By Elly Leavitt

Published on June 1, 2017

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Robert Downey Jr. is taking a quick break from playing Tony Stark to get into real estate. The Iron Man star recently purchased two properties on separate coasts, covering all his bases for when he needs a place to spend his downtime.

The first is the historic Edward DeRose Windmill Cottage in East Hampton. Built in 1885, the home isn’t actually a real windmill but rather mimics the architecture and style of the area’s original windmills. The property spans four acres of land and 8,500-square-feet of living space split between the main and guest houses.

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The vast estate includes a total of seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms (plus five half-baths), a three-car garage, and a master suite with a sundeck. The outdoor space is equally stunning, featuring a tennis court, gardens, and 50-foot pool. The windmill portion of the property has an office and library. The actor reportedly scooped it up in May for an unknown price.

His second home is comparatively more modest: Downey Jr. also picked up a $3.8 million residence in Malibu that same month. The 3,384-square-foot mid-century modern home was recently remodeled to include a garage and office/exercise studio.

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Situated on a cliff overlooking the Malibu Lagoon, the 3-bedroom home also offers views of the ocean from many rooms in the house. The residence includes a gourmet kitchen —there’s even a separate wine fridge, perfect for housing summer wines – glass-walled living room, and an outdoor space with a built-in barbecue/kitchen combo.

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While Downey Jr.’s new Malibu home may be smaller than his windmill “cottage”, there are plenty of luxe touches that make it fit for a celebrity. Besides the gorgeous view, there’s a full pool and spa, poolside cabana, and even a putting green in the new home. One thing’s for sure, between these two properties, relaxing at home between movies never looked so good.

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