Bel-Con-Air: Francis Ford Coppola’s Nephew Selling Estate


Academy Award-winning national treasure Nicholas Cage, the master of the blueberry-short-of-a-muffin character, has set the Los Angeles real estate market ablaze by re-listing his lush 43,124 square foot Holmby Hills property for $29,999,000. Located at 363 Copa de Oro Rd., the 1949-built nine bed, nine bath ornate redbrick Tudor mansion encompasses 11,817 square feet of luxurious landmark living. The walled and gated English manor adaptation is fit for moonstruck royalty, Hollywood or otherwise, with high ceilings, beautiful theater, huge custom wine cellar, game room for those fun face offs, Olympic-sized pool, four fireplaces, five garage spaces, and circular driveway with fountain. The house is perfect for raising your little Arizona’s, and has been an A-list magnet, as it was wild at heart crooner Tom Jones’ green, green grass of home for many years, as well as previously being occupied by the late, great ratpacker, Dean Martin, for those times when he’d leave Las Vegas.

Cage, who buys and sells properties like kids used to trade baseball cards, owns many other properties all around the globe. Including his mansion in Bel-Air, he owns places in Middletown, Rhode Island, property in Las Vegas, a house in New Orleans’ French Quarter, and a house in San Francisco. He has owned many other L.A.-area houses over the years, along with property overseas as well. 2005, he sold his Malibu home for $10 million. In May 2006, he bought a 40-acre island in the Exuma archipelago, some 85 miles southeast of Nassau and close to a similar island owned by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. On July 19, 2006, Cage bought the medieval castle of Schloss Neidstein in the Oberpfalz region in Germany. In August 2007, Cage rolled snake eyes on a home in Middletown, Rhode Island. The 24,000-square foot, brick-and-stone country manor, on 26 secluded acres, has 12 bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean from its perch bordering the Norman Bird Sanctuary. The estate is called the “Grey Craig.” The sale ranks among the state’s most expensive residential purchases, eclipsed by the $17.15 million sale last December of the Miramar mansion on Bellevue Avenue in Newport. Also in 2007, the actor purchased Midford Castle in Somerset, England. According to Cage, he was told he owns the “Most Haunted House in America,” in vampire kissed New Orleans, dubbed the “The LaLaurie house”, after former owner Delphine LaLaurie.

The Copa de Oro property will be shown only to pre-qualified clients by the listing agent, James Chalke of Nelson, Shelton & Associates. Check it out before it’s gone in 60 seconds, and owning this rock of an estate could happen to you.

Via Realestalker