Tricia Johnson
July 16, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

For sale: Want to know why that Cagge bird sings? Then you must see this 5 BR, 6 BTH, gated Renaissance-style estate in the Hollywood Hills!
Price: $2.2 million

Oscar winner Nicolas Cage is shedding his Gothic-inspired home. He bought the 5,300-square-foot property in 1990 but is selling because he and wife Patricia Arquette moved to tony Bel Air last year (they purchased singer Tom Jones’ old pad). Built in 1928, the castlelike house comes complete with all the requisite creepy touches, including stone gargoyles in the entry, a staircase with a carved snake for a banister, and a master bedroom with resin-embedded insects in the bedposts. There’s even a giant aquarium that houses a shark — which is not included. Thankfully, Hollywood has plenty of replacement sharks.

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