With news that Jennifer Aniston has splashed out $9 million on a West Village pied-à-terre for her and boyfriend Justin Theroux recently, our thoughts have turned to the aspirational topic of celebrity homes. While the first question to pass our lips on a flat hunt is likely to be "how much is the council tax?" or "can we get a plumber to sort that tap?" Hollywood stars are more concerned by the width by depth ratio of the outdoor heated pool, or how exactly the French stone arches complement the fountain motif in that adorable Malibu mansion.
So prepare to be inspired, awed - and perhaps a little bit jealous - as we take you on a tour of the most luxurious celebrity homes on the Hollywood block. Kirstie Allsopp, eat your heart out...
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