Nic Cage loves Hollywood history so it was fitting that when he bought a mansion in L.A’s Bel Air neighborhood in the late 1990s, he put his money down on an extraordinary property previously owned by Dean Martin and Tom Jones.
Cage has housed much of his personal collection of film memorabilia at the estate. There are life-size statues of Mickey Mouse and Snow White in the dining room, and a replica of his Ghostrider motorcycle. A miniature train runs on an elevated track around the master bedroom. And for all its classic Tudor architecture, the interior décor is often bordering on the psychedelic.
Unfortunately the property’s all-star lineage hasn’t help Cage sell the estate. He first listed it for sale in September, 2007 for $35 million. Earlier this month, he brought the asking price down to $17.5 million.
Cage also owns homes in New Orleans, New York, Middletown, Rhode Island, Las Vegas, the Bahamas and in the UK.