Tom Cruise has put his spectacular Telluride estate on the market for $39.5 million. The stunning 320-acre Colorado property features a 10,000 square foot main residence with all the amenities any buyer could want.
Cruise, 58, has been selling his homes in recent years. He sold his Beverly Hills mansion in 2016 for a reported $40 million. The actor sold his hilltop home in LA’s Laurel Canyon in 2015 for $11.4 million. The actor had earlier sold his homes in England and New York City.
Tom Cruise owns the two-story penthouse in The Skyview, a luxury 10-story condo building in downtown Clearwater, Florida. Developed by wealthy Scientology developer Moises Agami, the project features a private nine-car garage for the actor.
The Skyview is home to several other wealthy Scientologists and is a short walk to Scientology’s Flag Building, a sprawling edifice which was called the “Super Power Building” during the 17 years the Church spent raising $145 million to build the strange and hulking facility which covers an entire city block.
For many years, the Super Power Building sat half-finished rotting under the hot Florida sun. Construction began in 1998 and stopped from 2006 to 2011. The Super Power Building sat surrounded by a chain link fence and looked like a derelict garbage pile:
The City of Clearwater imposed daily fines on Scientology for failing to complete construction and leaving this eyesore to blight Clearwater. By 2011 the fines totaled a whopping $450,000. Scientology appealed the fine and paid $413,500. Of course, Scientology bitched about how unfair it was. The building was finally opened in November 2017 and renamed the Flag Building.
The Flag Building features strange cultic appliances including an oiliness table where Scientologists experience one of the 57 “sense perceptics” which L. Ron Hubbard says people possess. Among other goals, the Super Power Rundown is intended to rehabilitate a person’s dormant 57 perceptics.
Drowned in an overwrought and incoherent tsunami of travertine marble, the lobby of the Flag Building reminds us of a cavernous subway station in space:
Why did Tom Cruise downsize and move into 10-story condo building? Perhaps he did so as it will allow him to stay in top physical condition by scaling the building each evening to his penthouse after a hard day spent auditing and yelling at ashtrays in Scientology’s Flag Building:
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