Which Of The Queer Eye Fab Five Has The Most Expensive Home?

Who are the Fab Five? We're not talking about a supremely talented Michigan NBA team nor the '80s band Duran Duran. This Fab Five refers to the hosts of "Queer Eye," an award-winning Netflix TV series, and per the Television Academy, last year's recipient of the Outstanding Structured Reality Program Emmy. And they live up to the hype. The close-knit group combines their know-how, sensitivity, and lust for life to help others navigate their own; they have a bond and a joy of being together that unmistakably comes across in the show. 

Each episode centers on one participant and a theme of issues they are grappling with. The Fab Five spend a week taking a deep dive with them, exploring where challenges arise and providing them with coping tools; each cast member specializes in a category of expertise: fashion, interior design, cooking, relationships, and cosmetics and self-care. And we get to go along on the emotional journey. (I'm not crying, you're crying.)

Since the program and its stars position the home environment –- its efficiency and aesthetics — as one of the most important factors in a contented and successful lifestyle, we thought it would be interesting to see where they spend their time when not working. And because they're notoriously playful and competitive, we wondered which of their homes, all fabulous of course, is the priciest. Let's have a peek!

Tan France's 1906 Salt Lake City home

Tan France is the show's fashion guru, who specializes in teaching others how to choose shape-appropriate and fashion-forward clothing to feel more self-assured. According to The Famous People, France was originally a designer who later became involved in television; he is a host of two other Netflix series: web-based "Dressing Funny" and "Next in Fashion."

France currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his husband. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that he visited the area about 15 years ago and was enamored with the natural surroundings and friendly people. He visited frequently for years before making the permanent move. When a 1906-built house that had enchanted Tan for a while came onto the market, he jumped at the chance to make an offer. Architectural Digest calls the couple's house a dream home. The 3,000-square-foot residence was gutted, while many period details were preserved. France describes the resulting style as English cottage. The light-filled dining room and gourmet kitchen are perfect for his love of cooking and entertaining, and, no surprise, he has two closets, one of which eats up most of the attic level.

Realtor.com puts the median price of a Salt Lake City home at $310 per square foot; therefore, we can compute the worth of France's home at a minimum of $930,000. Taking into consideration both costs for renovation and luxury materials, the home's value is probably quite a bit more.

Bobby Berk's mid-century Hollywood home

Bobby Berk is "Queer Eye's" resident decorator. As Apartment Therapy explains, he develops and implements the interior makeovers for the show's participants in only four days. Berk likes to keep things simple, relying on his affinity for neutral colors and organic textures to create a welcoming and calming environment. His own company, Bobby Berk Interiors + Design, puts all of these principles into practice in a more forgiving timeline.

Berk and his husband have lived in some amazing homes in the last four years, from a loft apartment in a historic building in downtown LA to a contemporary home in the Los Feliz section, and, finally, to their current mid-century modern residence. The location is in a quiet area that affords the couple privacy, proximity to nature, and gorgeous mountain views, yet is just five minutes to Hollywood. Per Dirt, the couple paid more than $2 million for the three-bedroom, two-bathroom property. 

Berk also acquired a Palm Springs getaway earlier this year. According to Palm Springs Life, he has collaborated with Modernism Week (a favorite event celebrating modern design) for years but wanted to be a solo participant with his own home in the showcase. He found a unique collection of structures in the Cahuilla Hills called Casa Tierra and additionally purchased an adjacent 2 1/2 acre lot. After extensive renovation of the 1950s-built compound, Berk plans to rent the property out when not vacationing there with his husband. 

Antoni Porowski's NYC apartment

Antoni Porowski is the culinary whiz kid of "Queer Eye." He can whip up an amazing meal, but also helps with organization, simplifies meal planning and approach to diet, and navigates the grocery store like nobody's business. Basically, Porowski takes something a lot of people feel overwhelmed by and shows them that it can be a rewarding and important part of caring for themselves. Personally, he's co-owner of the West Village, New York City, restaurant The Village Den, and author of the cookbook, "Let's Do Dinner." 

In his own home, the kitchen is central to the function and comfort of his NYC apartment. Porowski told Apartment Therapy he's not a minimal person; he doesn't conceal everything behind appliance garages and inside drawers. If it's a gadget he uses often, or his cherished copper pot, which reminds him of his time in Paris, he leaves them out for easy access. Per Your Home and Garden, Porowski loves the central marble-topped island because it's where his guests gather. The space is windowless and small (hello, NYC), but exudes warmth and a lived-in quality that doesn't topple into messiness; it has a nice amount of storage for its size. 

According to GQ, Porowski focused some energy away from the kitchen, too, looking to fill the apartment with artwork and furniture pieces he'd always wanted. It's nearly impossible to put a price tag on Porowski's digs since NYC rentals and properties vary widely based on location and size.

Jonathan Van Ness' Austin home and garden

Jonathan Van Ness is the grooming expert of "Queer Eye," and while he may be against shampoo and its bubbliness, his personality has it in spades. Van Ness brings his brand of je ne sais quoi to the show and to the stylist's chair, helping the hero of the week look and feel their best. He offers his own line of hair care products, aptly labeled JVN.

Van Ness has a new husband and a new home. The newlyweds live in Austin, Texas, with their fur kids. According to Closer Weekly, Van Ness fell head over his heels for the city while filming the program's sixth season, and soon made the move from New York. He's a homebody who loves to chill, dance in the kitchen, and putter in the garden. The couple's space is filled with original local artwork, and it's all about color and comfort. The oversized living room has multiple couches for lounging and opens to the kitchen. A casual den is painted blush pink and features a lipstick-pink velvet sofa. Natural hardwood floors flow throughout the rooms. A large garden area is just behind the house. Van Ness claims one of the best things about his new home is the locale; he loves walking around Lake Austin and Lake Travis. 

Famous Entertainment shares a YouTube video tour of his former NYC apartment and current Austin residence, listing both properties at $4 million each.

Karamo Brown's revamped Hollywood Hills ranch

Karamo Brown is a licensed social worker and psychotherapist who brings warmth and approachability to the show's tough topics. Lots of one-on-one conversations ensue; while the rest of the crew cater to surface solutions, Brown collaborates with the participant to guide healthy routines and perspectives for their rebuilding. He'll be debuting his own nationally syndicated talk show, "Karamo," in the fall, where he aims to help and connect with people, according to Deadline.

Brown also has a new home to boast about. Per Dirt, he's recently upgraded from a starter suburban home to a Hollywood Hills mansion, purchased for roughly $5.4 million, making his home the most expensive of the Fab Five. The 1950s-era residence has four bedrooms and five baths and had been completely renovated prior to the sale. On almost a half-acre of flat land, the 3,500-square-foot home features walls of windows and passageways to encourage indoor-outdoor flow. 

Antoni Porowski isn't the only one with a beautiful kitchen — it appears all of the Fab Five are thus well-endowed, and Brown is no exception; a Wolf range and a wine cabinet are two examples of the luxuriously outfitted space that opens to a lounge and dining room. The landscape is dotted with fruit trees, and the lot has extensive patio and entertainment areas, including a Baja-shelf pool and a meditation deck. Last but not least, he has a view of the Hollywood sign.