Models, Movies & Mansions—All In A Day’s Work For Leonardo DiCaprio

Leo owns more than his good looks and talent.

By Jeff Vasishta September 29, 2016
DiCaprio's Malibu Beach House. Photo courtesy of Partners Trust.

[otw_shortcode_dropcap label=”I” font=”Bowlby One SC” color_class=”otw-black-text” background_color_class=”otw-no-background” size=”large” border_color_class=”otw-no-border-color”][/otw_shortcode_dropcap]f Leonardo DiCaprio kept his girlfriends as long as he kept his real estate holdings he’d be a married father of four by now. Alas, he appears to swap love interests like Airbnb tenants. But he treats his real estate like goddesses. Take the latest house he’s just put on the market. It’s a modestly sized 1,765 square-foot 2-story home in Malibu with a gated courtyard, a garage, wood floors, glass sliding doors that lead to a deck with a Jacuzzi, panoramic views and a private stairway to the beach. According to previous reports, the spread has occasionally been leased for as much as $50,000 a month. But talk about appreciation—DiCaprio bought the house in 1998 for $1.6 million.

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If the Malibu crib is one of DiCaprio’s glamor pads, he’d also offloading an unassuming suburban four-bedroom, three-bathroom home in Studio City that he’s quietly owned since 2014. It’s listed at a truly modest (by Hollywood standards) $2.4million. Built in 1937, the 3,400-square-foot Studio City ranch home sits on a 15,000-square-foot lot in Colfax Meadows. It has an expansive front yard, verdant landscaping, a pool and an interior open-floor plan with French doors, “a palette of soothing neutrals,” high ceilings and a kitchen outfitted with Viking appliances, which it’s doubtful Di Caprio himself ever used.

But you could hardly expect Hollywood’s A-lister to just own two homes. Oh no. DiCaprio has another Malibu (Colony) beach front property with 7 bedrooms that he rents out for $75,000 a month. In NYC in keeping with his green (as in eco, not money) principles he stays in an apartment in the environmentally friendly Riverhouse, a Battery Park City condo that pumps out twice filtered air and filtered water to its pampered inhabitants. Tyra Banks is also a resident.

Battery Park City Condo. Photo courtesy of
Battery Park City Condo. Photo courtesy of

It doesn’t stop there, though. DiCaprio is quite the landlord. Not the kind of guy you can call when the toilet’s leaking, but one who refuses to let his holdings sit vacant, despite his multi-million dollar pay checks. Take his $10 million Delos townhouse in Greenwich Village – 66 E.11th Street to be exact.

Townhouse at 66 East 11th Street. Photo courtesy of Curbed.
Townhouse at 66 East 11th Street. Photo courtesy of Curbed.

It’s been rented for the truly mind boggling sum of $250,000 a month (if you have that much cash, why not buy?). It features things like vitamin C-infused showers, purified air and water, a “circulated aromatherapy air supply”, “Posture-supportive heat reflexology flooring” and a “dawn simulation” system to help with your sleep cycle. No word as to the veracity of the rumors that the building no longer has elevators, as after living there for a few months, tenants are able to levitate to their apartments.

If that’s all a little extreme for your taste you could always pay $4,500 a night for Leo’s modern Palm Springs property replete with 6 bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms. DiCaprio purchased the 7000 square foot property in 2014 for $5.2million.

Word has it, that in between cashing rent checks and dating models, DiCaprio also finds time to make a movie or two.

Jeff Vasishta



Jeff is a writer, husband and father but not necessarily in that order. As a music journalist he counts Prince, Beyonce and Quincy Jones amongst those he’s interviewed. He's also owned and flipped homes in Brooklyn, NJ, CT and PA.

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