February 28, 2021
The Islesboro house of John Travolta is on the market. Listed for $5 million by Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty, the 10,830-square-foot home has 20 bedrooms.
Located on 48 acres off the coast of Maine, this property was constructed in 1903. Travolta and his late wife, Kelly Preston, bought the house in 1991 when they were newlyweds.
According to Architectural Digest, a famed decorator, Christopher Boshears, was hired by Travolta and Preston in 1999 to spruce up the property and add finishing touches.
Interior decorator Boshears told the Architectural Digest in 1999 that Travolta and Preston enjoy Maine because it is a place where they get to relax. It had to be comfortable but elegant.
Preston said that after buying the property in 1999, she and Travolta redid everything in cream and eggshell. When Boshears came into the picture, he finished things off.
Travolta and Preston couldn't quite put their finger on what they wanted, Boshears said, but when he presented them with a cool palette, the couple jumped for joy.
Preston and Travolta explored their imaginations to the fullest. For example, they created a children's fantasy-land in the attic that was complete with a stage, schoolroom, and playroom.
Recently, the actor had his Brentwood mansion sold for $18 million to Scooter Braun.
A hotel-sized furnace was installed along with hand-picked furnishings. They also renovated the kitchen, restored antique English furniture, and established an English antique.
Aside from the $3 million Clearwater, Florida property, Travolta also owns a home near the Jumbolair private airport in Ocala, Florida, and a $2.7 million Calabasas, California mansion.
Recently, the actor had his Brentwood mansion sold for $18 million to Scooter Braun. Meanwhile, Travolta and Preston kept Preston's story of her struggle with cancer under wraps until after she died.
With Preston's unique style throughout the house, it's not hard to see why the acclaimed actor would sell the house after his beloved wife of almost thirty years passed away.
During the 1970s, Travolta became well known for starring in the hit drama "Welcome Back, Kotter." In 1975, he made his movie debut in the horror film "The Devil's Rain."
The international success of Travolta started in 1977 with "Saturday Night Fever." He went on to appear in the blockbuster film "Grease" as Danny Zuko. Since then, he has become a Hollywood mainstay.