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Designing a Dream Home for a Celebrity Kid

Designing a Dream Home for a Celebrity Kid

Several A-list celebrities -- Gwyneth Paltrow, Sandra Bullock, Jessica Alba and, of course, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie — either have adopted young children or have one on the way.

With these lifestyle changes in mind, what do celebrities want in a home? While they may have wanted a swim-up bar and sauna 10 years ago, many celebs now are looking for family-friendly homes with swing sets, playhouses, and giant kids rooms.

Unless you've been to the Jolie-Pitt compound in France, no one can say for certain, but here are some ideas for dream spaces for Suri, Apple and other celebrity kids.

Designer Bedrooms
First and foremost, parents are concerned where their kids lay their head at night. Not only does the room need to be safe and comfortable, but if you're a celebrity, it needs to be stylish as well.

Most little boys like boats so we can picture someone with a bunch of boys — we're looking at you Mrs. Beckham— to opt for bedroom with an ever-so-proper nautical theme, like the home pictured below on the Mercer Island real estatemarket. All you need is a boat bed, some paddles and buoys and you have a room that any sailor would be proud of.

9020 SE 47th St, Mercer Island WA(above)

For Sale: $1,299,000

We can't forget about the little princess in the family which is why this home listed on theOldsmar real estate market in Florida is a must.

One of the six bedrooms has been outfitted for a little princess, complete with a castle tower built into the room. And of course, pinks and purples rule the color scheme.

1734 E Lake Woodlands, Oldsmar FL (above)

For Sale: $1,395,000


A celebrity kid can't be expected to play in their room all day, which is why the next requirement for a celebrity kid's home is a giant playroom perfect for Matchbox cars, dress-up and hide-n-seek.

Who says you can't have kids in the city? Still within the Chicago city limits in the upscale Roscoe Village neighborhood, this townhouse has a basement area perfect for kids to romp, as well as enough space to hang all of their art work. Median Roscoe Village home values are presently $350,000.

1833 W Roscoe St, Chicago IL (above)

For Sale: $1,200,000


A celebrity kid's backyard just wouldn't be complete without a proper fort.

For the more adventurous kind, the best fort would be a treehouse — especially like the one seen in the backyard of this Scarsdale home for sale. The wooden structure sleeps 12 and is outfitted with comfy bean bags, a sleeping loft and paper lanterns for light.

9 Sundale Pl, Scarsdale, NY (above)

For Sale: $3,450,000

We can't forget the playhouse though—especially one with Craftsman details like shutters and Gingerbread trim in the backyard of a home for sale in Mamaroneck, NY.

14 Carriage House Ln, Mamaroneck NY (above)

For Sale: $1,695,888


The last element for the perfect celebrity kid's home is a pool —but not just any pool. The pool not only needs to be big enough for some major Marco Polo action, but it most likely will need at least a slide.

But if we're like any doting celeb parent, we'll need to do a little better on the slide and get one that wraps around the side of a rock wall, as is seen in this North Carolina home for sale, not to mention a pool basketball hoop and fountain to round things out.

7800 Clover Vale Dr, Waxhaw NC (above)

For Sale: $1,999,000

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