Leonardo DiCaprio buys a new Bird Streets estate – next door to his home

The sale means Leonardo now owns one of the largest compounds in the Hollywood Hills – here's what we know

Leonardo DiCaprio
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Leonardo DiCaprio purchased the mid-century modern residence next to his Bird Streets home for $10 million. The actor now owns one of the largest estates in one of Los Angeles' most exclusive neighborhoods – located in the hills above the iconic Sunset Strip. 

This is not the first time the actor has purchased one of his neighbor's properties (that qualifies as one of the world's best homes), and it does not come without a notable history. Leonardo previously fell out with his next-door neighbors (the home's former owners) amid building a basketball court on his land. 

According to Dirt, the elderly couple, Ron and Joan Linclau, filed a lawsuit that accused the Great Gatsby actor of negligence. They claimed he had caused significant structural damage to their home, but Leonardo argued the problems stemmed from an illegal retaining wall installed by the couple themselves. A court settled the lawsuit in 2009, and things returned to normal until Joan Linclau's death in early 2022.

Records acquired by Dirt suggest that Ron Linclau sold the couple’s former home to Leonardo in a private, off-market deal for $10.5 million.

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The Academy Award-winning actor is no stranger to Hollywood real estate. His property (complete with the Linclau's former home) now encompasses five adjoining pieces of land that span 5.14 acres in the esteemed Californian neighborhood. In total, the complex includes four main houses and four swimming pools – along with 15,000 square feet of total living space.

Little is known about the home's interiors or architectural assets, primarily because the home was never listed for sale. However, you can discover more about what Leonardo's decorating ideas may include by exploring his property portfolio. Stand-out homes include Leonardo DiCaprio's glamorous Los Angeles home located on the fringe of Griffith Park. 

Tax records say Leonardo's newest home was constructed in the early 1960s and features four bedrooms and four bathrooms amid 3,500 square feet of living space. The residence's backyard ideas are equally as mysterious, but there is reportedly a pool and a separate guesthouse situated on the land – surrounded by mature eucalyptus trees. 

Leonardo DiCaprio

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Where is Leonardo DiCaprio's home?

Leonardo DiCaprio's ever-growing compound has served as his home for over 20 years. However, the Titanic actor has a portfolio that stretches beyond the Hollywood Hills. He also owns homes in Los Feliz, Malibu, Beverly Hills, and on the east coast in New York City. Leonardo also famously owns an entire island near the coast of Belize.

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.