Celebrities who live in modest homes

Living in the limelight doesn't always mean residing in extravagant luxury. More celebrities go home to bungalows, split-levels, and ranches than you might think. In some cases, it's because a modest home is all that's affordable in the pricey Los Angeles real estate market. In other cases, low-profile digs are an attempt at privacy and a simpler life. For others, the jet-set life is split between multiple cities -- so why put down permanent roots?

To see more modest homes of celebrities, visit Forbes.com.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, reality television stars
Type: 3-bedroom California bungalow, pictured at top and at right
Location: Malibu, California
Price: $2.6 million

Modesty in housing may not be a characteristic we associate with Tori Spelling, considering she spent her childhood in the storied Spelling Manor, which recently sold for $85 million. But she and husband Dean McDermott fell in love with a Malibu property that was far from opulent. In fact, the single-story, three-bedroom house (the Spelling Mansion had more than 100 rooms) is rather plain. What excited the high-profile couple about the property was its potential. Organic vegetable gardens, fruit trees, a little horse corral and chicken coop could all play a role here.

With the announcement of baby No. 4, however, this plan was put on hold. So the house is on the market. Still, it's easy to envision the fun-loving family making the most of the 2,400-square-foot residence. With its oak floors, big windows and fireplace, the light-filled space, which the couple renovated, would have been an ideal setting for a little bit of "country fun." Another feature? The property is gated -- a must for keeping the animals in and the paparazzi out.

Next: "Glee" star Lea Michele's two-bedroom bungalow


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