Hollywood legend Tom Cruise wants to sell his 320-acre Telluride, CO, ranch. Fans of the perennial A-lister wanted to catch a glimpse of his ultraprivate getaway and made it their mission to check out the listing. The intense interest propelled the ranch into the top spot on this week’s most popular homes on ®.
Cruise spent years buying up parcels of land in the mountains to assemble his luxe getaway. In 1994, he had a 10,000-square-foot mansion built on the site. He lived there with his previous wife Katie Holmes and their daughter, Suri, and even welcomed Oprah Winfrey to the house for a 2008 interview.
The movie star initially tried to sell the place in 2014 for $59 million, later dropping the price to a more reasonable $39.5 million.
Other homes you clicked on this week include a Victorian built in 2000 but designed to look much older, New Jersey’s most expensive home, and a fancy vacation house in California with a pool highlighted by a lazy river, slide, waterfalls, and swim-up bar.
Come float along with us as we count down this week’s 10 most popular properties.
10. 675 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ
Why it’s here: Known as Darlington, this extraordinary estate is the most expensive home in the Garden State.
Just 25 miles from New York City, the 21-bedroom, 50,000-square-foot mansion is surrounded by 12 acres and framed by the Ramapo Mountains. High-end amenities include an indoor lap pool with spa, massage room, and wine room. Outdoors, there’s a pool with cabana, gardens, a tennis court (of course!) and an eight-car garage.
9. 301 Jefferson Dr, Pittsburgh, PA
Why it’s here: Painted brick on the exterior and muted and modern on the interior, this five-bedroom home has it all. Located in Mission Hills and close to a train stop, the three-story Colonial boasts a showstopper kitchen, built-ins, gas fireplace in the main bedroom, and sliding doors which open to a large deck and lovely yard.
8. 270 Prado St, Apalachicola, FL
Why it’s here: Let us pray this place finds a creative buyer. Built in 1975, this meeting hall/church is a prime candidate for an epic residential conversion. There’s a full kitchen, offices, two half-baths, and 2,200 square feet of living space. The 2-acre property has well-maintained grounds and plenty of room to create a unique paradise. It’s just a short golf cart ride from downtown.
7. 500 S Birch Ave, Plattsburg, MO
Why it’s here: Built in 1890, this Queen Anne–style Victorian on an acre lot was fully restored in 1990.
The five-bedroom home features designer ceilings, four fireplaces, a farm sink, an office on the main level, and a front patio overlooking the huge yard. There’s also an oversized garage, which could be converted into a second home, according to the listing.
6. 120 Ferndale Dr, Easton, CT
Why it’s here: This three-bedroom jewel was built in 1966 and sits on a wooded acre in Lower Easton.
The open interiors are light-filled, thanks to banks of clerestory windows. The living room has wood beams along walls of sliders, which seamlessly blend with the outdoors. The lower level leads to the garage, which has space to add an office or workshop.
5. 401 New Hope Rd, Anderson, SC
Why it’s here: The 3-acre property has been handed down through generations since 1874.
The original home has been restored and expanded over the years. Today it’s a three-bedroom and retains original features such as the Youngstown Kitchens metal cabinet, glass panes, and wide-board floors. There’s also a side porch, front porch, and brick outdoor fireplace for taking in the fresh air.
4. 126 River Run Rd, Statesville, NC
Why it’s here: At first glance this Victorian looks like something from the 19th century, but it was actually built in 2000.
The listing doesn’t mention the reason for the Victorian-era style, but the three-bedroom house does sit on 3.72 wooded acres. It also has plenty of room for friends and family to gather, including a full basement with a walk-out entry.
3. 1468 Horns Ln, NW, Dover, OH
Why it’s here: Barndominiums aren’t only in Texas! This enormous example in Ohio is a gorgeous six-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot custom home filled with upgrades. The 1-acre lot also has a shop building being used for commercial business, with an office space, lift, LED shop lighting, and 200-amp electric.
2. 12500 Simpson Ranch Ct, Wilton, CA
Why it’s here: Just 30 minutes outside Sacramento, this 20-acre estate is built for fun in the sun.
The five-bedroom main house is decked out with all sorts of goodies. But it’s the backyard that’s a must-see. The amazing outdoor space features a lazy river, pool with beach entry, Cabo shelves for lounging, slide, and waterfall. There’s also a sunken kitchen with a thatched roof and swim-up service. When the sun goes down, there’s a fire pit for relaxing with a beverage of your choice.
1. 115 Francisco Way, Telluride, CO
Why it’s here: Mission possible? Superstar Tom Cruise wants to sell this spectacular 320-acre ranch in the Colorado Rockies.
The main house is a 11,512-square-foot lodge built from bleached cedar timbers and native stone. For extended family and friends, there’s also a three-bedroom guest lodge. Built with the privacy and security befitting a star of Cruise’s status, the secluded estate is accessed by a mile-long drive from the secure gated entry. Once inside the fortification, it’s a simply regal setting surrounded by breathtaking alpine views, aspen groves, rolling hills, and snow-capped mountains.
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