The birth of a passion. In the early 2000s, Nicolas Cage lived his moment of glory, and with such a sum of money in his hands, he decided to invest in the purchase of 15 luxury homes in different parts of the world. The collection included an oceanfront mansion in Newport Beach; a country house on Rhode Island; another mansion in Las Vegas; a 1928 castle in Los Angeles, with walls covered in purple velvet; and the famous LaLaurie mansion in New Orleans, known for being "the most enchanted house in America."
No wonder, since its original owner, Delphine LaLaurie, tortured and murdered countless black slaves between her walls, and so much suffering must have been impregnated in the place.
As if this were not enough, the actor also acquired two European castles, and an island in the Bahamas. We don't even want to imagine what it would cost to furnish so many properties ...Related content Bruce Willis sells his Bedford Corners house
But returning to the issue that concerns us, in 2007, Nicolas bought in San Francisco, one of the most historic houses with the best views of the city. Built in Russian Hill, at a time when the neighborhood was still recovering from the damage caused by the 1906 earthquake, the Tudor architecture house had 585 m2 distributed over four floors, all with spectacular views of the bay.The location could not be more ideal, very close to Lombard Street, parks, and many of the most beautiful houses in the city in terms of classical architecture. Open Homes Photography Open Homes Photography Open Homes Photography The main floor, gives rise to a large lobby with classic-style stairs, formal lounges and dining rooms, library, dressing table, and a kitchen with access to the garage for two seats. Open Homes Photography Open Homes Photography Architectural details include much of the original carpentry, lead glass and stained glass, and wood burning fireplaces in the living room and in the library. Open Homes Photography Open Homes Photography Open Homes Photography Open Homes Photography Open Homes Photography Open Homes Photography The formal dining room perfectly represents the Tudor style. Open Homes Photography At the end of the spacious kitchen, there is a flirtatious office that looks directly at the sea. Open Homes Photography Open Homes Photography Open Homes Photography On the second floor there are two bedrooms with private bathrooms, a large suite with two dressing rooms and a bathroom, a closet for bedding, and a bar decorated with mirrors. The third floor has two more bedrooms with private bathrooms and vaulted ceilings. And finally, the basement includes a living room for the whole family, a gym, a cellar, a sixth bedroom and a bathroom. Open Homes Photography Open Homes Photography
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