Most famous stars have expensive tastes and they have to have the biggest and best house out there; however, there are others who prefer to live simpler. Here is a collection of A-list celebrities who live in humble homes.

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson is a well-known actor, who is mostly known for his role in the hit teen film Twilight. He took Hollywood by storm, while making a lot of money in the process.

He once splurged on a home, but he had a change of heart. In 2014, he sold his $6 million mansion and downsized to a two-bedroom, $2 million bungalow instead.

Dave Grohl

Who doesn’t love Dave Grohl? This famous rock star has a net worth of around $280 million, yet he still chooses to live a simple life.

This Los Angeles beach side home is three stories and has four bedrooms. It may not be the smallest property on this list; however, most people would expect much more from this rock star.

Tori Spelling

The Spelling family has been in the spotlight for decades, it’s no secret that Tori has struggled with money over the years- and that may be why she has moved eight times in six years.

This simple 2,400-square-foot three-bedroom bungalow may not be a lot of space for her kids inside, but the 1.73 acres of back yard is more than enough land to keep them entertained.

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley has definitely had a successful acting career with starring in films such as; Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, and Pride & Prejudice. Over the years, she has earned some major cash.

Keira found this Tribeca loft in New York for $2.2 million. The small space wasn’t enough for her, as she tried to sell it- and it spent seven years on the market for someone to buy it off her.

Lauren Conrad

You may know her as Lauren Conrad from The Hills, but it’s no secret that she has left the world of reality TV behind her.

She is now a leading figure in fashion and style, and she also has her own business. Over the years, she has bought some cute properties. In 2017, she listed the Brentwood home for sale, and that may be due to the fact that it was just a bit too simple for her.

January Jones

January Jones has gone the distance, when it comes to her career. She has starred in films and TV shows such as; The Last Man on Earth, Mad Men, and X-Men: First Class.

It seems that she likes to live in simpler homes. Jones paid $1 million for this property in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, in 2009. She ended up selling the property for almost $1.5 million.

Sarah Jessica Parker

You may know Sarah Jessica Parker, as Carrie Bradshaw, in the hit HBO series Sex in the City. Although her Greenwich Village townhouse in New York has since been sold, it took the buyer a while cough it up.

Actually, this simple house was on the market for three years before someone bought it. It may have been the home of a huge celebrity and her famous husband, but it’s also considered small in the celebrity world.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is a famous household name. With $1.2 billion to his name, McCartney can definitely splurge on a huge home; however, he decided to stay on the simpler side.

It’s been said that McCartney is decently tight with his money- which makes sense, because he lives in a rather modest townhouse in London.


Ke$ha has never played by the rules, and she has always made that clear. She loves to be different and step out of the box with everything she does, and her house is no different.

Ke$ha bought this $1.65 million bungalow in Venice, California, in 2014. It came as a surprise to her fans, because they figured she would buy a huge mansion. Instead, she purchased this cute and simple bungalow.

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel is known from her role in the hit series New Girl. She sold this lovely $2.2 million Hollywood Hills house a few years ago.

It’s not the biggest house, but the location warranted the large price tag. After all, the house only had three bedrooms and was only split across one single level.

Pete Wentz

Who hasn’t heard of the band Fall Out Boy? As the bassist for the band, Pete Wentz has built up a great career for himself over the years- which means that he isn’t short on cash.

He actually prefers to live life on the simpler side. He bought this gorgeous four-bedroom home for $1.5 million. Believe it or not- this home is considered “small” in the celebrity world.

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay is kind of a big deal, due to her role in Law & Order. Because of this, Mariska and her husband have been able to buy impressive properties over the years.

In 2012, they bought this beautiful New York townhouse for $10.7 million – but that price may shock you. There may be six bedrooms in this townhouse, but the actual space is decently small. The couple paid for the location on the Upper West Side.

Ellen Page

Ellen Page is a well-known actress. You may know her from her role in the film Juno. She continues to make a name for herself, which means she’s bringing in the cash.

Ellen feels more at home in smaller properties, even though she can easily buy a mansion. She was still living in this small two-bedroom bungalow in the Hollywood Hills, in 2014, and it wasn’t that expensive either. It cost her just under $1 million; however, when she sold it- she made a pretty great profit.

Simon Helberg

Simon Helberg is known for his role in the series The Big Bang Theory. He has made a name for himself, yet he likes to live a simple life.

Helberg bought this gorgeous house for just under $1 million. He has since moved into something a bit bigger.

Charlotte Ronson

Charlotte Ronson is an English fashion designer, who now calls New York City her home.

Charlotte and her husband live in a simple apartment in a duplex. Charlotte has had to use her own design powers to make their little apartment space appear bigger.

Meredith Vieira

Meredith Vieira is a broadcast journalist and a TV host. When she’s not appearing on your screen, she is spending time at her simple but beautiful home.

She bought this Hollywood Hills home for just over $1.1 million. This home is definitely one of the simpler homes on the list.

Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal has a few different properties on his real estate roster, which may not come as a surprise. After all, he is one of the most successful basketball players to date.

This five-bedroom home only cost him $235,000. Some of his other homes are huge mansions; however some of them are modest.

Brandon Boyd

Brandon Boyd is a singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist. He likes to live a low-key and simple life.

He bought a $2.5 million property in Topanga, in 2016. The main reason he bought the house was for the yurt in the backyard. He now uses it as an art studio.

Ellen Pompeo

You’ve probably heard of Ellen Pompeo from the hit series Grey’s Anatomy. She has been one of the leading roles of this series for decades. Ellen has purchased a few properties over the years – and this is one of the simpler ones.

Ellen purchased the property back in 2011 for $925,000. She had to cut the price by a few thousand dollars, when she couldn’t sell it.

Mama June

Mama June has made a name for herself over the years. She has appeared on the show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and she has also appeared on her own reality show- which is about her weight loss journey.

In 2015, she bought a home- which didn’t exactly break the bank. She only spent $149,000! It’s a beautiful, yet simple home.

Elijah Wood

When you think of Elijah Wood, you more than likely think of his role in Lord of the Rings. He lives a modest life, when he’s not acting.

He used to spend his fortune on expensive real estate, but in 2013, he downsized. He paid just $1 million for this property, which is nothing in the celebrity world.

Carrie Underwood

As one of the most successful singers in the world, you would have thought that Carrie Underwood would live in a ginormous house. When she’s not touring, she likes to live a simpler life in a relatively simple home.

She lives in Ottawa with her family. This house may be on the large side, but it’s not as fancy as other singers.

Tom Shadyac

Tom Shadyac is a well-known director. He is behind successful movies such as; Patch Adams, Ace Ventura, and Bruce Almighty.

When Tom had a near death experience, he decided that he didn’t want to live his life based on his fortune; so he donated a large amount of money away to charity and he moved into a trailer near to the beaches of Malibu.

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank is a well-known actor, yet she lives in a simple New York City apartment. The apartment is simple, yet elegant.

She rents out this apartment and she pays a whopping $20,000 each month! It’s surprising how expensive this place is, considering how small it is.

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are known as Hollywood’s famous power couple. They both are not hurting for money, due to being successful in the TV and movie world.

They could have purchased a large mansion; however, they decided to buy a quiet country home. This New York home sits far away from the city.

Dolly Parton

Who hasn’t heard of Dolly Parton? She has definitely made a name for herself, because of this, she has invested in theme parks and charities.

However, she has tried to stay true to her humble beginnings, when it comes to her property. She purchased this two-bedroom property for $1.2 million, in 2007.

Nicky Hilton

Nicky Hilton is a member of the prestigious Hilton family, yet she prefers to live a simpler life.

She bought this three-bedroom property for $2.8 million in Los Angeles, in 2007. It may be on the smaller side, but it has a hefty price tag- due to the location.

Tobey Maguire

Tobey Maguire is well-known in the Hollywood world. However, he doesn’t care too much for expensive and big mansions.

He bought this gorgeous 1920s Santa Monica home. It may look basic on the outside, but they spent a lot of money on the inside.

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey owns other proper houses; however, he likes to stay in homes that are small and transportable.

He spends a lot of time living in his fancy Airstream trailer. He has updated this trailer, but he likes to keep it as plain and simple as possible.

Rosie O’Donnell

Rosie O’Donnell may have a larger home than the others on this list, but she has other homes which range from large to modest.

Rosie has quite the impressive portfolio of properties. This gorgeous house may be large, but she has other homes that are smaller.

Vincent Kartheiser

Vincent Kartheiser is an actor who is married to Alexis Bledel. He has always opted in for a minimal life, full of simplicity away from the spotlight.

Despite the small size of it, Vincent was incredibly proud of his one-level bungalow. It was so small that he even had to pull the bed down from the ceiling so that he could sleep on it.

Jack White

Jack White played as the frontman of The White Stripes, but he has also embarked on his own solo career.

Jack isn’t fond of his life in the limelight, which is why he decided to buy this house in the woods. His property resides in Kalamazoo in Michigan, and he paid $510,000 for it.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele is known for her role in Glee. She likes to live in a modest home, away from the spotlight.

She sold this property a few years ago, but she loved this bungalow. She spent $1.8 million on it.

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci has taken the Hollywood by storm, since she was a kid. With her career, she has been able to find a lovely home.

She spent $1.5 million on this gorgeous property. It’s just a simple two bedroom home with a pool.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is one of the richest people in the world, and it’s been reported that his net worth is approximately $82 billion.

However, he is very nifty when it comes to saving his money, and he only spends it on necessary items. He bought this beautiful home decades ago for just $38,000.

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson is an NFL legend, who has racked up an impressive net worth over the years.

He also doesn’t care to live in the spotlight. He has since sold this house, but he once bought this modest property for $665,000.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

You may know Sarah Michelle Gellar from her role as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but it seems like her career has taken a turn recently. Sarah is now paying more attention to her family and her baking company.

This house is their current family home, but it’s beautifully simple. It has five bedrooms, and they have a lovely waterfall in the backyard.

Wolf Blitzer

If you watch the CNN network, then you know of Wolf Blitzer. He has been on our screens for almost three decades.

It’s been reported that he earns between $2 million and $5 million every year at CNN, but we don’t believe that he is spending that money on properties. He has been living at this house since 1990.

Phaedra Parks

Phaedra Parks used to live a decently modest life. She has since sold this house, to buy something much bigger.

She bought this beautiful house for just $845,000 in 2013. It may seem like a lot of money, but in the celebrity world- that’s pocket change. When she sold this house, she luckily made a nice profit.

Jennifer Lawrence

Currently, Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most famous actresses in the world. She is taking Hollywood by storm right now, and there’s nothing she can’t do.

She could easily buy a mansion, but instead she bought this low profile home. She bought a home in LA in 2014. She paid $8 million for the five-bedroom house.

Chris Daughtry

American Idol contestant, Chris Daughtry, appeared on the fifth season of the show. Since then, he has maintained a fairly successful career.

He could have bought a much bigger home, but instead he bought this beautiful simple house. He bought it for $699,000. He sold this home, but he still loved this family house.

Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen has had a successful career. However, he’s made it clear that he doesn’t like to live in the limelight.

He could easily buy a larger home, but he chose a simpler house. He has transformed the inside into a hipster’s dream.

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham has proved her willingness to speak out and write about difficult topics, yet there’s no doubt that her fans love her.

Because of her career, she has been able to stack up on the cash. Even though she spends most of her time in New York City, she has also bought a three-bedroom bungalow in LA. In 2015, she paid $2.7 million for this home.

Daryl Hannah

Daryl Hannah is an actress and an environmental activist. She campaigns others to make a change in their lifestyle, and she also plays by her own rules.

She instead lives on a woodland compound in Malibu. It’s all decked out in wood accents and views of beautiful greenery.

Lena Headey

Lena Headey is known from her role in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. It has since come to an end, but she has definitely made a mark in Hollywood with her role in the show.

During her Game of Thrones fame, she was living in this small $790,000 bungalow in the San Fernando Valley.

John Krasinski

John Krasinski is a well-known actor. Part of his fame came from being one-half of a Hollywood power couple. John and Emily Blunt now live in a huge family home; however, they used to live in a simpler house.

He actually used to have his own bachelor pad. This small property was bought for around $1 million. The house was a simple two bedroom home.

Michael Symon

If you like good food, then you have more than likely heard of Michael Symon. With a net worth of around $4 million, it’s safe to say that he could have possibly purchased a fancier home.

He bought this lovely property in Cleveland for just $500,000. This house has five bedrooms, but the greenery is the major selling point.

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields is still one of the most famous people in the world. She could have easily purchased a huge mansion, but instead she chose the simpler life.

She lives in a beautiful Hampton’s home. After she bought this simple home in 2013, she has completely remodeled the inside.

Bill & Giuliana Rancic

Bill Rancic and Giuliana DePandi have been married over a decade. The couple worked up a huge fortune over the years, with their careers.

They live in a lovely brownstone townhouse in Chicago. It is relatively basic on the outside, but it’s been suggested that it’s stunning on the inside.

Tim Cook

More than likely, you’ve heard of Tim Cook. As the CEO of Apple, Tim is now worth more money than most people can even dream of.

He’s worth over $625 million and is in charge of a company worth $1 trillion, so he has enough money to buy five mansions if he wanted to. Instead, he doesn’t allow himself to get carried away with what’s in his bank. Cook has never felt the need to move out of his four-bedroom condo.