George Clooney's $1million property extension nears completion as play cottage and two villas take shape next to his Studio City home... with former bachelor pad transformed into a family estate

  • The Hollywood star is believed to have spent in excess of $1million to transform the Studio City home he originally purchased from Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks in 1995
  • The original property, a secluded six bedroom villa covering 7,354-square-foot, now boasts a large play cottage and two villas for live-in help with four-year old twins Ella and Alexander 
  •  Additionally, the celebrated actor has applied to build a funicular or cable railroad, an outdoor pizza oven and a water feature on the property, according to planning documents
  • Aerial photos suggest much of the building work is complete, with the play house having progressed significantly since it was last photographed November 2020

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George Clooney's $2.2 million bachelor pad has finally been converted into a palatial family estate, more than a year after the actor paid almost half that sum to extend the property. 

The Hollywood star is believed to have spent in excess of $1million to transform the Studio City home he originally purchased from Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks in 1995. 

The original property, a secluded six bedroom villa covering 7,354-square-foot, now boasts a large play cottage and two villas for live-in help with four-year old twins Ella and Alexander, his children with wife Amal Clooney

Pictured: George Clooney's new Studio City development in January 2022
Pictured: The same Studio City property in November 2020
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Impressive: Aerial photos of George Clooney's Studio City home suggest work is nearing completion on a $1million extension (pictured left: The property in November 2020, and right: the same property in January 2022)

Happy couple: Clooney wed Lebanese-born human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in 2014 and they became parents to twins Ella and Alexander in 2017

Happy couple: Clooney wed Lebanese-born human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in 2014 and they became parents to twins Ella and Alexander in 2017

Additionally, the celebrated actor has applied to build a funicular or cable railroad, an outdoor pizza oven and a water feature on the property, according to planning documents, although it is unclear if these outdoor additions have been finalised. 

Aerial photos suggest much of the building work is complete, with the play house having progressed significantly since November 2020, when the development appeared to be a work in progress.  

The neighboring villas also features notable improvements, among them newly tiled roofs, wooden decking and brickwork exteriors. 

Impressive: The new play house (left) includes stone pathways connecting it to two newly built villas (right), developed for live in help

Longtime home: Clooney bought the original 7,354-square-foot six-bedroom villa for $2.2 million from Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks as his career began to take off in 1995

Previously: Building work appeared to be in its early stages when aerial photographs captured the estate in 2020

Builders have also installed a new steel staircase, extending the property's deck with a trellis and revising its windows. 

Clooney bought the original villa for $2.2 million from Nicks as his career began to take off in 1995.

He has since added to his property portfolio with a mansion on Lake Como in Italy and a sprawling four-acre estate on an island in the middle of the River Thames west of London that includes a 17th century home. 

In 2016 he sold the compound he shared with close pal and business partner Rande Gerber in Los Cabos, Mexico, for $100 million. 

Home fit for a Hollywood king: The development features notable improvements, among them newly tiled roofs, wooden decking and brickwork exteriors

Home fit for a Hollywood king: The development features notable improvements, among them newly tiled roofs, wooden decking and brickwork exteriors

Pictured: The property in 2020
Pictured: The property in 2020

Upgrades: In addition to the new buildings, Clooney has also applied to build a funicular or cable railroad, an outdoor pizza oven and a water feature (the property is pictured in 2020)

Hunk: The actor found fame after being cast as pediatrician Doug Ross on hospital drama ER in 1994. Pictured in 1995, he enjoyed the status of world's most eligible bachelor for two decades

Success: Clooney bought the original villa for $2.2million as his career began to take off in 1995 (pictured that year)

Clooney wed Lebanese-born human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in 2014 and they became parents to twins Ella and Alexander in 2017.  

The actor, who is reportedly worth $500 million, recently admitted he once turned down $35 million dollars for one day's work starring in an airline commercial.

Clooney revealed his wife had dissuaded him from taking the eye-watering paycheck because it was associated with a 'questionable' country - although he didn't specify which.

A human rights lawyer, Beirut native Amal studied at Oxford University and specialises in international law - which she is permitted to practice both in the US and UK. 

Won't be long: New photos suggest the development is nearing completion as Clooney looks to transform his property into a suitable family home

Won't be long: New photos suggest the development is nearing completion as Clooney looks to transform his property into a suitable family home 

In a recent interview with The Guardian, the Ocean's Eleven star said: 'Well, yeah. I was offered $35m for one day's work for an airline commercial, but I talked to Amal about it and we decided it's not worth it. 

'It was [associated with] a country that, although it's an ally, is questionable at times, and so I thought: "Well, if it takes a minute's sleep away from me, it's not worth it."' 

The couple temporarily relocated to Australia with their twins in October while Clooney works on his latest film, Ticket To Paradise, with Julia Roberts. 

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George Clooney's $1million property extension nears completion

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