Friday, September 21, 2007

Nic Cage Finally Puts Bel Air House on the Open Market

SELLER: Nic Cage
LOCATION: Copa de Oro Road, Bel Air, CA
PRICE: $19,750,000 (reduced from $35,000,000)
SIZE: 11,817 square feet, 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Legendary Dean Martin/Tom Jones English Bel Air manor. This landmark estate, on over 1 acre of lush grounds & gardens both front & back, with over 11,000 sq. ft. of luxurious living, is fit for royalty. High ceilings, beautiful theater, huge custom wine cellar, game room, Olympic size pool and circular driveway with fountain. This exquisite home is a glorious piece of art.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Well, it's official. There have long been whispers and rumors that crazy haired Nic Cage's big Bel Air house was quietly on the market...and it was. Then, this morning, the bat phone rang and on the other end was our Fairy Godmother in Bel Air who was giddy and gleeful to inform us that the legendary property has hit the open market for an eye popping $35,000,000.

Everybody knows that Nic Cage is real estate obsessed and owns a dozen or more properties around the world including a couple of historic homes in New Orleans, a home on Paradise Island in the Bahamas AND a 40 acre private island in the Bahamas, at least one house in Las Vegas, at least one house in San Francisco, a busted up Bavarian Schloss, a Georgian townhouse in Bath, England, as well as a castle in Bath, and his most recent purchase, a behemoth 12 bedroom house in Newport, Rhode Island. Mister Big Time has a very nice accounting of several of Mister Cage's recent purchases.

So it makes sense that the big bucks actor would begin to sell a couple of the properties off. Your Mama just aches at the thought of what it costs Mister Cage and his much younger ex-waitress wifey Alice Kim to maintain all of these massive properties, not to mention his yearly tax bill, which Your Mama imagines must be upwards of $1,000,000.

Listing information indicates the property is vacant, which might explain why Mister Cage and Miz Kim have decided to put the place on the open market. Your Mama hasn't a clue to which of their many, many properties they've decamped, but we're sure that's to make news shortly.

Mister Cage purchased the monster mansion in 1998 from cheese ball crooner Tom Jones for an undisclosed price, but reported to have been around $7,000,0000. The house also once belonged to Dean Martin, another iconic Las Vegas gadabout and singer.

Listing information for the property shows the house includes living and dining rooms, naturally, ad den, library/study, lanai, media room, office, projection room, amazing wine cellar, family room, loft, an Olympic sized swimming pool and a sauna. But there isn't a tennis court, so the truly sportiff will still need to join the nearby Bel Air Country Club if they like to swing the rackets with a hunky tennis pro.

Photos for the property are slim, but we imagine it's SPECTACULAR and we can't wait to see them.

SOURCE: Pacific Coast News (photo)

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