Cage Puts Up Bel-Air Home for $35M

The Associated Press
Sunday, October 22, 2006; 6:20 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Nicolas Cage is leaving Bel-Air. The actor has put his home in the tony community on the market for $35 million. He bought the seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom spread eight years ago for a mere $7 million.

The 11,000-square-foot Tudor-style home sits on an acre just above Sunset Blvd. It has a two-story entrance, a front yard fountain, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a two-bedroom guest house.

Singer Tom Jones owned the home for 20 years before Cage, and before that it belonged to crooner Dean Martin.

Home values in the area have increased 90 percent since Cage bought the place in 1998, according to DataQuick Information Systems.

The 42-year-old actor won't be lacking for places to stay. He owns other homes in Southern California, and earlier this year bought a castle in Bavaria and a private island in the Bahamas, according to People magazine.

Cage won a best actor Oscar for "Leaving Las Vegas."

Earlier this year he played a cop tracking a missing child in "The Wicker Man" and a Port Authority officer in the Oliver Stone film "World Trade Center."


Information from: Los Angeles Times,

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