This place sounds bonkers!
When you’re an A-list celebrity, no expense is spared when it comes to building your dream home. Just ask Tom Cruise.
The 55-year-old actor is rumored to be moving into a multi-million dollar penthouse located in a building owned by the Church of Scientology at its home base in Clearwater, Florida.
Though the building itself is still under construction, an insider with knowledge of its top secret plans says the Mission: Impossible star’s new not-so-humble abode will be fully decked out as his new personal playground when it’s finished. What’s more, the contractor claims the Church of Scientology is supporting all of the Hollywood star’s crazy demands for his private lair — including a $500,000 pool with very specific requirements that even he finds odd. The contractor bluntly describes the star’s new digs as having “a creepy, cultish vibe.”
It looks like money is no object for Tom Cruise in building his dream home.
While the building itself is still under construction, new details concerning its top secret plans have been released. According to a contractor who worked on the luxury estate, no expense is being spared when it comes to building the massive property. In fact, he claims even the Church of Scientology fully supports the Mission: Impossible star’s crazy and expensive demands for the not-so-humble abode.
Andrew Loguercio, who worked on the modern pad for more than a year, told Radar Online Tom’s rooftop pool costs $500,000 alone. Though he described it as “really not that cool,” the Aquatic Arts LLC owner said the reason the outdoor pool was so expensive to build was because the actor had a very specific set of requirements for the it.
“They call it a swim spa and the only other real feature is that it has an infinity edge,” the contractor said,
Sitting 13 ft. wide by 40 ft. long, the pool is decked out with over-the-top filtration set specifically for Tom — including a saltwater system, ultraviolet light, an ozone system, and devices for automatic chlorine injection and ultraviolet light.
“There are four different coronating systems in this pool which is usually not the case,” he explained. “A typical pool just has chlorine to sanitize the water, but in Mr. Cruise’s instance he has four different ways to do that.”
“So he might be a little bit of a germophobe! You only need one,” he added.
Haven for Scientologists
Construction for Tom’s new digs began as early as 2016 when Moises Agami, the building’s developer and a devoted member of the Church of Scientology, submitted plans to convert the sky-rise’s top two floors into one giant apartment. When asked by area developers about the project, a Church of Scientology official admitted the luxury residence is meant for the famous star as his personal playground.
Andrew claimed security has been beefed up since word got out about Tom’s private lair, saying the “staff was very tight lipped” when asked about the future tenant.
“The last time I was there it got pretty heated. Security was everywhere and contractors had to take the elevator up to the fifth floor and check in with a security guard,” he revealed, explaining workers had to leave their belongings on a separate floor before going to Tom’s penthouse. “We couldn’t take our phones, our wallets, our anything. Then we had to put on a badge. It was for the discretion of not taking photos. It was a little annoying.”