Dream Backyards of the Stars

If you’re backyard has a bad case of the blahs, check out one of these dream backyards for inspiration – from a dream outdoor bachelor pad to every sports fan’s ultimate fantasy backyard.

1. The Ultimate Bachelor Backyard
Without a doubt, Hugh Hefner owns the ultimate bachelor backyard.  From the expansive grassy areas, which are perfect for a little Playboy model bikini volleyball, to the famed pool and grotto, the backyard at the Playboy Mansion is every bachelor’s dream.  The backyard has been graced by some of the world’s most beautiful women, A-list celebrities and even sporting greats.  In the early part of this century, Sugar Ray Leonard hosted boxing matches from the backyard of the Playboy Mansion.

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2. A Dream Green Backyard
Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. has a unique and environmentally sustainable yard.  Begley’s green yard features a polyethylene lawn, a fence made from recycled plastic milk jugs, drought tolerant native plants, a fruit and vegetable garden, a solar oven, solar panels and more.  Begley definitely has the dream green backyard.

3. A Redneck’s Playground
In the words of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. “It’s like a redneck’s playground.”  This is how he describes his describes his “backyard” at Dirty Mo Acres in North Carolina.  His massive piece of property includes a replica of a good old-fashioned Western town, a bar, four-wheel trails, a go-kart track, a paintball arena and more.  It is the ultimate in outdoors fun.

Every Kid’s Dream
Imagine that you were a kid again.  It’s the summertime, it is hot and you want to go to the water park.  Now imagine walking out your back door and into the water park of your dreams.  This little dream is a reality for Celine Dion’s kids. Dion recently built a full-sized water park in the backyard of her Jupiter Island home in Florida.  The water park includes a massive pool, the obligatory water park slides and even a lazy river.

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A Sports Enthusiast’s Dream Backyard
Jeff Caldwell of Newport Beach, California has the ultimate sports enthusiast’s dream backyard.  Caldwell’s backyard features five big-screen TVs, a state of the art kitchen including a Viking stove, 2 Kegerators, a soda gun and premium seating.  Caldwell and his neighbors don’t need to head to the local sports bar to watch the Super Bowl or the World Series, instead they can stay close to home and hang out in the ultimate backyard setting for sports fans both young and old.

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