There's no place like home, as the old saying goes, and that goes doubly for celebrities.
Sure, we might be proud of our white picket fence, two-car garage, mud room and central air, but does your house have it's own 50-seat theater? How about a few holes of golf ... in your backyard? Or jet runway in place of your driveway?
And who among us can boast about having a man-made lake stocked with rare fish just behind the house? Well, Oprah can. The 42 acres she calls home in Santa Barbara, Calif., include just such a lake, along with a 23,000 square foot mansion featuring six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 10 fireplaces, a home theater and a quarter-mile long driveway paved with hand-laid sandstone bricks.
And you thought your "honey do" list was long.
But Oprah's mansion doesn't even make our list of the five most lavish celebrity pads. Face it, in some ways celebrities might be just like you or me, but not when it comes to their very sweet home sweet homes.
Up first, what is the deal with this home?!
No. 5: Jerry Seinfeld - East Hampton, New York
We all know the housing market has tanked over the last few years, but you have to expect Jerry Seinfeld's house is still worth a pretty penny.
After all, the comedian bought the lavish East Hampton, N.Y., estate from Billy Joel for a then-record $32 million in 2000. And what did the "master of his domain" get for that price tag? Quite a bit actually.
The home, described in previous real estate listings as a "magnificent Tudor-style waterfront manor," sits on 14 acres of rolling lawns. It actually is three separate buildings adding up to a total of 24 rooms, including 13 bathrooms (although only eight of them are full baths).
Then there are the 13 fireplaces, a gym, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis court, bowling alley, guest cottage, music room, yada yada yada, and a wine cellar. Whew! Quite a bit to fit into one home, not that there's anything wrong with that.
Oh, and the annual taxes on the House of Seinfeld? Around $210,000. Get out!
Our next celebrity mansion is one "fresh" house ...
No. 4: Will and Jada Pinkett Smith - Calabasas, California
What kind of home is fit for a box office king like Will Smith? Well, a castle of course.
Known as Calabasas Castle, Will and Jada Smith's sweeping home near California's Santa Monica Mountains has its own lake, basketball court, tennis court and a pair of private par three golf holes in the backyard.
The $20 million estate is so lavish and spectacular that the family, including budding movie stars Willow, 10, and Jaden, 13, star of the 2010 remake of "The Karate Kid," had to wait out the seven years it took to build the mansion before they could move in in 2004.
The wait caused Will Smith to once crack, "The problem is that you build your dream home, but then you're seven years older so it's the house you used to want real bad!" Man, more money more problems indeed.
It had to be especially frightening for the family when they were temporarily forced from the home in 2005 when a brushfire threatened to destroy the property and several other houses in the area. Thankfully, the "Fresh Prince's" house was spared.
Our next mansion is lavish enough for a pop diva, fitting since it's owned by one ...
No. 3: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon - Beverly Hills, California
You may think your house is pretty cool, but does it have a name? The palatial Beverly Hills property owned by Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon does.