Not that anybody over here is in a hurry for any Top Gun sequels, but Tom Cruise has earned our respect as an actor, for reasons of longevity, if anything. He should have won an Oscar for Rainman. By that time he was an action star, so curse the Academy for their stereotyping. Maybe an Oscar for his role as Frank T.J. Mackey in Magnolia.
Thanks to our friends at Top Ten Real Estate Deals, it appears Cruise is selling his 320-acre Colorado mountain ranch. Asking price: $39.5 million. Tom Cruise is in his fourth decade as one of the world’s wealthiest and bankable actors. The rugged, expansive luxury ranch is certainly reflective of his on-camera persona, anyway.
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The Telluride home is tied closely to Cruise. It’s where he spent a lot of time with ex-wife Katie Holmes and his children. It’s where he filmed his last major interview with Oprah Winfrey, the follow-up to the famous (or infamous) interview with Winfrey where he exuberantly jumped up on a couch, talking about his then-wife. That was an iconic moment in how we view celebrities, wrote The Ringer. Winfrey loved the Colorado area so much she would buy a home nearby.
Features of the Tom Cruise home include a mile long driveway from the gated entrance, with the mountain and valley views. The home is all about views, actually. At just over 11,500 of living space (four bedroom main house, three bedroom guest house, and nine bathrooms total), it’s constructed with rustic-bleached-cedar timbers, native stone, massive windows throughout, beamed ceilings.
Large eat-in kitchen, rec room, gym, library are other features. Outside there’s a sports court for tennis, ice hockey and basketball, as well as a private trail system, with stunning views of the 14,000-foot high mountain ranges. Biking and snow mobile tracks are add-ons. Telluride has always been a popular getaway for the celebrity crowd, looking for solitude and mountain-side chill.
The listing agent for the Tom Cruise Telluride ranch is Dan Dockray of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, Telluride, Colorado.
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Two years ago my wife and I were driving north through Malibu on the Pacific Coast Highway, at dusk, in a BMW M850i xDrive, listening to this – about as close to a religious experience as I’ll ever find:
Top Ten Real Estate Deals also sent the details on this one – Wizard of Oz star Judy Garland’s Malibu beach front home. She lived there with her second husband, Vincente Minnelli, and their daughter, Liza Minnelli, shortly after it was built in 1947, into the 1950s. It was rebuilt in 2013 and is priced for sale at $3.895 million. At 1,311 square feet, the home is on Malibu’s Las Tunas Beach. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, double-view fireplace, ocean and beach views, designed in Cape Cod style, with an entrance through a private courtyard.
The kitchen has been completely updated with marble countertops and Viking appliances. Upstairs, the master bedroom opens onto its own private oceanfront deck. Sit back in the bedroom, with the doors open and the sounds of the Pacific waves crashing, an old movie playing on the TV. The listing agent for the former Garland home is Sally Forster Jones, Compass, Los Angeles.
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You gotta flip a lot of bacon cheeseburgers to afford a place like this one, which In-N-Out definitely has. They first opened in Baldwin Park, California, in 1948, slowly spreading into Arizona and Nevada. In-N-Out, a favourite treat for Southern California natives and visitors, was California’s first hamburger joint to offer drive-through service.
The only grandchild to In-N-Out founders Harry and Esther Snyder, and heir, Lynsi Snyder, is listing her California estate for $16.8 million. Located in the guard-gated Bradbury Estates in the Los Angeles area, the 18,687 square foot main house (eight bedrooms, 12.5 bathrooms) and three-bedroom, two-bathroom guest house is situated on a four-acre piece of property. There’s a two-hole golf course, fitness centre, basketball court, and six-car garage.
Snyder bought the home in 2012 from longtime MLB-star Adrián Beltré, formerly with the Los Angeles Dodgers, for $17.4 million. So while she will still be taking loss at the current asking price of $16.8 million, it is still the most expensive listing in the San Gabriel Valley. The estate is listed by Joseph Chiovare and Ronald Chang of Coldwell Banker Realty, Arcadia, California.