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Map: 25 Outrageous Celebrity Houses, Islands, and Even Tombs

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Everyone is always going on about the wacky baby names celebrities choose, but what about the bizarre real estate celebrities buy? For instance, did you know that Paula Deen has a very serious shell obsession that can be seen throughout her Savannah abode? Or that Neil Patrick Harris has a man cave that is filled with magic and other tricks? If it wasn't for Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch, Nic Cage would be the king of the comical, with his castle (covered in "purple velvet fabric"), a haunted house too scary to sleep in, and even a tomb because why not. Below, Curbed's map of 25 of the weirdest and most wonderful real estate owned by American celebrities, from an island off the coast of Sweden to a shoe house in California. Think we left out any notable homes? Let us know in the comments!

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Nic Cage's Castle

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Before eventually winding up in the banks' hands in 2010, Nicolas Cage owned this Los Feliz castle with "purple velvet fabric" wall coverings and "Egyptian-inspired stenciling" on the ceiling

Nic Cage's Haunted House

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Dubbed the "Most Haunted House in America," this Louisiana abode was known for housing a socialite in the early 19th century with a liking to torturing and murdering slaves. Nic Cage nabbed this listing in 2007 before the tax man eventually acquired it two years later.

MJ's Neverland Ranch

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There's no way one can bring up bizarre celebrity real estate without talking about Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. Jackson bought this California ranch in 1987 for $19.5 million before turning it into a personal playland with orangutans, elephants, llamas, and a 12,000-square-foot main house with a stage that is equipped with trap doors for magic shows. In May 2015, the abode was renamed Sycamore Valley Ranch, stripped of all its rides, and placed on the market for $100 million.

Nic Cage's Tomb

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Covered in red lipstick smooches, this St. Louis tomb will one day be the resting place for Nicolas Cage. Cage purchased the nine-foot-tall, pyramid-shaped tomb in 2010.

Tiger Woods' Island

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Who needs a mansion when you can have an entire island to yourself? Tiger Woods was the most recent owner of this private island off the coast of Sweden. In January of 2015, all 62 acres of the island were put on the market for an unknown listing price.

Jared Leto's Bomb Film Studio

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Pretty boy Jared Letto bought this pretty Los Angeles abode for $5 million in January 2015. According to Curbed LA, the mansion once housed a secret film unit headed by the U.S. military. With more than 250 filmmakers, the military documented nuclear bomb blasts all over the world.

Nick Young's Shoe House

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"Rapper" Iggy Azalea and her boyfriend, Lakers player Nick Young, dropped $3.45 million on this mock-Mediterranean mansion last January. The only thing the listing is used for is to house the NBA player's 500-plus pairs of sneakers. To make sure the "shoe house" is safe, Young employs two "shoe keepers." The abode was once owned by Selena Gomez.

Nic Cage's Island

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For two years, Nic Cage owned the Leaf Cay Island, located in the Exuma chain of islands in the Bahamas. He bought the 45-acre island in 2006 for $3 million before putting it back on the market for $7 million in 2008.

Leonardo DiCaprio's Eco-Resort

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Leonardo DiCaprio may not have an Oscar (yet), but he does have something most other celebrities don't: an island. Last April, DiCaprio announced that he would open an "eco-resort" on the Belizean island, Blackadore Caye. His plans for the 104-acre private island are to build artificial reefs with "fish shelters" and a nursery with marine grass to feed manatees. The resort is expected to open in 2018.

Minecraft's Candy Room

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Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of the block-building game Minecraft, bought this Beverly Hills mega-mansion in December 2014 for $70 million. One of the most unique aspects of this abode is its candy room. To nab this listing, Notch had to outbid Beyoncé and Jay Z.

Christopher Meloni's Haunted House

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Christopher Meloni is known as the super-star detective in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the owner of the Ozzie and Harriet house. Located in Beverly Hills, this abode is infamous for ghost stories like lights turning off or faucets turning on. Meloni purchased the listing in December 2014 for $5.25 million.

NPH's Magic Man Cave

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In June 2014, How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris listed his Sherman Oaks estate for $2.995 million after buying it for $2.1 million four years earlier. In the abode, you can find what NPH describes as his "magic man cave," a bright red, magic-trick filled room.

DiCaprio's Amenity-Filled Apartment

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Leonardo DiCaprio's eco-friendly NYC high rise comes fully equipped with what are probably the strangest amenities that can be found in any apartment in the city. Inside, there is a vitamin C-infused shower, Circadian lighting system, posture-supportive heat reflexology floors, and pumped in aromatherapy. The actor purchased the apartment for $10 million in May 2014.

Randy Travis' Holy Ranch

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In May 2014, country crooner Randy Travis listed his Santa Fe abode ranch for $14.7 million. The 220-acre plot offers more than just the 19,339-square-foot estate, but also a quirky chapel building with a bowling alley and a shooting range.

Robin Williams' Villa of Smiles

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Former funny man Robin Williams listed this 653-acre Napa Valley estate for $35 million in August 2012. Along with award-winning grape vines and a solar farm, the listing also featured "safe rooms" and "climate-controlled cellars for art." The estate is known as Villa Sorriso, or Villa of Smiles.

Drake's YOLO Estate

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Here are some of the weirdest, must-know details inside Drake's YOLO (You Only Live Once) estate: a giraffe statue, mechanical bull, half-dozen unused stables, Olympic-size pool, 80-foot water slide, and a "secret" entrance to his bedroom. The $7.7 million abode also used to have a sign outside that read "YOLO Estate," but it was stolen three times and was getting pretty costly to replace. Now, there's only a sign with the street number. Womp womp.

Julian Schnabel's Pink Palace

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With a garish Pepto Bismol paint job, you can find artist Julian Schnabel's pink palace, dubbed Palazzo Chupi, in New York's West Village.

John Travolta's Jumbolair

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Here's a fun and fairly unknown fact: John Travolta has a commercial pilots license. Whenever he feels like soaring the skies in one of his private jets, he heads over to his Ocala, Florida abode, which has a 1.4 mile runway. Travolta purchased the home in 2013.

Katy Perry's (Future?) Convent

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An archbishop, a group of nuns, a hotelier, and Katy Perry walk into a convent—what sounds like the start to a pretty mediocre joke is actually an all too real lawsuit between the Bad Blood celebrity, nightlife maven Dana Hollister, and two rivaling groups of nuns, The Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The whole hullabaloo started this past July when the archdiocese originally intended to sell a Los Feliz convent to Hollister, but later changed their minds with the hope to sell it to Perry. To figure out which buyer deserves the convent most, the dispute has turned over to a higher power: the LA County Superior Court judge. The decision as to whether or not Perry will win the LA convent or not will be decided in a court hearing in October 2015.

Miley Cyrus' Weird Backyard

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In an Instagram video released this past April, Miley Cyrus showcased her fish, some pancakes with Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, and her bizarre backyard. What you can find behind this Studio City manse is a life-sized white horse statue, a $25,000 tipi, and a Hollywood sign. Cyrus purchased the abode for $3.9 in August 2011.

Paula Deen's Shell Obsession

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Apparently, butter isn't the only thing Paula Deen is obsessed with. As a self-professed "Shell Lady," Deen has decorated her country cute abode with various stone busts outfitted with seashells and starfish. Other peculiar details inside the abode include a frog ride, carpeted doggie steps that lead to the bed, and a metal sign with the words "Y'All Come Back." Since last May, Deen's Savannah estate has been on the market for $12.5 million.

Kim and Kanye's Entertaining Pavilion

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reportedly purchased their newest SoCal mansion for $21.25 million in August 2015. Along with a theater, wet bar-equipped game room, and custom-paneled library, this French County-style single-family home comes with "wide art gallery walkways," a pair of vineyards, and an "entertaining pavilion."

Lady Gaga's Bowling Alley House

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It's no wonder Lady Gaga went totally gaga for this Southern California abode. Purchased October 2014 for $23 million, this listing offers an underground "batcave" with a "secret door," a huge wine cellar, saltwater pool, bocce ball court, and an eight-horse stable. But pièce de résistance? Obviously, her 1960s-era two-lane bowling alley.

Diddy's Underwater Tunnel

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Sean Combs, otherwise known as Diddy and Puff Daddy, bought this Holmby Hills mansion in September 2014 for $39 million. While the listing's steam room, massage room, and beauty salon seem luxurious enough for any celebrity, the abode pushes the limits with an underwater tunnel that connects a pool and a grotto.

Bieber's Rental Mansion

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This rather tacky Hollywood Hills party pad is on the market for $29,500/month, owned by none other than Justin Bieber. Never say never to renting this manse as the 2012 cast of American Idol and Playboy TV's Swing cast saw this abode as good enough to take up roots in. The listing offers its own nightclub, movie theater, gym, three bars, and an infamous history of making life "intolerable" for neighbors. The cherry on top to this abode is its hideous Hollywood sign, rendered in blue glass tile.

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Nic Cage's Castle

Before eventually winding up in the banks' hands in 2010, Nicolas Cage owned this Los Feliz castle with "purple velvet fabric" wall coverings and "Egyptian-inspired stenciling" on the ceiling

Nic Cage's Haunted House

Dubbed the "Most Haunted House in America," this Louisiana abode was known for housing a socialite in the early 19th century with a liking to torturing and murdering slaves. Nic Cage nabbed this listing in 2007 before the tax man eventually acquired it two years later.

MJ's Neverland Ranch

There's no way one can bring up bizarre celebrity real estate without talking about Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. Jackson bought this California ranch in 1987 for $19.5 million before turning it into a personal playland with orangutans, elephants, llamas, and a 12,000-square-foot main house with a stage that is equipped with trap doors for magic shows. In May 2015, the abode was renamed Sycamore Valley Ranch, stripped of all its rides, and placed on the market for $100 million.

Nic Cage's Tomb

Covered in red lipstick smooches, this St. Louis tomb will one day be the resting place for Nicolas Cage. Cage purchased the nine-foot-tall, pyramid-shaped tomb in 2010.

Tiger Woods' Island

Who needs a mansion when you can have an entire island to yourself? Tiger Woods was the most recent owner of this private island off the coast of Sweden. In January of 2015, all 62 acres of the island were put on the market for an unknown listing price.

Jared Leto's Bomb Film Studio

Pretty boy Jared Letto bought this pretty Los Angeles abode for $5 million in January 2015. According to Curbed LA, the mansion once housed a secret film unit headed by the U.S. military. With more than 250 filmmakers, the military documented nuclear bomb blasts all over the world.

Nick Young's Shoe House

"Rapper" Iggy Azalea and her boyfriend, Lakers player Nick Young, dropped $3.45 million on this mock-Mediterranean mansion last January. The only thing the listing is used for is to house the NBA player's 500-plus pairs of sneakers. To make sure the "shoe house" is safe, Young employs two "shoe keepers." The abode was once owned by Selena Gomez.

Nic Cage's Island

For two years, Nic Cage owned the Leaf Cay Island, located in the Exuma chain of islands in the Bahamas. He bought the 45-acre island in 2006 for $3 million before putting it back on the market for $7 million in 2008.

Leonardo DiCaprio's Eco-Resort

Leonardo DiCaprio may not have an Oscar (yet), but he does have something most other celebrities don't: an island. Last April, DiCaprio announced that he would open an "eco-resort" on the Belizean island, Blackadore Caye. His plans for the 104-acre private island are to build artificial reefs with "fish shelters" and a nursery with marine grass to feed manatees. The resort is expected to open in 2018.

Minecraft's Candy Room

Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of the block-building game Minecraft, bought this Beverly Hills mega-mansion in December 2014 for $70 million. One of the most unique aspects of this abode is its candy room. To nab this listing, Notch had to outbid Beyoncé and Jay Z.

Christopher Meloni's Haunted House

Christopher Meloni is known as the super-star detective in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the owner of the Ozzie and Harriet house. Located in Beverly Hills, this abode is infamous for ghost stories like lights turning off or faucets turning on. Meloni purchased the listing in December 2014 for $5.25 million.

NPH's Magic Man Cave

In June 2014, How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris listed his Sherman Oaks estate for $2.995 million after buying it for $2.1 million four years earlier. In the abode, you can find what NPH describes as his "magic man cave," a bright red, magic-trick filled room.

DiCaprio's Amenity-Filled Apartment

Leonardo DiCaprio's eco-friendly NYC high rise comes fully equipped with what are probably the strangest amenities that can be found in any apartment in the city. Inside, there is a vitamin C-infused shower, Circadian lighting system, posture-supportive heat reflexology floors, and pumped in aromatherapy. The actor purchased the apartment for $10 million in May 2014.

Randy Travis' Holy Ranch

In May 2014, country crooner Randy Travis listed his Santa Fe abode ranch for $14.7 million. The 220-acre plot offers more than just the 19,339-square-foot estate, but also a quirky chapel building with a bowling alley and a shooting range.

Robin Williams' Villa of Smiles

Former funny man Robin Williams listed this 653-acre Napa Valley estate for $35 million in August 2012. Along with award-winning grape vines and a solar farm, the listing also featured "safe rooms" and "climate-controlled cellars for art." The estate is known as Villa Sorriso, or Villa of Smiles.

Drake's YOLO Estate

Here are some of the weirdest, must-know details inside Drake's YOLO (You Only Live Once) estate: a giraffe statue, mechanical bull, half-dozen unused stables, Olympic-size pool, 80-foot water slide, and a "secret" entrance to his bedroom. The $7.7 million abode also used to have a sign outside that read "YOLO Estate," but it was stolen three times and was getting pretty costly to replace. Now, there's only a sign with the street number. Womp womp.

Julian Schnabel's Pink Palace

With a garish Pepto Bismol paint job, you can find artist Julian Schnabel's pink palace, dubbed Palazzo Chupi, in New York's West Village.

John Travolta's Jumbolair

Here's a fun and fairly unknown fact: John Travolta has a commercial pilots license. Whenever he feels like soaring the skies in one of his private jets, he heads over to his Ocala, Florida abode, which has a 1.4 mile runway. Travolta purchased the home in 2013.

Katy Perry's (Future?) Convent

An archbishop, a group of nuns, a hotelier, and Katy Perry walk into a convent—what sounds like the start to a pretty mediocre joke is actually an all too real lawsuit between the Bad Blood celebrity, nightlife maven Dana Hollister, and two rivaling groups of nuns, The Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The whole hullabaloo started this past July when the archdiocese originally intended to sell a Los Feliz convent to Hollister, but later changed their minds with the hope to sell it to Perry. To figure out which buyer deserves the convent most, the dispute has turned over to a higher power: the LA County Superior Court judge. The decision as to whether or not Perry will win the LA convent or not will be decided in a court hearing in October 2015.

Miley Cyrus' Weird Backyard

In an Instagram video released this past April, Miley Cyrus showcased her fish, some pancakes with Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, and her bizarre backyard. What you can find behind this Studio City manse is a life-sized white horse statue, a $25,000 tipi, and a Hollywood sign. Cyrus purchased the abode for $3.9 in August 2011.

Paula Deen's Shell Obsession

Apparently, butter isn't the only thing Paula Deen is obsessed with. As a self-professed "Shell Lady," Deen has decorated her country cute abode with various stone busts outfitted with seashells and starfish. Other peculiar details inside the abode include a frog ride, carpeted doggie steps that lead to the bed, and a metal sign with the words "Y'All Come Back." Since last May, Deen's Savannah estate has been on the market for $12.5 million.

Kim and Kanye's Entertaining Pavilion

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reportedly purchased their newest SoCal mansion for $21.25 million in August 2015. Along with a theater, wet bar-equipped game room, and custom-paneled library, this French County-style single-family home comes with "wide art gallery walkways," a pair of vineyards, and an "entertaining pavilion."

Lady Gaga's Bowling Alley House

It's no wonder Lady Gaga went totally gaga for this Southern California abode. Purchased October 2014 for $23 million, this listing offers an underground "batcave" with a "secret door," a huge wine cellar, saltwater pool, bocce ball court, and an eight-horse stable. But pièce de résistance? Obviously, her 1960s-era two-lane bowling alley.

Diddy's Underwater Tunnel

Sean Combs, otherwise known as Diddy and Puff Daddy, bought this Holmby Hills mansion in September 2014 for $39 million. While the listing's steam room, massage room, and beauty salon seem luxurious enough for any celebrity, the abode pushes the limits with an underwater tunnel that connects a pool and a grotto.

Bieber's Rental Mansion

This rather tacky Hollywood Hills party pad is on the market for $29,500/month, owned by none other than Justin Bieber. Never say never to renting this manse as the 2012 cast of American Idol and Playboy TV's Swing cast saw this abode as good enough to take up roots in. The listing offers its own nightclub, movie theater, gym, three bars, and an infamous history of making life "intolerable" for neighbors. The cherry on top to this abode is its hideous Hollywood sign, rendered in blue glass tile.