A waterfront home in Clearwater, FL, with apparent ties to John Travolta has floated onto the market. The thoroughly modern property is available for $4.65 million.
The gated estate last changed hands in 2017 for $3 million. The transaction was made through the Hawker Investment Trust—a trust with Travolta’s sister Ellen Bannon as the lead trustee.
That same trust was used to purchase another of his Florida properties, his fly-in estate located in Ocala, FL, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
This harborside home now on the market is about a mile from Scientology headquarters in downtown Clearwater. More clues: The home is next door to two homes owned by Travolta’s friend and fellow Scientologist, Kirstie Alley, the Tampa Bay Times notes.
It’s not clear if the silver-screen icon spent any time at this modern oasis, or simply bought it as a real estate investment. Whatever his reasons, he’s now looking to cash in.
Behind the gates, a surprisingly contemporary abode painted in bright shades of red and orange features 4,346 square feet of living space, along with five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.
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The “impeccably streamlined” space sits on over an acre on the western shores of Clearwater’s Harbor, and features views of the coast and skyline.
The floor plan features French oak flooring, a fireplace, walls of glass, and water views. The seamlessly integrated two-story space includes a family room, dining room, kitchen, and breakfast area.
The five bedroom suites include quartz-encased baths and Swedish slat flooring. A deck overlooks the backyard, and some of the other bedrooms open directly outside.
Outdoors, a covered area for dining and lounging looks out to the infinity-edge pool and spa. A separate one-room cabana or studio with bath offers more flexibility, for an office, gym, or guest room.
Other details include a bonus room currently used as a media room, a wet bar, carport, a dock, and direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Travolta has made a purchase based on his friend’s property portfolio. The star of “Look Who’s Talking” snapped up a hotel-sized mansion in Maine, after apparently hearing about the area from Alley, who also had a vacation getaway in the far north.
After the death of his wife, Kelly Preston, last year, he placed the family’s long-time vacation home in Maine on the market in February, for $5 million. He also reportedly owns homes in Hawaii and Los Angeles.
Along with his flying skills and an eye for real estate, Travolta is known for his iconic roles in “Grease” and “Saturday Night Fever,” as well as “Look Who’s Talking,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Get Shorty.”
Rafal Wazio with Coldwell Banker Realty-Clearwater Beach holds the listing.