“The Wolf of Wall Street,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, depicts the extravagant life of Jordan Belfort, who swindled more than $100 million from mom-and-pop investors in the 90’s. Many scenes of the movie were set in Belfort’s houses, including a beautiful brick mansion on Long Island and a modern Manhattan penthouse. We dug in to see where those homes are located, what they’d be worth today, and where the real-life Belfort is living now.
Several people reported on Twitter that the Long Island mansion that was used in the film is located at 39 Chestnut Hill Dr, in Oyster Bay, NY. The house was built in 2001 and spans 12,724 square feet, on five acres of land. According to public records, the home was last purchased in 1993, for $475,000. It’s worth a lot more today! Based on comparable homes sold in the area, the Redfin Home Value Tool estimates the mansion to be worth around $4.12 million.
Belfort’s actual Long Island home, located at 5 Pin Oak Ct, was a little less extravagant, though still worth a pretty penny. Belfort sold it in 1991 for $1.55 million. The house was built in 1986 and spans 8,706 square feet, on two acres of land. The Redfin Home Value Tool estimates it to be worth about $2.76 million today.
According to the New York Daily News, the Manhattan penthouse where Belfort’s butler held a – let’s say – “intimate gathering” in the movie hit the market for $6.495 million. It’s located in the Milan Condominium building at 300 East 55th. Photos of the condo building are located at milannyc.com.
The real-life Belfort now lives in Hermosa Beach, CA, at 3423 The Strand. The mock-Mediterranean has four bedrooms, five baths, and is located right on the beach. It spans 5,000 square feet, and includes a chef’s kitchen, upstairs deck with dining space, a media center, steam shower, and two built-in barbecues on ocean-view decks. South Bay Digs has a video tour of the home on YouTube if you’d like to check it out. The Redfin Home Value Tool estimates it to be worth around $9.6 million based on sales of comparable beachside homes.
Leonardo DiCaprio is living large himself. The star just sold his home – well homes – in Malibu for $17.35 million. The property comprises three homes on a large lot, with direct access to the beach. The complex was built in 1927, but each home has been remodeled with the latest appliances and finishes. There are a total of seven bedrooms, 6.5 baths, and 2,633 square feet. Amenities include multiple outdoor lounging spaces, a Jacuzzi, a long deck facing the beach, and a home gym. It was listed by Kathryn Bentzen, of Arete Estates. Check out the listing on Redfin.com for all the photos.
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