Barbra Streisand's Basement Mall Is Not Alone: 7 Other Celebs Who Have Had Outrageous Things in Their Homes

Lady Gaga, Céline Dion and Jennifer Lopez are just a few stars who lead a lavish lifestyle

By Bruna Nessif Oct 27, 2015 3:26 AMTags
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You guys, Barbra Streisand has a mall in her basement. Yep, you read that right.

We were reminded of this fun tidbit over the weekend when Ryan Murphy recalled a visit to the private shopping center with his American Horror Story: Hotel star Lady Gaga. "We had dinner with Barbra and Jim, and Kelly [Preston] and John [Travolta], and Gaga and I," the show creator said during the EW Fest panel on Saturday.

"That's all the people who were invited. And after dinner, she said, ‘Do you want to see the mall?' And Gaga and I were out of that chair so fast...We went down to the mall and spent an hour down there. She pulled out her collection of gowns from Funny Girl and Hello, Dolly! And then she said, ‘Do you want frozen yogurt?' I could write a whole book about that night."

And while having a freakin' mall in your basement is hard to top, we have to note that Streisand isn't the only celeb to have had an outrageous addition in her home.

Just take these stars for example:


Lady Gaga: Could you picture Mother Monster in a pair of bowling shoes? Us, either, but it turns out the sport was something the singer enjoyed. Gaga''s Malibu mansion included a massive 800-bottle wine cellar, home theater, saltwater swimming pool and, oh yes, a subterranean "batcave," that was decked out with a 1960s-style bowling alley and basketball free-throw machines.

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Marilyn Manson: This musician's outrageous addition isn't a room. It's a piece of furniture. A Rolling Stone interview from January noted that one of Manson's rooms includes "an old abortionist's chair that he once covered with a beaver rug given to him by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie."

Manson even joked, "I call it Beaver Mountain and it's where I had sex with certain individuals that may or may not have resulted in my divorce. Don't fear the beaver."

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Gwyneth Paltrow: OK, to be fair, the GOOP founder's participation in this list isn't as crazy as others, but we just had to include. In 2011, Paltrow told Elle Decor that she can't live without her Antonio Lupi Baia tub—in her bedroom. "It's in the middle of my bedroom—perfect for a relaxing wind-down and for bathing the kids," she told the mag.

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Michael Jordan: The NBA legend's former Chicago mansion was tricked out with—yep, you guessed it—a full basketball court. But, of course, right? If that doesn't suit your fancy, perhaps the property's tennis court, putting green or massive gym will tempt you.

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Céline Dion: Are you ready for this? The iconic singer put her Florida mansion on the market back in 2013 for a whopping $72.5 million (!), and the Juniper Island estate included some pretty flashy additions. The home had two connecting pools, which featured slides, a lazy river and watergun stations. A third pool offered views of the Atlantic Ocean, you know, in case water parks just aren't your thing. 

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Kanye West & Kim Kardashian: In 2014, we got a glimpse of the couple's former dream house and The Hidden Hills gem sat on 3.5 acres of land and featured—wait for it—two swimming pools, two spas, fountains, a rose garden and (here's the kicker) its very own vineyard. Sadly, we're still waiting for our bottle of West Wines.

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Jennifer Lopez: Who knew J.Lo was such a golf enthusiast? In 2014, Lopez snagged herself a $22 million penthouse at The Whitman in the posh north Madison Square Park NYC neighborhood. With the hefty price tag came 6,500 square feet and a landscaped roof deck with a putting green.

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