Tom Cruise is looking for some real estate action

Lauren Beale
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Actor Tom Cruise puts two-story European-style estate in Hollywood Hills West on the market at $12.995 million

Actor Tom Cruise has put a home in Hollywood Hills West on the market at $12.995 million.

Set behind gates on a knoll, the two-story European-style estate encompasses more than 2.5 acres. The main house features walls of glass that take in cityscape views, an Italian farmhouse-inspired kitchen and three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.


Hot Property: In the March 22 Business section, an article about a property Frank Sinatra once leased in Chatsworth said that the $7.5-million estate encompassed 14 acres and had a guesthouse with its own swimming pool. The for-sale property is four acres and does not include the guesthouse or its pool. 


A detached guesthouse contains its own kitchen, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. A stone-clad craft building has space for a wine tasting room and cellar. Stone pathways and driveways connect the structures.

An outdoor patio sits beside a lagoon-style pool, spa and waterfall.

Cruise, 52, has long been a box-office draw, starring in such blockbusters as the "Mission: Impossible" films, "A Few Good Men" and "Top Gun."

"Mission: Impossible 5" will be released this summer, and "Top Gun 2" has been announced. He starred last year in "Edge of Tomorrow" and will also star in the upcoming crime drama "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back."

Cruise listed his 298-acre retreat in Telluride, Colo., for sale in the fall at $59 million. His main residence is in Beverly Hills.

Michael Eisenberg of Keller Williams is the listing agent.

Rob Reiner seeks summer tenant

Rob Reiner, whose "All in the Family" role launched him to stardom in the 1970s, is the latest landlord of note to put his Malibu beach house up for lease. It's available for the month of July at a relative bargain of $100,000.

The Cape Cod-inspired retreat, built in 1928, was offered last year at $110,000 a month and two years ago at $150,000.

Set behind the gates of Malibu Colony, the 2,755-square-foot summer spot features beamed ceilings and skylights. There's a family room with a fireplace, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and steps to the sand.

A patio with a spa and decks on both levels take in the ocean views.

The Emmy Award-winning Reiner, 68, has had a directing career distinguished by such films as "When Harry Met Sally..." (1989), "Stand by Me" (1986) and the cult classic "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984). More recently, he was in "The Wolf of Wall Street" and appears in the series "New Girl," starring Zooey Deschanel.

Sandro Dazzan and Cooper Mount of Coldwell Banker are the leasing agents.

Chatsworth home of fame and film

A Chatsworth property Frank Sinatra once called home has come on the market at $7.5 million.

The crooner didn't own the estate but leased it for nearly a decade when bank heiress and original owner Dora Hutchinson, who had thrown lavish Hollywood parties at the house, moved back East.

If the place looks familiar, that's because the Midcentury Modern-style house also was a set location in the second season of "Mad Men."

The Farralone estate was designed by architect William Pereira, whose notable works include Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco and the LAX Theme Building.

The museum-like house is set on a 14-acre knoll that takes in 360-degree city and mountain views.

Sixteen-foot-tall walls of glass bring light into 6,661 square feet of interiors, which include a bar, a den-office, multiple fireplaces, four bedrooms and six bathrooms.

There's a small circular pool surrounded by an expanse of lawn off the 1,000-square-foot guesthouse and another larger pool with a flagstone deck.

The property last sold in 1998 for $1.54 million. Its extensive location credits include the films "Swordfish," "Dreamgirls" and "Ali."

Craig Knizek of the Agency and Rodney Johnson of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties are the listing agents.

Her gypsy heart moves on

Singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat listed her house in gated Hidden Hills for sale at $6.4 million and in less than two weeks it was already in escrow.

The Santa Barbara-inspired Mediterranean, built in 2013, sits on 1.13 acre. Accessed through a courtyard entry with a bell tower, the 8,400-square-foot home features a great room, a center-island kitchen, a game room with a wet bar, a home theater, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

A covered loggia has vaulted ceilings and a stone floor. A swimming pool with a shelf feature, a spa, an outdoor kitchen, lawn, a putting green and vegetable garden complete the grounds. There is a four-car garage.

Caillat, 29, a pop singer and guitar player, won a Grammy for her "Lucky" duet with Jason Mraz. Her latest album, "Gypsy Heart," includes the hit song "Try."

She bought the property for $6.1 million.

Michelle Kaplan and Kevin Godley of Pinnacle Estate Properties are the listing agents.

Fives may be his lucky numbers

Musician David A. Stewart of Eurythmics fame has bought a house in Toluca Lake for $5.55 million.

The Spanish-style home was built in 1927 by Toluca Lake pioneer and designer William Klump and sits on more than a half-acre. Recently restored and updated, the walled house has a hip interior vibe and such details as gothic arches doorways.

Some 4,800 square feet of interior space features living, family and dining rooms, a breakfast room, five bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Singer-songwriter-guitarist-producer Stewart, 62, has also worked with the Tourists, Shakespears Sister and Stevie Nicks.

Among Eurythmics hits were the song "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" and "Love Is a Stranger." Stewart's most recent album, "Lucky Numbers," came out two years ago.

The property previously changed hands in 2006 for $4.5 million.

Craig Strong of John Aaroe Group handled the transaction.

Actress leaves without a trace

Actress Poppy Montgomery has sold her house in Brentwood for $3.856 million.

The hacienda-style home, built in 1950 and updated, is accessed through a walled and gated courtyard with a fountain.

Inside, vaulted wood-beam ceilings, three fireplaces and wrought-iron railings adorn the 3,089-square-feet home. A great room, an office, a library, a center-island kitchen, three bedrooms and four bathrooms are contained within the living areas.

French doors open to a terrace with another fireplace and a swimming pool. The quarter-acre terraced lot has lawn and vineyards. Views take in the surrounding hillsides.

Montgomery, 42, starred in the police drama "Unforgettable" (2011-14) and in "Without a Trace" (2002-09).

The actress bought the property two years ago for $3.6 million.

Clifford Rowe and Andrea Tzadik of Teles Properties were the listing agents. Laurence Young of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented the buyer.

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