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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Sustainable luxury! Aerial shots reveal Hollywood's most glamorous eco-friendly homes including Dr. Dre and Katy Perry's solar-paneled mansions, Jessica Alba's recycled furniture made of organic materials and Drake's waterfall and grotto

While celebrities are known for their jet-setting lifestyles, residing in luxurious properties about the world, flying in private jets and having flunkies at their beck and call, not all of them are carbon-footprint monsters. 
Even if A-lister's home are worth tens of millions of dollars, many have put an effort to be environmentally friendly and have turned their mansions into sanctuaries to be one with nature. 
Dr. Dre has created a solar-paneled garden and Katy Perry has a solar trailer, while Jessica Alba recycles all of her furniture and the the Beckhams' have created a 'sewage pool'. 
Drake relaxes in a waterfall and grotto and French Montana has created a 'tropical paradise', while Jay-Z and Beyonce enjoy a $120million 'floating on water' utopia.

Dr. Dre 
Dr. Dre bought his mansion in 2014 has made some eco-friendly changes to it
Dr. Dre bought his mansion in 2014 has made some eco-friendly changes to it 
The Death Row record label founder bought this $40million property from NFL legend Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen back in 2014.
Since then, Dre's made some eco-friendly changes, including solar panels that will generate enough electricity for the rap star to go completely off grid.
The panels can be seen in exclusive aerial shots covering the entirety of his roof and there's a huge patch of panels on the hillside nearby.
The compound, in Brentwood, is around four acres and was designed by architect Richard Landy. 
It boasts 18,298 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, library, study, gym, sauna and even a moat.
Last year, the 55-year-old was crowned the richest musician of the decade with a fortune of $950 million - and he has an eco-friendly house to rival any of the richest stars. The producer's wife Nicole has recently just filed for divorce. 
Since the $40million purchase in 2014, Dr. Dre has added solar panels that will generate enough electricity for the rap star to go completely off grid
Since the $40million purchase in 2014, Dr. Dre has added solar panels that will generate enough electricity for the rap star to go completely off grid 
The solar panels can be seen in exclusive DailyMail.com aerial shots covering the entirety of his roof and there's even a huge patch of panels on the hillside
The solar panels can be seen in exclusive DailyMail.com aerial shots covering the entirety of his roof and there's even a huge patch of panels on the hillside
The four-acre property home boasts 18,298 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, library, study, gym, sauna and even a moat
The four-acre property home boasts 18,298 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, library, study, gym, sauna and even a moat
Katy Perry  
Katy Perry bought her six-bed property for $19 million in April 2017 and transformed it into one of Hollywood's most environmentally friendly homes
Katy Perry bought her six-bed property for $19 million in April 2017 and transformed it into one of Hollywood's most environmentally friendly homes
Katy, 35, bought her six-bedroom property for $19 million in April 2017 and transformed it into one of Hollywood's most environmentally friendly homes, installing solar panels on the roof - and even on top of her posh trailer.
Now the pregnant star is sharing the house with fiancé Orlando Bloom, while he's trying to sell his Beverly Hills bachelor pad.
The 43-year-old has reduced the asking price of his four-bed luxury home on 'Billionaires Row' by $1million to $7.99million.
She's only days away from giving birth to her first child and recently revealed she once feared she 'wouldn't live to see 2018' after hitting rock bottom following a battle with depression.
The singer suffered from the mental health condition during her Witness tour following the poor critical and commercial reception of her fifth studio album in 2017.
Reflecting on using medication to overcome her some of her issues, the Katy said in a new interview: 'It was like I sprained my brain and I needed crutches.'
She has been in therapy since she was 25, but her most-recent encounter with depression was more difficult than anything she'd previously experienced. 
Katy transformed her lux mansion into one of Hollywood's most environmentally friendly homes by  installing solar panels on the roofs - and even on top of her posh trailer
Katy transformed her lux mansion into one of Hollywood's most environmentally friendly homes by  installing solar panels on the roofs - and even on top of her posh trailer
A closer look shows just how large the solar panels are. The star's cars ere even protected with coverings that reflect heat. The pregnant star is sharing the house with fiancé Orlando Bloom
A closer look shows just how large the solar panels are. The star's cars ere even protected with coverings that reflect heat. The pregnant star is sharing the house with fiancé Orlando Bloom
The singer's Beverly Hills property is surrounded by lush foliage to freshen up the LA smog air and offer seclusion for the mom-to-be
The singer's Beverly Hills property is surrounded by lush foliage to freshen up the LA smog air and offer seclusion for the mom-to-be 
Katy's trailer even comes complete with solar panels on the roof to generate as much sustainable energy as possible
Katy's trailer even comes complete with solar panels on the roof to generate as much sustainable energy as possible 
French Montana 
French Montana has made sure to make his California home and oasis, while staying eco-friendly
French Montana has made sure to make his California home and oasis, while staying eco-friendly 
Rapper French Montana bought this 7,700sq ft, five-bed, six-bath Calabasas home for $3.3 million from Selena Gomez in 2017 and transformed the place into an outdoor heaven.
Just off the estate's circular drive stands a topiary elephant. The resort-style grounds include lush gardens, a stone-lined swimming pool, spa and open-air entertainment surrounded by palm trees.
While it's a tropical oasis, it's still fit for any Hollywood star, as there's a panic button in every room, dozens of cameras and motion detectors. 
French, 35 and former beau of Khloe Kardashian, put the property on the market at the start of the year and recently dropped the asking price by $1million to $5.6million, but there's still no takers.
It doesn't appear he's strapped for cash, as the rapper splashed out on a $1.5million supercar in December. 
He labeled the vehicle as a 'lil gift' to himself and that 'a boss move like a boss and taste like a boss'. 
It was in this Calabasas home that French suffered 'stomach pains, nausea and an elevated heart rate', which turned out to be cardiac issues. 
An ambulance was called to the home and he was rushed to the hospital.    
L.A. County Sheriff's deputies had actually been called to the house at 1.30pm over reports of a suspected robbery - which turned out to be a false alarm - but they were so concerned by French's condition that they summoned an ambulance to take him to hospital.
He was quickly transported to a San Fernando Valley hospital, where he was treated with IV fluids.
Doctors believe French's symptoms were the result of seriously overworking himself and following his stint in hospital, his elevated heart rate has now returned to normal.
Rapper French Montana bought this 7,700sq ft, five-bed, six-bath Calabasas home for $3.3 million from Selena Gomez in 2017 and transformed the place into an outdoor heaven
Rapper French Montana bought this 7,700sq ft, five-bed, six-bath Calabasas home for $3.3 million from Selena Gomez in 2017 and transformed the place into an outdoor heaven
The resort-style grounds include lush gardens, a stone-lined swimming pool, spa and open-air entertainment surrounded by palm trees. Solar panels can also be seen on different parts of his very large roof
 The resort-style grounds include lush gardens, a stone-lined swimming pool, spa and open-air entertainment surrounded by palm trees. Solar panels can also be seen on different parts of his very large roof 
French put the property on the market at the start of the year and recently dropped the asking price by $1million to $5.6million, but there's still no takers for the luxury abode
French put the property on the market at the start of the year and recently dropped the asking price by $1million to $5.6million, but there's still no takers for the luxury abode 
While it's a tropical oasis, it's still fit for any Hollywood star, as there's a panic button in every room, dozens of cameras and motion detectors
While it's a tropical oasis, it's still fit for any Hollywood star, as there's a panic button in every room, dozens of cameras and motion detectors
Lisa Ling 
The veteran CNN TV host transformed her Santa Monica seafront condo into one of LA's first energy neutral homes.
Designer Marco DiMaccio deconstructed the existing structure on the property and recycled over 60 tons of wood, concrete, drywall and metal. 
The same amount of material was also donated to the housing charity Habitat for Humanity.
There's solar panels above the upper terrace and the lawns are a synthetic turf with zero water usage and very low maintenance. While the fibre-glass pool is filled with chlorine-free salt water, which can be cleaned without chemicals.
Lisa Ling transformed her Santa Monica seafront condo into one of Los Angeles' first energy neutral homes
Lisa Ling transformed her Santa Monica seafront condo into one of Los Angeles' first energy neutral homes
The veteran CNN TV host worked with designer Marco DiMaccio to deconstruct the existing structure on the property and recycled over 60 tons of wood, concrete, drywall and metal
The veteran CNN TV host worked with designer Marco DiMaccio to deconstruct the existing structure on the property and recycled over 60 tons of wood, concrete, drywall and metal
There's solar panels above the upper terrace and the lawns are a synthetic turf with zero water usage and very low maintenance
There's solar panels above the upper terrace and the lawns are a synthetic turf with zero water usage and very low maintenance
Ling has a  fibre-glass pool filled with chlorine-free salt water, which can be cleaned without chemicals
Ling has a  fibre-glass pool filled with chlorine-free salt water, which can be cleaned without chemicals
Jay-Z & Beyonce 
Music's power couple caused a splash when they paid $120million in 2017 for this ultra-modern eight-bed, eleven-bath crib, complete with bulletproof windows, four pools, basketball court and a private 'wellness' center.
Yet instead of added more bling, they got rid of the court and planted more trees. 
In an effort to soften the home's sharp lines and add a touch of nature, a waterway with trees meanders around the entire property, as the architect wanted the house to look as it was 'floating on water'.
Over the course of the last two years, the world's most powerful showbiz couple have also been quietly turning their luxury $88million mansion into the perfect family home. 
The rap star is a huge basketball fan and often spotted courtside at the Los Angeles Lakers games, but now he's given up the court in favor of a custom-made kids' park complete with trampoline, slides, secret den, swings, play tower, sandpit and a dome-shaped climbing frame. 
Jat-Z and Beyonce caused a splash when they paid $120 million in 2017 for this ultra-modern eight-bed, eleven-bath crib, complete with bulletproof windows, four pools, basketball court and a private 'wellness' center
Jat-Z and Beyonce caused a splash when they paid $120 million in 2017 for this ultra-modern eight-bed, eleven-bath crib, complete with bulletproof windows, four pools, basketball court and a private 'wellness' center
Jay-Z and Beyonce have been developing their Bel Air property into a more family home for their three children Blue Ivy, seven, and twins Rumi and Sir, two
Jay-Z and Beyonce have been developing their Bel Air property into a more family home for their three children Blue Ivy, seven, and twins Rumi and Sir, two
In an effort to soften the home's sharp lines and add a touch of nature, a waterway with trees meanders around the entire property, as the architect wanted the house to look as it was 'floating on water'
In an effort to soften the home's sharp lines and add a touch of nature, a waterway with trees meanders around the entire property, as the architect wanted the house to look as it was 'floating on water'
David & Victoria Beckham  
The couple paid $7.3million in December 2016 to transform three neglected barns in Cotswolds in the U.K into one environmentally friendly house.
They created their own 'fairytale garden', where they've let the trees, bushes and plants run free rather than have a perfectly manicured lawn.
The garden, designed by Chelsea Flower Show winner Marcus Barnett, includes a pergola, 'natural swimming pond' - which uses water recycled from the main house - and a fruit orchard of plum, pear, crab apple, wild cherry and witch hazel trees. In total, they have 23 different types of trees.
They've also built a huge treehouse and $17,000 igloo-style outdoor steamroom and sauna. They're now applying for planning permission to build a giant lake.
The couple paid $7.3million in December 2016 to transform three neglected barns in Cotswolds in the UK into one environmentally friendly house
The couple paid $7.3million in December 2016 to transform three neglected barns in Cotswolds in the UK into one environmentally friendly house
They created their own 'fairytale garden', where they've let the trees, bushes and plants run free rather than have a perfectly manicured lawn
They created their own 'fairytale garden', where they've let the trees, bushes and plants run free rather than have a perfectly manicured lawn
Victoria and David Beckham's mansion in Cotswolds comes equipped with an impressive home gym with rustic wooden décor, a tennis court and a cabin with a steam room and sauna
Victoria and David Beckham's mansion in Cotswolds comes equipped with an impressive home gym with rustic wooden décor, a tennis court and a cabin with a steam room and sauna. They've also built a huge treehouse and $17,000 igloo-style outdoor steamroom and sauna. They're now applying for planning permission to build a giant lake
The garden includes a pergola, 'natural swimming pond' - which uses water recycled from the main house - and a fruit orchard of plum, pear, crab apple, wild cherry and witch hazel trees. In total, they have 23 different types of trees
The garden includes a pergola, 'natural swimming pond' - which uses water recycled from the main house - and a fruit orchard of plum, pear, crab apple, wild cherry and witch hazel trees. In total, they have 23 different types of trees
Jessica Alba 
Alba spent 18 months renovating their $10 million home until it was ready to move into last year
Alba spent 18 months renovating their $10 million home until it was ready to move into last year
The actress founded her own ethically-made products company Honest.com in 2011 and has always been true to living and working in eco-friendly environments.
Alba, 39, and film producer husband Cash Warren, 41, spent 18 months renovating their $10 million home until it was ready to move into last year.
She told Architectural Digest that the furniture is mostly recycled and made of 'all organic materials, natural fibers and fabrics, hemp textures, and reclaimed wood', with them also only using toxic-free paint.
It was also inspired by Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's house in Beverly Hills, who introduced her to the designers Kathleen and Tommy Clements.
She says: 'They'd have us over for holiday parties, and we'd leave and say to each other: 'Their house is so sick!''
The mom-of-three also stays fit while in her home by learning TikTok dances with her daughters where she has amassed millions of followers on the platform. 
She told Architectural Digest that the furniture is mostly recycled and made of 'all organic materials, natural fibers and fabrics, hemp textures, and reclaimed wood', with them also only using toxic-free paint
She told Architectural Digest that the furniture is mostly recycled and made of 'all organic materials, natural fibers and fabrics, hemp textures, and reclaimed wood', with them also only using toxic-free paint
The actress founded her own ethically-made products company Honest.com in 2011 and has always been true to living and working in eco-friendly environments, including that in her home
The actress founded her own ethically-made products company Honest.com in 2011 and has always been true to living and working in eco-friendly environments, including that in her home 
The home was inspired by Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's house in Beverly Hills, who introduced her to the designers Kathleen and Tommy Clements
The home was inspired by Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's house in Beverly Hills, who introduced her to the designers Kathleen and Tommy Clements
The mom-of-three also stays fit while in her home by learning TikTok dances with her daughters where she has amassed millions of followers on the platform.
The mom-of-three also stays fit while in her home by learning TikTok dances with her daughters where she has amassed millions of followers on the platform. 
Adele
Adele loves living in the exclusive Beverly Hills gated community of Hidden Valley and has purchased two properties opposite each other
Adele loves living in the exclusive Beverly Hills gated community of Hidden Valley and has purchased two properties opposite each other 
Adele loves living in the exclusive Beverly Hills gated community of Hidden Valley and has purchased two properties opposite each other.
The 32-year-old's next-door neighbors include BFF Jennifer Lawrence, Nicole Richie and Penelope Cruz.
The $10.65 million six-bed place she bought last May comes with solar panels on the roof, an arts studio, crafts room and library.
Adele first bought a property on the other side of the street in April 2016 for $9.5million.
The Rolling In The Deep singer showed off her weight loss recently as she posed for a snap below her TV, where she was watching Beyonce perform in her Already music video.
Showing her supportive side, Adele made sure to match Beyonce's ensemble in the video by wearing a brown shirt that had a crescent moon-print design.
Gushing about Beyonce's latest release, Adele wrote in the caption: 'Thank you Queen for always making us all feel so loved through your art.'
Adele is said to have lost a staggering 100lbs due to a 1,000 calorie a day diet and upping her exercise, and she showed off her dramatic transformation on her 32nd birthday.
Adele first bought a property in April 2016 for $9.5 million and then bought another property across the street last May
Adele first bought a property in April 2016 for $9.5 million and then bought another property across the street last May  
The $10.65 million six-bed place she bought last May comes with solar panels on the roof, an arts studio, crafts room and library
The $10.65 million six-bed place she bought last May comes with solar panels on the roof, an arts studio, crafts room and library
The Friends star admitted last year that she 'loses touch' with the world while inside her luxury home - and it's not difficult to see why
The Friends star admitted last year that she 'loses touch' with the world while inside her luxury home - and it's not difficult to see why
Jennifer Aniston 
The Friends star admitted last year that she 'loses touch' with the world while inside her luxury home - and it's not difficult to see why.
She said in an interview with Glamour Magazine: 'I find myself at times isolating. Don't get me wrong, I love being home. Home is a very comfortable, safe space for me. But if you stay home for too long you will become isolated and lose touch with what's going on in the real world.'
The 51-year-old bought her $21million Bel Air mansion 10 years ago and has turned it into a living paradise, which sits on the Santa Monica Mountains and overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
The property has seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, including 'his 'n' hers' outdoor bathrooms at the back of the house. 
There's also a pool, office, yoga studio, and a chicken coop that fits up to 40 hens, as she's a big fan of free-range eggs.
When living there with former husband Justin Theroux, she told People Magazine: 'We use the eggs every day. We make frittatas, carbonara. Justin makes great pasta. I use the eggs in my salad or for snacks. They taste delicious!'
The 51-year-old bought the $21 million Bel Air mansion 10 years ago and has turned it into a living paradise as it sits on the Santa Monica Mountains and overlooks the Pacific Ocean
The 51-year-old bought the $21 million Bel Air mansion 10 years ago and has turned it into a living paradise as it sits on the Santa Monica Mountains and overlooks the Pacific Ocean
The property has seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, including 'his 'n' hers' outdoor bathrooms at the back of the house
The property has seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, including 'his 'n' hers' outdoor bathrooms at the back of the house
There's also a pool, office, yoga studio, and a chicken coop that fits up to 40 hens, as she's a big fan of free-range eggs. She previously said she loves using the eggs every day
There's also a pool, office, yoga studio, and a chicken coop that fits up to 40 hens, as she's a big fan of free-range eggs. She previously said she loves using the eggs every day 

Drake 
Rapper Drake's $7.7million mansion was originally listed at $27million but he got it for a bargain
Rapper Drake's $7.7million mansion was originally listed at $27million but he got it for a bargain 
Drake's $7.7million mansion is a little different from the rest, like Yellowstone Park meets Jurassic Park.
There are wooden beams throughout the property, plus a classical library, wine cellar, and a natural pool that Drake, 33, claims is the biggest in the world.
The house was originally listed at $27million, but he got it for a bargain when the previous owner was at a 'low moment - I stole it from him,' says Drake.
He's got man-made grottos underneath a waterfall, which cascade into the giant pool. 
It looks more at home in the middle of the countryside rather than in the smog and hustle and bustle of LA.
The swim-in grotto has a bar inside the swimming pool. 
There are also large statues of naked women in and around the water and a waterfall cascading from the hot tub above.
In fact, it was the swimming pool that first attracted Drake to the property – and he'd had his sights set on it for years.
'I was like, ''What are the world's craziest residential pools?'' and when I searched online, this came up,' he revealed to Rolling Stone back in 2014. 'This house was the desktop image on my computer years before I bought it.' 
There are wooden beams throughout the property, plus a classical library, wine cellar, and a natural pool that Drake, 33, claims is the biggest in the world
There are wooden beams throughout the property, plus a classical library, wine cellar, and a natural pool that Drake, 33, claims is the biggest in the world
There are large statues of naked women in and around the water and a waterfall cascading from the hot tub above
There are large statues of naked women in and around the water and a waterfall cascading from the hot tub above
This is just one Drake's homes, as the Canadian-born rapper also has a residence in his native Toronto. His California home looks more at home in the middle of the countryside rather than in the hustle and bustle of LA
This is just one Drake's homes, as the Canadian-born rapper also has a residence in his native Toronto. His California home looks more at home in the middle of the countryside rather than in the hustle and bustle of LA
It was the swimming pool that first attracted Drake to the property – and he'd had his sights set on it for years. 'I was like, ''What are the world's craziest residential pools?'' and when I searched online, this came up,' he revealed to Rolling Stone back in 2014. 'This house was the desktop image on my computer years before I bought it'
It was the swimming pool that first attracted Drake to the property – and he'd had his sights set on it for years. 'I was like, ''What are the world's craziest residential pools?'' and when I searched online, this came up,' he revealed to Rolling Stone back in 2014. 'This house was the desktop image on my computer years before I bought it'

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