I have always been a big fan of real estate and maps and everything that would show me how other people live. I would read real estate brochures, developers plans, atlasses etcetera. The internet brought me floorpans, real estate websites from all over the world, maps and everything, a few mouse clicks away. I was the happiest camper imaginable. But it got even better! Then there was Google Maps…. the best invention since sliced bread! Zoom in, zoom out, see how close or how far one lives to a highway or motorway. Is there public transport nearby? Do they have nice views? What’s the garden like? Do they have a pool? Are they close to the outdoors? What type of building is next door?
But the real icing on the Google Maps cake is that I can unleash the stalker in me….With Google maps one can see anyone’s house from above.. that’s right, anyone’s, so that includes celebrities. Yes my friends, Google Maps can let you stalk people from the privacy of your own home. Bless the world wide web, can I hear an AMEN!
Here’s Madonna’s UK hideaway in the English countryside…
And here’s Oprah house in Montecito California.
Funny thing that… the houses next to hers look tiny yet those must be massive too.
John Travolta really has an airstrip right in his back yard. It’s not an urban myth.
He lives in an enclosed community with it’s private airstrip as seen on the left of the picture. The town is called Jumbolair…. That just doesn’t have a romantic ring to it….
Lesser names seem to do well too. Lori Loughlin has raked in enough big bucks between Full House and 90210 to afford this little number in the Hollywood Hills.
It might look smallish compared to the ones before, but if you look inside you’ll see that is is actually a fairly decent house for an ex Full House star. Jody Sweetin, who annoyed the world as Stephanie Tanner, reportedly lives here
To show you that I am aware it is not very nice to blatantly reveal such privacy sensitive information I would like to share with you where I myself live.