Tom Cruise Quietly Lists Beverly Hills Mansion for $50 Million (EXCLUSIVE)

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Though it’s just a juicy morsel of good old-fashioned celebrity real estate rumor and gossip at this point, we’ve now heard from no fewer than three plugged-in sources, including property-mad showbiz mover-and-shaker Ann T. Pasto and Our Fairy Godmother in Bel Air, that handsome and occasionally controversial Hollywood heavyweight Tom Cruise has covertly floated his big ol’ Beverly Hills mansion as a super-secret whisper listing with a sky-high asking price of about $50 million.

The box office baron and his then-new wife and now third ex-wife, Katie Holmes, shelled out $30.5 million for the sumptuous spread in a hush-hush off-market deal in April 2007 from Platinum Triangle power broker Kurt Rappaport. The stately, multi-winged mansion, clad in dour gray stone and privately situated down a long and gated drive in a particularly plum pocket of BevHills surrounded by estates owned by Tinseltown major leaguers like media mogul Byron Allen and high-powered talent agent Kevin Huvane, measures in at more than 10,000 square feet, according to public tax records, with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The heavily fortified, 1.3-acre spread includes a roomy motor court with swimming-pool-sized fountain, a lighted tennis court with basketball hoops, a lap-length swimming pool, a children’s playground, and a couple of guesthouses.

The three-time Oscar nominee and action-franchise superstar is clearly in the mood to shuffle his property portfolio: Not only did he sell his longtime pied-a-terre at the artsy American Felt Building in New York City’s East Village a couple of years ago for $3 million, his nearly 300 acre, postcard-perfect estate outside Telluride is currently available the open market with a blistering $59 million asking price, and he is widely believed to be the owner of a mysterious ridgeline compound above L.A.’s Laurel Canyon up for sale on the open market at a tetch less than $12 million.

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  1. Woody McBreairty says:

    I would buy it if it didn’t cost so much.

  2. Magic Thighs says:

    There is nothing wrong with scaling back. Mid-life crisis? Maybe, but Mr. Cruise may be more genuine than we perceive. Most men, regardless of how wealthy, hate baggage. I think unloading houses you rarely occupy, or houses which remind you of a failed marriage, is prudent. He may have just decided he would rather not spend millions paying for the upkeep of property which is no longer part of his life, and probably unnecessary to his image. What he wants to do with the proceeds is nobody’s business.

  3. Rosemary Parsegian says:

    He probably has to sell to keep up the demands of the head of the Scientology Organization gouging him for more and more money. That’s one of the reasons Lisa Marie Presley quit them she said. Because they expected more and more money from her. And it was causing her stress. They expect their rich members to shell out money big time.

  4. Tina says:

    It does indeed seem strange that he’s selling up en masse all of a sudden. Then again, this is a particularly large house and now that it’s just him living there (his mother has apparently either moved out or gone missing – whichever is true; I think his children have left home; he doesn’t appear to have a live-in partner at the moment; and I’m not sure his sister still lives with him), then he probably just doesn’t need somewhere so big.

    I had an inkling this would be coming on the market … I’d love to have a nosey inside of this beauty, as well as the one that P.Diddy (or whatever he calls himself these days) bought recently, but the photos are not out there – boo!

    Kurt Rappaport certainly seems to have the best listings – he should be on ‘Million Dollar Listing’ rather than some of the other – ahem! – ‘talent’.

  5. lil' gay boy says:

    Tom Who?

    ;-)

  6. yes, very curious as to why all of a sudden he is selling not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 homes and roughly all at the same time? obviously this leads to all kinds of questions and speculation as to why?.. my fear is that he’s doing this to fund the cult’s new media studio there in la la land…. if that is the case? he’s a goner for all time!….maybe he just figured always working, working, working he doesn’t need them anymore, rarely there, and he is the type of “all or nothing” mentality.

  7. Mjkbk says:

    The house is “clad in dour gray stone”? DOUR? What a dopey adjective to choose. It just looks PALE gray to ME. Not forbidding gray. Or bleak gray. Or gloomy gray.

    How many natural-stone covered homes come in bright colors anyway? Sheesh.

  8. $50 million for 10,000 sq ft is not worth that price when you can buy a mansion for $3 million in a near by location with more of a social community.

  9. not your momma says:

    —and let the maggots take care of you, derka derka

  10. Cris says:

    You both sound miserable. Lol.

  11. She is a HOOD RAT Lover and that is the lowest of lows they are all animals F THE FLM MOVEMENT

  12. vicki foster says:

    Good move Tom on listing the house it is time you bye a home. Good luck

  13. Patti says:

    Maybe his movies are not pulling in the millions that they used to and Scientology is demanding more money from their cash cow. If these rumors are true, it appears that he is selling everything he owns. Why?

  14. Joanne says:

    Place my remark under ‘the devil made me do it’ category, but I couldn’t help but place the coma after ‘Tom Cruise’ in that ungodly long first sentence.

  15. Bill B. says:

    Perhaps if I were among the 1% I might feel different, but for the life of me, I can’t imagine why anyone would want a monstrosity like this.

    • Cris says:

      Agreed. It’s a very large house, not a “home”. He probably hasn’t walked through parts of that house in years, if at all!

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