Photo Gallery: Eva Longoria Sells Hollywood Hills French-Inspired Home Formerly Owned by Tom Cruise
Young and Restless alum takes a loss on the sale of her property.
Actress Eva Longoria, who played Paul Williams’ (Doug Davidson) notorious ex-wife Isabella Braña, mother of his son Ricky Williams (Peter Porte), on Young and Restless from 2001 – 2003, and who became known for her role of Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives, recently sold her home in the Hollywood Hills for $8.25 million. Soaps.com learned that after the listing changed hands several times, the final selling price actually reflected a loss of $3.15 million. Variety reported that the compound was purchased by Longoria from Tom Cruise, who previously owned it for a decade, for $11.4 million five years ago. Initially, the actress listed the property, which encompasses 2.75 acres set on a hilltop, for the asking price of $14 million.
The estate, which lies behind large wooden gates, includes a French-inspired villa with three bedrooms, a stone cottage, two studios, and a four-bedroom guesthouse. The villa contains cathedral-style ceilings, walls of Venetian plaster, and wide-planked oak wooden floors. It has three bathrooms, a farmhouse style kitchen, and a wine-tasting room, with the master suite on the second story opening up to a terrace and fireplaces in both the villa and guesthouse.
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The picturesque property boasts stone pathways throughout the grounds, various water fountains amid the gardens, outdoor entertainment and dining areas, a swimming pool surrounded by natural stone, a spa with a charming wooden bridge featured, and lookouts to appreciate the breath-taking view of the valley.
Longoria’s most recent projects include playing Fidelia in the Quibi comedy Flipped, surrounding a couple who proclaims themselves to be home renovation experts and embarks on a television home design show, an upcoming comedy, All-Star Weekend which includes Robert Downey Jr (Avengers: Endgame), Gerard Butler (Den of Thieves), Benicio Del Toro (Traffic), and Jamie Foxx (Ray), to name a few, and 24-7, a comedy about a group of accountants tackling a fraud case, which co-stars Kerry Washington (Scandal).