Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio might have a spot on his new mantel for that Oscar (if he wins!) after the awards on Sunday. According to The Real Estalker, DiCaprio laid out some Wall Street kind of dough for a new home this week. The A-list star is reported to have purchased a home for $5.23 million in Palm Springs. The home was listed on January 15 for $5.495 million, and Leo snagged it on February 24 for $265,000 less than the asking price.
DiCaprio’s new home is quite A-list itself, with a tennis court, beautiful outdoor pool with gorgeous surrounding views and open spaces for entertaining. The six-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home spans 7,022 square feet. It was originally designed by architect Donald Wexler for singer and actress Dinah Shore in 1964. The listing photos show the home’s midcentury modern architecture and period furniture throughout. Redfin real estate specialist, Eric Tan, says Leo will really enjoy that backyard space when entertaining guests, which offers plenty of privacy if the star wants to host a “Wolf of Wall Street” kind of party.
This wouldn’t be the only property Leo has under his belt. In fact, he owns homes on both coasts, including at least three in the Los Angeles area. His main residence is on the “Bird Streets” above the Sunset Strip, and is actually two properties combined. He bought the first in 1999 for $2.515 million. It was once owned by Madonna, and has a home gym, pool, spa, wine cellar and a master suite with a large dressing room. In 2004, he spent $2.268 million on the home next door, an ivy-covered villa with four bedrooms, six baths and 5,500 square feet. DiCaprio also owns a home in Malibu, which he purchased in 1998 for $1.6 million, and he just sold another home he owned in the ‘Bu, for $17.35 million. It has also been reported that the leading man has property in Manhattan.
What do you think of his new home? Are you a fan of midcentury modern decor?