homes from the movies, there aren’t many cooler than this mafia headquarters.

 

Michael Corleone image credit: commons.wikimedia.org
Don Corleone’s office image credit: Connie Profaci Realty

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