Tom Cruise selling €7.37m British mansion he bought with ex-wife Katie Homes
Six-bed, 14-acre Rede Place estate includes private dance studio, gym and cinema
Published 28/12/2015 | 17:02
Hollywood star Tom Cruise is selling the West Sussex home he bought with ex-wife Katie Homes for nearly £5million, it has been reported.
The six-bed Rede Place mansion in East Grinstead, 30 miles south of London, is believed to have been purchased for a little over £3 million in 2006.
The 11,331 square foot, 14.2 acre home at the northern edge of the exclusive Dormans Park estate, is also located just a few miles from Saint Hill Manor, the UK headquarters of the Church of Scientology.
Covering four storeys, it was built brand new in 2003 on the site of a former Victorian residence, and is reputed to contain a two-person bathtub sitting on a black marble pedestal in the centre of its master bedroom.
Estate agent Savills describe the £4.95million home as “most desirable” and “ideal for commuters and those who enjoy entertaining”, thanks to its tennis court, heated outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, billiards room, cinema, dance studio and gymnasium.
In addition to its four reception rooms, cloak room, master bedroom with separate dressing room, bathroom, walk-through wardrobe and private balcony the house also boasts three further bedrooms with en-suite bath-shower rooms and balconies.
Guests can stay in either of two double bedrooms at the 1,436 square foot ‘Pavilion’, a smaller lodging situated close to Rede Place’s garden, orchard and paddock.
Cruise, who for three years lived in Hertfordshire with Nicole Kidman and their children during filming for Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut, has put several properties up for sale recently.
The actor, 53, sold his 2,200 square foot apartment in Manhattan’s East Village for more than £2million three years ago, while his Beverley Hills estate, purchased in 2007 for some £20million is rumoured to be available for around twice that sum.
Buyers with £40million to spare might also be interested in the Mission: Impossible star’s Rocky Mountain compound in Telluride, Colorado, which has been available since autumn 2014.
However it is too late to bid for his two-residence compound in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, after it was snapped up for close to £8million by Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria in October.
Cruise married Dawson’s Creek actress Katie Holmes in a Scientology ceremony at Odescalchi Castle, in Bracciano, Italy, in November 2006.
The couple, who have a daughter, Suri, divorced six years later, with the reasons behind and terms of their separation remaining sealed according to New York law.