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    Home of the Week: Tom Cruise’s 320-Acre Winter Wonderland in Colorado Lists for $39.5 Million

    Tom Cruise would like you to show him the money—$39.5 million, to be precise—before taking a tour of his spectacular 320-acre mountain-top Telluride lodge that the Jerry Maguire star has just listed.

    Finding a buyer for the sprawling compound has proved to be something of a mission impossible for Cruise, 58. He reportedly first privately listed the home back in 2014 for an eye-watering $59 million. With no takers, it quietly came off the market two years later.

    Now with the property market in this chic Colorado ski resort on fire, and the actor reportedly rarely visiting, he’s shaved the price by $20 million and listed it with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in Telluride. Agents Eric Lavey  and Dan Dockray hold the listing.

    “It’s hard to express just how spectacular this property is,” Dockray tells Robb Report. “It offers the most breathtaking, awe-inspiring views you’ll ever see. It is so private and secluded, yet just minutes from the town of Telluride.”

    The front entrance to the home. 

    Courtesy Joshua Johnson for LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

    If the cedar-clad, 10,000-square-foot main lodge looks vaguely familiar, it’s where Cruise famously sat down for a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2008. You can still find it on YouTube.
    As Oprah says as she walks up to the house, gazing at the jagged peaks in the background: “I have never seen anything like this in my life. I swear I want to weep, it’s so beautiful.”
    No doubt inspired by the visit, seven years later Oprah paid $14 million for a five-bedroom Telluride cabin just down the mountain from the property, plus $10 million for a prime piece of land nearby that she’s currently developing.

    The kitchen has a wall of fridges. 

    Courtesy Joshua Johnson for LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

    Surrounded on three sides by national forest land, the Cruise home was, according to the listing, custom-built with privacy in mind. The secluded estate is accessed by a secure, gated entry and a snaking, mile-long driveway through groves of towering aspens.
    Despite its seclusion—the main house sits on an escarpment with panoramic views of the 13,000-foot-high, snow-capped Campbell Peak behind it—it’s only a 10-minute drive from downtown Telluride with its funky shops, restaurants and ski runs.

    The great room has stunning mountain views. 

    Courtesy Joshua Johnson for LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

    Cruise reportedly bought the first parcel of land in 1992 and spent the next two years working on the home’s design and overseeing the construction. It was completed in 1994. Yet, according to Dockray, it wasn’t until 2002 that the actor acquired all the land now included in the estate—five parcels in total—that make up the 320 acres.

    Clad in bleached cedar timber and native stone, the two-story main house has as its centerpiece a magical living room with a huge stone fireplace, exposed rough-hewn beams and wrap-around windows showcasing those million-dollar views.

    The dining room. 

    Courtesy Joshua Johnson for LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

    Close by is the family kitchen with industrial-grade appliances, a trio of fridges and a vast central island with twin sinks. Wooden steps lead up to a rustic dining room with stunning oversized, dove-tailed, timber-planked walls.
    A cozy den for movie watching—the new owner will definitely need a bigger TV —features overstuffed sofas and is lined with rustic bookshelves. Other spaces include a billiards room, library and gym. Upstairs are four ensuite bedrooms, and when guests stop by, the home has a stand-alone,1,700-square-foot, three-bedroom guest house.

    The cozy den. 

    Courtesy Joshua Johnson for LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

    Befitting an action-hero owner, the estate has been designed for outdoor fun. There are dirt bike and all-terrain vehicle trails and snowmobile tracks, along with a labyrinth of hiking and snow-shoeing paths.
    For aircraft-loving Cruise—his upcoming Top Gun: Maverick is set for a July 2 release—the home has added appeal in that its decks are high enough to be able to look down on the private jets flying in and out of Telluride airport. Naturally the estate has its own helipad.

    The billiards room. 

    Courtesy Joshua Johnson for LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

    In recent years, Cruise is believed to have off-loaded many of his trophy properties in Beverly Hills, New York and England to focus on a penthouse in Clearwater, Fla. Close to the headquarters of Scientology, where the actor is a devout follower, the condo is part of a building designed by Mexican property developer and major Scientology donor Moises Agami.
    The penthouse takes up the ninth and tenth floors of The SkyView tower and is said to feature a 39-foot rooftop infinity pool, a private car elevator and a passageway leading to a smaller condo with a flight simulator, office and gym. More

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    Serena Williams Lists Beverly Hills Home For $7.5 Million (PHOTOS)

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    LOCATION: 12043 Summit Circle, Beverly Hills, California
    SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,000
    BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS: 5 bedrooms & 7 bathrooms
    PRICE: $7,495,999
    Tennis superstar Serena Williams has listed her Beverly Hills home for just under $7.5 million. Located at 12043 Summit Circle in the guard-gated Summit Estates, the Spanish Contemporary style home was built in 2017 and is situated on 1/4 of an acre of home.

    It features approximately 6,000 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, foyer with staircase, formal living & dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, family room, rec room with wet bar, gym, wine cellar, 2-car garage and more.
    Outdoor features include a gated driveway, covered patio with BBQ and a swimming pool. More

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    Adam Levine Shells Out $22.7 Million for a Lush, Century-Old Estate in Montecito

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has sent Hollywood celebrities like Katy Perry, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Meghan Markle flocking north to the seaside town of Montecito, joining longtime area residents like Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, and Rob Lowe in a slower-paced environment where homeowners have some breathing room, not to mention loads more privacy. The latest high-profile folks to join the herd are Adam Levine and his wife, Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo—records reveal the pair have shelled out a whopping $22.7 million for a century-old estate that spans nearly 5.2 acres, all of them set near the proverbial heart of town.

    Designed in 1923 by venerated architect George Washington Smith, the stately mansion was built for attorney John A. Jameson, one of Montecito’s founding godfathers, if you will. It subsequently passed to a number of non-famous owners and more recently had been on and off the market for years, initially at a $29.5 million ask, before along came Levine.
    Behind tall gates, a long driveway is shaded by mature oaks. The road winds up through the property’s own mini-forest and past its “seemingly endless expanses of manicured lawns,” as per the listing, before arriving at the Mediterranean villa-style main house. Of course, this is a bonafide classic Montecito compound, with at least four separate structures on the property that include a detached five-car garage with additional staff quarters, a two-bedroom guesthouse, and a so-called “garden cottage” with another spare bedroom. Join those with the main mansion’s five bedrooms, and altogether there are nine bedrooms and a total of 11 full baths on the premises.
    The home was designed in 1923 by venerated architect George Washington Smith.  Realtor.com

    The listing gently hints that the main mansion’s interiors, while well-maintained, could use a decorative refresh. Renderings included with online marketing materials suggest the new owners may want to paint the home’s heavy-handed wood trim a bright white, and replace the tile floors with a medium-toned hardwood, as is the current style.
    Still, the wood and other current details look to be in great condition. An arched front door opens into a step-down foyer; beyond lies a grandly scaled living room with a stone fireplace and multiple sets of arched windows and French doors. The chef’s kitchen has handsome—if somewhat old-fashioned—wooden cabinetry, plus expensive stainless appliances and a boxcar-sized island. The huge upstairs master suite has views of the property’s grounds and ocean glimpses via a private terrace, and somewhere in the 12,000-square-foot main house are a movie theater and wine cellar.

    The swimming pool is privately tucked away from the main house.  Realtor.com

    Outside, the fairytale-like grounds provide numerous outlets for chic recreation, including a putting green, a full-size tennis court with viewing pavilion, and a swimming pool that’s privately tucked well away from the main house, discreetly sited behind hedges and lemon trees. Elsewhere are meandering pathways through the trees, a manmade pond/creek, numerous loggias and patios for al fresco entertaining, and gurgling stone fountains.
    Besides his new Montecito vacation digs, Levine once owned a Tudor-style Beverly Hills mansion that was sold in 2019 for $42.5 million to Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. (That house is currently back on the market, asking a hefty $53.5 million.) But the Maroon 5 frontman and Prinsloo now primarily bunk up in LA’s posh Pacific Palisades part of town, in a palatial property they bought for $32 million from now-divorced Tinseltowners Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck in 2018.
    Riskin Partners Group at Village Properties repped both sides of the Montecito deal.
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    Pamela Anderson’s Modernist Malibu Hideaway Lists for $15 Million

    It may not be the largest house in Malibu, but it’s owned by one of the beach town’s most famous longtime residents, actor and former Playboy model Pamela Anderson, who recently married her former bodyguard Dan Hayhurst and moved to Vancouver, Canada.
    But some might appreciate that Anderson’s four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home is on the modest side for Malibu, especially since the price tag is way below the $50 million mark that many of the area’s villas list for. These 5,500-square-foot digs are listed with Tomer Fridman of thefridmangroup.com for $14.9 million.

    Anderson made a name for herself in the seaside enclave while playing an ocean lifeguard on the popular Baywatch TV series in the 1990s, which was filmed at Malibu’s Zuma Beach, just a short hop up the coast from where she later bought this home. She purchased the place in 2000 for $1.8 million after her fame had led to lookie-loos wandering onto a former property that was on the ocean, hoping for a star sighting. That led to a push for privacy with tall hedges and walls, which this home has, a plus for any buyers who crave the same kind of at-home seclusion.
    The modern kitchen is also warm and cozy.  Photo: Shade Degges

    Located in the gated and much-coveted Malibu Colony community, the house backs up to a scenic lagoon with many egrets and other seabirds. Anderson replaced the original structure with the main house and added a one-bedroom guest cottage. Between them sits a terrace with a pool. The home was sustainably built with teak imported from non-conflict areas. It has its own irrigated vegetable gardens and solar power.
    Anderson told The Wall Street Journal that she was inspired by modernist architecture with its wide-open spaces and glass walls when building the home. Glass pocket doors and teak pivot doors open the house to the outdoors. Inside, the sleek white kitchen with its stone countertops is warmed by wood floors. The primary bedroom suite has its own balcony and a sauna. There’s also a rooftop with beautiful views. She says she put an additional $8 million into designing and building the home.
    A floating staircase leads from the great room to the second level.  Photo: The Luxury Level

    Listing broker Tomer Fridman told Robb Report, “The most dramatic and compelling aspect of the house is the design and its organic nature.” He’s most drawn to “the indoor-outdoor combination” and its “flow toward the guest house, which anchors he backyard and adds to the bold aesthetic.”

    Anderson is already living back in her native Canada, renovating a place that belonged to her grandmother.
    The primary bedroom.  Photo: The Luxury Level

    The sauna.  Photo: Shade Degges

    The soaking tub in the primary suite.  Photo: Shade Degges

    The firepit and hot tub.  Photo: The Luxury Level

    The roofdeck.  Photo: The Luxury Level

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    Eddie Murphy’s Zamunda Palace in ‘Coming 2 America’ Actually Belongs to Rapper Rick Ross

    If you were one of the millions that enjoyed Eddie Murphy’s Coming 2 America over the weekend, you’ll likely recall Prince Akeem’s luxurious Zamunda Palace. The fantastical abode looked like it’d been fabricated with some good old-fashioned movie magic, but, in reality, it’s actually the home of one of rap’s most formidable talents. That’s right, the mega-mansion belongs to the big boss Rick Ross.

    Production designer Jefferson Sage and his team scouted myriad locations before selecting the rapper’s pad to serve as home to the royal family in the long-awaited sequel to the ‘88 classic Coming To America. Fitting, since the Ross residence is nothing short of palatial.

    Located in Fayetteville, Ga., the estate spans some 235 acres and was previously owned by boxer Evander Holyfield. At its center is a 45,000-square-foot manse that boasts some 12 bedrooms and is, quite literally, fit for royalty.
    Teyana Taylor and Wesley Snipes star inside Zamunda Palace.  Quantrell D. Colbert/Amazon Studios

    The crew co-opted five key areas of the home to bring Zamunda to life. This included the grandiose foyer with a double-winding staircase, two stately rooms that feature 18-foot ceilings and oversized windows, plus a generous dining room that can accommodate up to 100 guests (or, in the case of the film, roughly 50 royal subjects). The decadent main bedroom, meanwhile, was actually Ross’s own.
    As for the exterior, the team relied on visual effects to enhance the façade and imbue it with fairytale-like accents. Of course, the original structure is nothing to sneeze at.
    Speaking to Variety, Ross said that Coming to America may be his all-time favorite movie and he was elated to see Prince Akeem Joffer (Eddie Murphy) and his royal aid slash bestie Semmi (Arsenio Hall) in his home. It also helps the rapper scored a few unexpected-yet-welcome perks.
    “They changed the wallpaper in the dining room so I asked them to keep it up there,” Ross told the outlet. “They also created that huge dining room table for a dining scene that seats 50-60 people, and they left that for me as a gift. It’s humungous.”
    Eddie Murphy returns as Prince Akeem Joffer in “Coming 2 America.”  Courtesy of Amazon Studios

    It may not be the last time we see Ross’s Georgia mansion on the big screen, either. During an Instagram Live video, the rapper shared that the home he purchased for approximately $5.8 million in 2014 was paying for itself thanks to movies, production inquiries and visits. (In 2018, Architectural Digest showed how the home transformed for the Set of 2018’s Superfly.) No doubt the newest exposure won’t hurt.

    Indeed, Coming 2 America reportedly achieved the biggest opening weekend of films that premiered on streaming services in the past year, according to Amazon and rating firm Screen Engine/ASI. While the exact number of viewers has not been disclosed, Coming 2 America has been named the most-watched streaming movie on a given weekend during the pandemic. That’s a good thing, too, considering Amazon forked out $125 million for the film back in October.
    If you were one of the few that didn’t watch it over the weekend, Coming 2 America is streaming now on Prime Video. More

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    Magician Lance Burton Selling Mountaintop Nevada Home For $4.5 Million (PHOTOS)

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    LOCATION: 1280 Scooter Street, Henderson, Nevada
    SQUARE FOOTAGE: 11,591
    BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS: 6 bedrooms & 6 bathrooms
    PRICE: $4,499,900
    Magician Lance Burton is selling his mountaintop home in Henderson, Nevada for $4,499,900. Located at 1280 Scooter Street, the castle-like home was built in 2006 and is situated on 10 acres of land.

    It features approximately 11,591 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 2-story great room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, library, home theater, indoor spa, 4-car garage and more.
    Outdoor features include a gated entrance with guardhouse, balcony and expansive motor court.
    It is listed at $4,499,900. More

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    Jimmy Fallon’s Tony Manhattan Triplex Hits the Market for $15 Million

    Late-night chat show host Jimmy Fallon and film producer Nancy Juvoven, Drew Barrymore’s partner at Flower Films, spent a decade buying and combining four apartments on the top three floors of an elegant and prestigious 19th-century cooperative apartment house in New York City’s tony Gramercy Park neighborhood.
    The first of the four units was purchased in 2004, around the time the low-key but high-powered pair coupled up. Another was acquired in 2010, and two more were snapped up in two separate 2014 transactions. All together the Juvoven-Fallons coughed up $4.925 million for the four units that together, according to listings held by Jeremy V. Stein and Debbie Korb at Sotheby’s Int’l Realty—Downtown Manhattan Brokerage, sprawl across approximately 4,950-square-feet with six bedrooms and five bathrooms.

    Not counting carry costs and real estate fees, not to mention the unquestionably considerable expense of joining the four units into one family-sized triplex penthouse, the couple is set to more than triple their money on the fabulously quirky spread that’s popped up for sale at $15 million.
    The 4,950-square-feet abode is located in the Gramercy Park neighborhood.  Yale Wagner/Sotheby’s International Realty

    Comprehensively updated with modern-day creature comforts, the vast residence respects its architectural pedigree with carefully restored original window frames, as well as original wood floors that are enhanced by what marketing materials describe as “a curated collection of treasured vintage and antique finds from around the world.”
    A frothy confection of red brick and intricately ornamented red terra-cotta designed by little-celebrated architect George W. DaCunha, and built in 1883, the Queen Anne-style apartment house lords over the southeast corner of private Gramercy Park. Only those fortunate to live in the few dozen townhouses and apartment buildings that ring the serene and manicured green space are provided one of the roughly 400 keys that open the annually changed locks that secure the gates of the two-acre idyll. The Juvoven-Fallons’ penthouse transfers with a key to the park, and, in a city that relishes rarity and exclusivity, a key to Gramercy Park, one of just two private parks in New York City, is certainly one of its most coveted privileges.
    Corinthian columns flank the main entrance of the idiosyncratically turreted full-service building that, besides Fallon and Juvoven, has been home to a fair number of Hollywood heavy hitters including James Cagney and Margaret Hamilton, the Wicked Witch of the West in the original Wizard of Oz.

    The sunny, west-facing eat-in kitchen incorporates top-end culinary equipment.  Evan Joseph/Sotheby’s International Realty

    Even by New York standards, the sprawling apartment has an unconventional layout, and decorative eclecticism reigns in the not-so-formal formal living room. A gigantic Tiffany-blue tufted sectional sofa sits on a geometric green rug, and painstakingly applied skewed wood cladding is fearlessly paired with vintage floral wallpaper from the 1940s. A discreet in-ceiling projector means the cozy room does double duty a professional screening room.
    Multicolor satellite-style light fixtures and six vermillion stools at the island snack bar punch up the huge and sunny, west-facing eat-in kitchen that incorporates top-end culinary equipment, bespoke cabinetry with designer hardware and a gas fireplace with an original mantelpiece and vintage tiles.
    A cushioned window seat offers a bird’s eye view over the park and surrounding skyline. The casual family space also includes a huge pantry stocked with canned beans, a remarkable amount of Spagehettios and a 7-11’s worth of snacks and sodas. The pantry once served as a sound studio and is still fully soundproofed.
    Beneath the staircase lies a children’s playroom.  Evan Joseph/Sotheby’s International Realty

    A bookcase nipped under the handsomely crafted and mural-showcasing staircase swings opens to reveal a hidden, whimsically wallpapered children’s playroom complete with an arched fireplace. A secret hatch opens to the kitchen’s pantry, and a handy-dandy intercom makes a link to a second playroom on the triplex’s top floor.
    The middle level has the least amount of square footage of the apartment’s three floors but nonetheless comfortably packs in a guest bedroom and bathroom, a small gym and a 500-plus-square-foot lodge-like saloon and family room. The walls are emblazoned with plaid wallpaper and a deer antler chandelier hangs from the exposed wood coffered ceiling. A huge semi-circular wet bar showcases a series of custom-made backlit stained glass panels set in to an antique bar cabinet, and a small sign hung on the massive stone fireplace reads “WEEKEND UPDATE,” a not-so-subtle nod to Fallon’s long-ago days as co-anchor of the iconic parody news segment on Saturday Night Live.

    There are two guest bedrooms and a huge combination laundry room/bath tucked away down a long, meandering corridor at the back of the main floor. The larger of the bedrooms has a fireplace and east-facing windows that flood the room with morning light, while the smaller is less-than-ideally windowless yet still (and thankfully) filled with light that streams through a giant skylight.
    The bar comes complete with a “Weekend Update” sign.  Evan Joseph/Sotheby’s International Realty

    Two more guest or family bedrooms, a shared hall bath, a second playroom and a second laundry room share the top floor with the deluxe primary suite. Occupying a spacious wing of its own with two walk-in closets and a fireplace, the suite comprises a skylight topped bedroom with custom-built massage bed and a sitting room designed to look like the inside of a tree, giving new meaning to the idea of an urban tree house. The commodious main bathroom includes a steam shower plus a separate room with a jetted tub for soaking in solitude.
    The floor plan reveals the triplex’s unusual layout, with its zigzagging hallways, far-flung bedrooms and unconventionally shaped rooms.
    Like many New Yorkers with the means to do so, Fallon and Juvoven also have a home in the Hamptons. Bought nearly ten years ago for $5.5 million, and picturesquely set on 2.2 beautifully landscaped acres in sleepy (yet powefully swank) Amagansett, the nearly 8,300-square-foot farmhouse stands three stories tall with weathered cedar shingles accented with gingerbread fretwork around the two-story porch. The grounds additionally include a detached garage, a huge barn, a swimming pool and a couple of guest cottages. The family has spent much of the last year quarantined on the expansive estate that is just as whimsically outfitted as their city digs.
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