Is Tom Cruise moving into this Florida penthouse owned by Scientology? Luxury apartment comes with an entire room dedicated to a flight simulator and is yards from organization's 'spiritual headquarters'
- The deluxe double-level penthouse fills the top two floors at a 10-story condominium dubbed The SkyView
- It is just across the street from the organization's 'worldwide spiritual headquarters' in Clearwater
- Church official reportedly admitted the penthouse was for Cruise after development plans were submitted
- Suite also includes a private entrance, car elevator, and personal garage that can fit up to nine vehicles
- Cruise recently made rare public defense of his faith, saying he was 'incredibly proud' to be a Scientologist
Tom Cruise is reportedly moving into a double-level luxurious penthouse owned by the Church of Scientology at the organization's 'spiritual headquarters' in Florida.
The penthouse fills the top two floors of a 10-story condominium, dubbed The SkyView, and features an entire room dedicated to a flight simulator.
A church official admitted the penthouse was for Cruise after development plans were submitted by millionaire Scientologist Moises Agami, according to The Underground Bunker.
Tom Cruise will reportedly move into this double-level luxurious penthouse (pictured here in a mockup) owned by the Church of Scientology at the organization's 'spiritual headquarters' in Clearwater, Florida
The penthouse fills the top two floors of a 10-story condominium dubbed The SkyView, whose amenities will include this luxurious community pool
The plans also show the luxurious pad in Clearwater will feature a private entrance with a car elevator as well as a personal garage that can fit up to nine vehicles.
Amenities for residents of the building itself will include the Sky Lounge community pool, a playroom for children and a lounge dubbed 'The Vault'.
Agami, whose family has donated $10million to the church in recent years, originally set aside the building's top two floors for five separate units.
The tenth floor was also set to include a pool deck and bar, according to plans from 2012.
Cruise's reported penthouse (pictured in this mockup) will feature stunning views of the Intercoastal Waterway
It will also have a private entrance, an entire room dedicated to a flight simulator, and a nine-car private garage
Agami reportedly wanted to offer the condo units for between $300,000 to $350,000 for 1,300 sq ft units with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
But in 2015 Agami's plans underwent drastic changes as the 52 planned units suddenly whittled down to 40 to make way for the deluxe penthouse and private garage.
Around the same time, Cruise listed or sold six of his own properties in the span of two years - including his primary home in Beverly Hills.
In 2013 the Top Gun star put his two New York homes, a $3million apartment and $28million townhouse, on the market.
And in 2015 he listed his Hollywood Hills home, Telluride, Colorado estate, Beverly Hills mansion and home in Southern England.
The penthouse will be just across the street from the organization's 'worldwide spiritual headquarters'
Cruise has not commented on the potential future move, but recently made a rare public defense of his faith at the London premiere of his latest film Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back on Friday (pictured)
Cruise has not commented on the potential future move, but recently made a rare public defense of his faith.
The 54-year-old, who is the most high profile member of the church, said he was 'incredibly proud' to be part of the controversial organization founded by L. Ron Hubbard.
Speaking to ITV News in London at the UK premiere of his latest film Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back on Friday, the movie star talked about the impact Scientology has had on his life.
Cruise was asked about his thoughts on the upcoming Louis Theroux's documentary My Scientology Movie, which does not paint the church in the most positive light.
The actor, who first encountered Scientology in 1986, responded by talking about his personal experience with the organization.
'It's something that has helped me incredibly in my life,' he began. 'I've been a Scientologist for over 30 years.'
'It's something, you know, without it, I wouldn't be where I am,' he continued. 'So it's a beautiful religion. I'm incredibly proud.'
Cruise has previously credited the methods developed by Hubbard, who before founding Scientology was a prolific science fiction writer, with helping him overcome his dyslexia.
Mimi Rogers, who was married to Cruise from 1987 to 1990, introduced the Top Gun star to The Church Of Scientology when he was a budding actor in 1986.
The 54-year-old (pictured at the premiere), who is the most high profile member of the church, said he was 'incredibly proud' to be part of the controversial organization founded by L. Ron Hubbard
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