Box-office star Tom Cruise just sold a Hollywood Hills West compound for $11.4 million — but that’s not even the main attraction.
He’s asking $50 million for his mansion in Beverly Hills and is quietly allowing real estate agents to show the more than 10,000-square-foot residence to select clients. The Mission: Impossible film franchise mainstay bought the acre-plus property with a swimming pool and tennis court in 2007 for $30.5 million.
The 53-year-old actor also listed his 298-acre retreat in Telluride, Colorado, for sale last year at $59 million.
The gated estate he sold in Hollywood Hills encompasses a 2.5-acre knoll and was created by combining two properties purchased a decade ago for a total of $11.65 million. He customized the home and added amenities such as stone paths.
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The two-story main house features walls of glass, plank wood floors, an Italian farmhouse-inspired kitchen and three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Views take in the cityscape.
A detached slate-roof guesthouse features another kitchen, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. There’s also a stone-clad structure with space for a wine-tasting room and cellar. An outdoor patio sits beside a lagoon-style pool with a spa and waterfall.
Cruise starred in this year’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and will star in upcoming Top Gun, Mission: Impossible and Jack Reacher films. He received Oscar nominations for Magnolia (1999), Jerry Maguire (1996) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989).
COWBOY LOOKS TO CORNER A BUYER
Dallas Cowboys defensive back Orlando Scandrick, who is out for the year because of a knee injury suffered during training camp, has put his home in Woodland Hills on the market for $2.149 million.
The 1965 contemporary on nearly half an acre was recently renovated and features such details as glass accent panels, clerestory windows, vaulted ceilings and dark wood floors.
The single story has slightly more than 5,100 square feet of space and includes an open-plan living room, a chandelier-topped dining room, a center-island kitchen, five bedrooms and four bathrooms. There’s also a den/media room with built-in bookshelves and a wine pantry.
The master suite sports dual vanities and a walk-in closet with a ladder leading to a loft.
Rows of sliding-glass doors open to a wide patio with an outdoor kitchen and a swimming pool and spa. At the rear of the walled and gated property is a hillside pathway leading to a small courtyard with a river-rock pond and waterfall.
Scandrick, 28, underwent surgery to repair ligaments in his right knee after suffering an injury during the last week of Dallas’ training camp in Oxnard, California. He was named the Cowboys’ co-defensive most valuable player last year, his seventh with the team.
He bought the house last summer for $1.755 million, property records show.
SCORING INTEREST IN THE VALLEY
Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, who is looking to break back into the league, perhaps with the Dallas Cowboys, has a buyer in escrow but is still “looking for backup offers” for his home in Sherman Oaks, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
The pending sale comes after the six-time Pro Bowl player put the Traditional-style home back on the market in August at $2,198,500.
Set on a corner lot, the East Coast-inspired home was built in 2013 and has double-hung and picture windows, shingled siding and a wide wraparound porch with a swing.
Two floors of living space done in French white oak floors and dove white wall siding feature a step-down living room with a fireplace that opens to a formal dining room and center-island kitchen. A family room, a den-office, five bedrooms and 5 1/4 bathrooms are also within the 4,888 square feet of living space.
The master suite sports a private sitting room, a walk-in closet and a spa-like bathroom with French doors leading onto a private patio.
Outdoors, landscaped grounds center on a swimming pool and spa with a waterfall feature. An outdoor deck with a fire pit, large expanses of grass and a three-car garage complete the setting.
Owens played 15 seasons for the 49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bills and Bengals. He ranks second only to Jerry Rice in career receiving yards (15,934) and third in receiving touchdowns (153).
On a recent appearance on The Rich Eisen Show, Owens said he is not retired and that he would like to make an NFL comeback with Dallas, with whom he played from 2006 to 2008. Out of football since 2010, the 41-year-old is eligible for the Hall of Fame this year.
Owens bought the house last year for $2.2 million, public records show.
COMIC LISTS IN SANTA MONICA
Comedian Norm Macdonald has listed his condominium in Santa Monica for sale at $2.2 million.
Two blocks from the beach, the 1,630-square-foot, loft-style unit features ocean views, 14-foot ceilings, exposed air ducts, walls of glass, two terraces, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
He bought the property in 2008 for $1.75 million.
Macdonald, 51, has been in several current series, including The Middle, Sunnyside and Mike Tyson Mysteries. He was a regular on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s and is a judge on Last Comic Standing.
He bought a pied-a-terre in nearby Playa Vista in July for $750,000, public records show.
‘INSPECTORS’ ACTOR DEALS WITH A FEW
Carlos Bernard, who starred on 24 and is in the series The Inspectors, has sold a whimsical home in Hollywood Hills for $1.2 million.
The country English-style house, built in 1938 and set behind a white picket fence, has such fanciful details as a crooked street number above the front door, pine-tree cutouts in the shutters and serpentine banister rails.
Open-beam ceilings in the living and dining room and skylights give the 1,801 square feet of interior space a light and bright feeling while maintaining a cottage vibe. A galley kitchen with marble countertops, three bedrooms and three bathrooms, one with a claw-foot tub and another with a window seat, round out the main living spaces.
The garage was converted to a studio/gym that features a pot-bellied stove.
The hedged-in yard includes a brick walkway, patios, mature trees and a swimming pool with a spa.
Bernard, 52, was on the action series 24 during its run from 2001 to 2006 and has reprised his role several times since. He has also been in Dallas (2012-13) and Scoundrels (2010).
The actor bought the property a dozen years ago for $835,000, public records show.
ROME BURNS BEACH BRIDGE
Jim Rome, host of the sports radio talk show The Jim Rome Show, has sold his home in Laguna Beach for $4.95 million. He bought the home in 2010 for $5,087,500, public records show.
Set on a promontory above Thousand Steps Beach, the renovated traditional-style home has a Dutch-door entry, cathedral-style ceilings and wide teak-lined decks. Three floors of living space center on coastline and ocean views.
Among common areas is an open-plan living room that opens to a modern kitchen with a glass backsplash and an adjacent dining room. A family/media room features a kitchenette, wet bar and covered terrace.
Occupying the entire top floor, the master suite has a private balcony, a walk-in closet and a bathroom with dual vanities. A total of three bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms are within 2,500 square feet of interiors.
Rome, 50, has had television shows on Fox Sports Net, ESPN, CBS Sports and Showtime, which currently airs his sports-talk series Jim Rome on Showtime. His syndicated radio show The Jim Rome Show has been a mainstay since the mid-1990s.