The pandemic has changed our lives quite a bit. Not only have a lot of people lost a friend or family member and the economy has taken a hit but it’s also urged us to take a good look at our lives. Are we really happy with how we are living the short time we have on Earth? Are we really prioritizing the right things? Shouldn’t we be travelling and enjoying ourselves instead of working day in, day out?
As you’re not the only one asking yourself those questions, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that things are changing. A lot. Instead of hiding away in tiny little city apartments, more and more people are choosing a life away from the crowds, surrounded by nature instead of grey bricks. And if it’s not possible for them to move away from the city for good, they’re investing in a place which at least holds a garden or they’re looking at a second property to spend their weekends. If you’re one of those (very lucky) few who actually have the chance to buy a holiday home and if you’ve got a huge amount of cash to spend, you might want to try Telluride, Colorado.
1. (Almost) Oprah’s neighbor
What’s so special about Telluride, you ask? Well, apart from the stunning nature surrounding the place, it’s also home to Tom Cruise’s (former) ranch. True fans of the movie star might already be familiar with the estate, as it’s where he spent a lot of time with his kids and ex-wife Katie Holmes. It was also the setting for one of his famous interviews with the famous Oprah Winfrey and the reason why the latter bought a property close by as she was stunned by the region.
2. The mansion
But enough about the Oprahs and Tom Cruises of this world, let’s talk specifics. The first thing you might want to know is that Tom actually helped to design the home himself – so if you’re a fan since the day you saw ‘Top Gun’, this is your chance to finally buy something which was owned and designed by Tom Cruise. Secondly, the main home consists of 930 square meters and the guest house counts for 130 square meters. In total, you’ll have seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. As if that weren’t enough, there’s also a library, a gym and a ‘recreation room’. Outside, you’ll be able to throw a ball on the sports court and ride your dirt bike on your estate spanning over 130 hectares. Oh, and you’ll have a private entrance into the Uncompahgre National Forest.
Of course, such a property comes with a hefty price tag. If you want to be the lucky one to reside in Tom Cruise’s ranch, you’ll have to come up with 39.5 million dollars. If you’ve got the money and want to get in touch, have a look at Sotheby’s website.