Yes, lowering your water consumption and using energy-efficient lightbulbs are good ways to go green in your home today for Earth Day — but on the off chance that you have millions of dollars in your bank account, making your pad into an eco-friendly haven could be an option. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite green celebrity homes (including an estate on an island) to show what some serious cash can do for the environment.
Most Friends fans love Monica Geller’s ’90s-chic apartment, but hate the fact that Monica and Rachel Green were two struggling twentysomethings when the show started and only paid $200 in rent. For a two-bedroom and two-bathroom apartment in NYC’s Greenwich Village, $200 rent is laugh-’til-it-hurts funny these days, which is why we love real estate site Movato’s awesome study on which TV sitcom characters could actually afford their huge apartments and houses.
Using their rule of thumb that 30 percent of your monthly income is appropriate for a monthly rent or mortgage payment, the site determined what the character’s current income and rent or mortgage payment would be and whether or not they could afford their pad.
Based on the calculations, I think Full House fans will be pretty surprised that nine people (and one dog) sharing a gigantic Victorian home isn’t the smartest financial choice.
Country music’s little darling, Taylor Swift, has reportedly bought a spacious $20M Tribeca penthouse from Lord of the Rings director, Peter Jackson. If Miss Swift is moving from Nashville to the Big Apple, we just want to see if she’ll go a little bit country or all out glam with her décor. In that spirit, we couldn’t help but let this fashionista’s style inspire some room ideas for her new pad.
There’s something about Mad Men returning for its seventh season that makes us want to draw on cat eyes a` la Megan Draper and throw a party in a sunken living room — if we had one, that is. If watching Don and the gang last night gave you a serious case of the mid-century modern decor blues, start clicking for some of the most famous homes built and designed to 1960s and 1970s perfection.