Ariana Grande was a renter before making her first home purchase in 2018. Photo: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
“Meteoric” is a good way to describe Ariana Grande’s rise to fame. The petite pop star released her first hit, “The Way,” in 2013, and in nearly a decade since, she’s amassed both a solid collection of number ones and an impressive array of properties. Grande was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida, but has set down roots in both New York City and Los Angeles as an adult, and she has a penchant for homes with celebrity pedigrees. Prior to investing millions in real estate, however, the “Positions” singer was a notorious renter, trying out pads in different neighborhoods for months and years at a time. Given that she’s now married to real estate agent Dalton Gomez, it’s likely that her list of properties will only continue to grow.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the places that Grande has called home.
As Grande was shifting her focus from acting to singing, she and her mother, Joan, rented a luxurious French-manor-style house in L.A.’s Toluca Lake neighborhood. Measuring approximately 10,000 square feet, the property boasted amenities such as a wine cellar in the formal dining room, a chef’s kitchen with a granite center island, a home theater, and a gym. The home, which was custom-built in 2007, also boasted coffered ceilings, wood and stone floors, and seven fireplaces with hand-carved mantels. While it’s unclear how much Grande and her mom shelled out a month for the rental, it last sold for $6.5 million in November 2015, according to Realtor.
Grande and her mother next moved into a rental in L.A.’s Hancock Park that previously belonged to iconic film director Francis Ford Coppola. The Tudor-style home featured six bedrooms and boasted a soaring two-story entryway, a gourmet kitchen, a wood-paneled sunroom, and a generously sized pool and spa. The house measured 6,041 square feet, and Grande reportedly left her mark by installing a recording studio in the basement. Though it is not publicly known exactly how much the mother-daughter pair paid for their stay there, the home was reportedly on the rental market for $18,900 a month in 2012.
Another one of Grande’s rentals was a Mediterranean-inspired mansion situated in the Benedict Canyon area of L.A. The secluded property measured more than 6,000 square feet and featured five bedrooms. The marble interiors of the home showed up frequently on Grande’s social media feeds (fans are sure to recognize the intricate wrought iron railings). Dirt reported that the property was last on the rental market for $40,000 a month.
Grande’s next home was also her first big real estate purchase—3,000 miles away in New York City. At the time she was in a headline-making, whirlwind romance with Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson. The singer reportedly paid $16 million for a swanky Chelsea apartment in a building outfitted with all the amenities one might expect for a megastar of her caliber: an IMAX theater, a sauna, a private spa, and a pool. The unit measured 4,000 square feet and boasted five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. In an interview with GQ, Davidson joked about feeling out of place in the high-end pad. “She’s really sweet. She’s like, ‘This is our house,’ and I’m like, ‘You’re very nice for saying that. Thank you for letting me stay here,’” he said. “It’s like, we have six beanbags, but we have no forks—you know what I mean? We’re learning how to be adults. We’re having a really fun time.”
Two years later, Grande set down roots on the west coast with the purchase of a brand new Hollywood Hills home, an ultra modern, three-story propertywith floor-to-ceiling windows. Set on a third of an acre, the $13.7 million hillside home measured more than 10,000 square feet, with four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The modern, minimalist aesthetic of the place was complimented by a host of top-tier amenities, including a fitness studio, a cedar-lined wellness center, and a 300-bottle wine cellar on the lower floor. An infinity pool and an expansive back deck were accessible through a set of glass sliders and offered unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. Grande didn’t stay too long, however: The singer sold the property for $14 million in late 2021.
In June, Grande snapped up a $6.8 million Tudor-style home in Montecito, California. She purchased the unique home from Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi, who had flipped the home earlier that year. Known as the Porter House, the historic structure consists of two separate barns originally built in Surrey, England, in the 1700s. The barns were carefully dismantled and then reconstructed in California, creating a one-of-a-kind home. The two parts are joined by an orangery—a glass-enclosed space akin to a greenhouse—and each wing of the house includes wood-beam ceilings, exposed brick fireplaces, and antique casement windows. In 2021, Grande and her now-husband, real estate agent Dalton Gomez, wedded at the Montecito home.
Grande’s next purchase was an $8.9 million cottage in the coveted Bird Streets neighborhood of L.A.’s Hollywood Hills. Though the house itself is a tad smaller than Grande’s other pads—measuring a considerably more modest 1,590 square feet—the lot offers plenty of room for expansion (the property spans 0.74 hillside acres). The current house was built in 1946 and comprises two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and, according to Dirt, it underwent extensive renovations prior to Grande’s purchase. Tall hedges help to give the pad plenty of privacy while also still offering its residents views of the Sunset Strip and the city.
The following year, Grande continued her streak of celeb-pedigree homes with the purchase of a Hollywood Hills property that previously belonged to Cameron Diaz. (Fun fact: Diaz and her husband, Benji Madden, still own the house next door.) The singer paid $4.9 million for the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom dwelling, which is reportedly a single-story midcentury-style house. Details about the pad are scant, given that Grande picked it up in an off-market deal, but Diaz reportedly initially bought the property with plans to raze the existing house and build a larger structure in its place, though this never came to fruition. It remains to be seen if Grande and Gomez will embark on a major renovation at the property.