Chris Tucker’s mansion is going into foreclosure in Florida. The actor purchased the home for $6 million in 2007. The bank, who is filing the action, says he is behind in payments and owes $4.4 million on the mortgage.
Tucker’s mansion is a 10,000 square foot water front home located in the Central Florida community of Bella Collina, which is in Lake Apoka. The mortgage holder is listed as SunTrust Bank.
The home has five bedrooms, three fireplaces, a personal spa in the master suite, an outdoor kitchen overlooking a pool, and an unusual basement designed like a pirate ship with a wooden deck, mast and sail.
Tucker had signed a $40 million-dollar deal with New Line Cinema to star in the last two “Rush Hour” movies with Jackie Chan. He bought the home a month after the release of the third film in 2007. According to circuit-court documents, the Internal Revenue Service imposed a $11.5 million lien on the home last year in an effort to collect federal income taxes.
The film actor bought the home just before the floor dropped out on the housing market. The Bella Collina community had been selling 1-acre lots at the time for upwards of $1 million each. Lake County records show that more than 700 real-estate transactions between 2004 and 2007 that involving Bella Collina lots occurred.
However, only about 40 of the 801 lots were ever developed into homes, according to the Lake County property appraiser’s office. Tucker’s mansion has an assessed current value of $1.6 million, according to the property appraiser’s site.