Katie Holmes, the millionaire movie star and once-upon-a-time wife of Tom Cruise, is looking to sell her chic contemporary manse in Calabasas, California, for $4.625 million. The six-bedroom, six-and-a-half bathroom home is situated in the Oaks.
What's the Oaks? It's that celebrity-stuffed suburban Los Angeles enclave where only the richest and most famous seem to reside. Come take a look inside Holmes’ multi-million-dollar mansion.
The house is 6,040 square feet. The European manor-style house was built in 2007.
The home has a beautiful contemporary fireplace. This living room has French windows on all sides, allowing tons of light.
Holmes bought this house in August 2014, about two years after she filed for divorce from Cruise in 2012. She was living in New York City at the time. Various media reports said that Holmes feared that the Church of Scientology was following her and was concerned about the church’s potential influence on her daughter.
According to aNew York Post article in July 2012, “A team of beefy armed men parked themselves in a white Cadillac Escalade outside Holmes’ place [in NYC] all day yesterday, snapping pictures of people outside the building and demanding to know who they were.” Holmes had been renting a $12,500-a-month apartment in Manhattan after leaving Cruise.
Things may or may not have been as bad as the media reported, and we’ll never know for sure. It took Holmes two years to move from New York City to Calabasas.
She must have enjoyed the extra space during her five-year tenure here. The house is open and inviting.
Holmes’ kitchen is a chic black-and-white with a large kitchen island and bar seating.
At its price and size, the cost per square foot is $766. That’s a lot for most people, but it’s nothing for someone whose net worth was reportedly $25 million pre-divorce.
When Holmes cooks food, she typically eats healthy. “I try to eat my veggies every day,” she told People. When she’s looking for fast food, it’s Chipotle time.
The double-basin sink and abundant counter space would make cooking and cleaning up a breeze.
For more formal dinners, this living room will do the trick.
There’s an eye-soothing contrast between the eggshell white walls and distressed hardwood flooring.
Upstairs there are at two lofts. This one is decorated as an informal study.
On the other side is a loft for lounging, with a large picture window that overlooks the hilly neighborhood.
The French doors open up to a small balcony.
It’s quite clear that Holmes has vacated the property, as there are no personal effects of any kind in this massive master bedroom.
But even without her personal touches, the master bedroom still feels quite homey. It must be those hardwood floors.
Off the master is a private sitting area.
There’s more than enough room for every different garment from Holmes’ now-defunct fashion line, which the “Dawson’s Creek” alum ended in 2014 — right around the same time she moved into this house.
The marble-tiled bathroom has two long vanity countertops and an oval soaking tub overlooking the hillside.
The home has six spacious bedrooms.
Holmes bought this house for $3.795 million. If it sells at asking price, she’ll make $830,000 on the transaction.
The home’s second story appears to be allocated just to bedrooms and lofts.
The distressed wood flooring stretches throughout the house.
The french doors in this room may lead out to the rooftop deck.
This smaller bedroom has been turned into an exercise space, with two bikes and a mounted flatscreen.
A peek into one of Holmes’ home’s six-and-a-half bathrooms.
Holmes, 40, was recently in a relationship with Jamie Foxx. She reportedly had been spending more time in California during their relationship — Foxx lives 20 miles away — but the two broke up in September 2019.
The home’s spacious backyard includes a sunken fire pit near the pool.
The pool is gorgeous.
The home is situated on a half-acre of property and backs up to the hillside, creating a natural privacy barrier.
Lounging by these soothing water jets sounds like a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.
The house is set on a half-acre of Calabasas soil.
If you don’t feel like walking down to the fire pit for warmth, you could also step up into the spa.
This sitting area is enclosed on all sides and flanked by French windows and glass doors.
This sheltered patio features globe pendant lighting.
A grilling/bar area can be seen adjacent to the patio.
Also on the grounds is a sports court.
No word yet on where Holmes is moving to, but she has a few movies in the works. They include the horror movie “The Boy 2,” set to release in February 2020, and “The Secret: Dare to Dream,” a drama inspired by the self-help book “The Secret.”