Live Just Like Celebs

We're gonna tell you what you need to rent Billy Joel's house and Whitney Houston's N.J. pad - or at least very close replicas of those star pads.

Rent Billy Joel's House

No doubt Billy Joel's real-estate liquidation is divorce-ensued but sadly, the Piano Man's shedding mansions faster than he's losing hot wives. He must've hated putting his sweet Hampton's compound on the market. Ouch. And now, he's forked over $3 million to sell Katie Lee Joel his share of the Greenwich Village brownstone they shared.

Wanna see the pad?
You might remember when Katie Lee was featured in the Nate Burkus-designed townhouse in Domino (below) and Town &Country or the walking-tour video from Oprah. Remember that stunning gold-leafed dressing room?!

The Substitute:
To rent something close to their $5.9 million townhouse will cost you ... a cool $26,500 a month!

This triplex at 508 LaGuardia Place
(left) in Greenwich Village is similar to the Joel's Perry Street townhouse. It has 2,000 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 30-foot ceilings in the great room and unheard of amenities like a granite sushi bar. Maybe you'll need to marry a rock star to land this rental.

How About Renting Whitney Houston's NJ Mansion?

For a steal in comparison, you could buy crazy, Whitney Houston's Mendham Township, N.J., circular home (right), which appeared in her drug-fueled one-season Bravo show "Being Bobby Brown." The enormous 12,561-square-foot home sits on 5 acres and has 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths. Here are the full stats on Real Estalker.

The Substitute:

Rather not drop the $2.5, well how about ... $10,000 a month for a similar home.

This new Mendham Township home (left) has 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, also sits on 5 acres but is about half the size, at 6,500 square feet. There aren't many rentals in the swanky burbs, people. Potential downside: You may not get a chance to live near the Brown-Houston clan for long - but maybe that's a good thing.
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