"Die Hard" star Bruce Willis hopes to make a killing in the property market with his new move. He's put his Beverly Hills mansion up for sale, and is asking for $22 million for it.
According to media reports, the swanky, 10,379 square-foot Spanish-style home was picked up by Willis in 2004 for $9 million. It is said to have 11 bedrooms and bathrooms, a tennis court, a swimming pool, a cabana, a garage, and many other features that make the pictures look like the home of, well, a very rich person or movie star.
Willis has also attempted to sell his lake-front ranch in Idaho in the past, but it is unclear whether any sale has come through yet.
Willis is said to have a soft spot for New York, evidenced by a "Spring Street" sign in the kitchen of his up-for-sale Beverly Hills property. Around Valentine's Day this year, he bought a three-bedroom, four-bathroom apartment in The Eldorado building in New York for around $8 million. The previous owner was U2 bassist Adam Clayton.
Willis isn't the only Hollywood star playing around in the real estate arena this month. Huffington Post listed some other A-List celebrities who made some changes to their property portfolio. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi presumably shelled out a bomb for a Tuscan-style property that was listed at $26.5 million. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch also added to his investments with the purchase of a 16-acre vineyard in Bel-Air, listed at $29.5 million.
In a listing that could be even higher than that of Willis' Beverly Hills house, Cher reportedly is privately shopping for buyers for her $45 million Malibu mansion. She nixed rumors of selling it to Beyonce and Jay-Z. The singer seems to be in the process of selling her homes in the US, with the grapevine murmuring of her plan to move to London.
It could be likely that the actual sales of Willis' and Cher's homes will make news again, with buyers usually being fellow rich and famous celebrities.