Bruce Willis, who is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films, has been selling off some of his prized properties as his health has declined.
The 67-year-old actor and musician, well known for his roles in the Die Hard series, The Sixth Sense, Pulp Fiction and the TV series Moonlighting, as well as many others, has recently been diagnosed with the degenerative brain condition aphasia, his family said.
Willis’ family shared the news on Instagram in March, writing alongside a photo of him on their Instagram feeds, “To Bruce’s amazing supporters, as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities,” adding: “As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
Willis’ acting talent has created an impressive net worth along the way, much of which he invested in real estate. One of the best properties is his former beachfront estate in the Turks and Caicos on Parrot Cay, which he sold in 2019 for $27 million. Once again for sale, it is listed at $37.5 million.
Eight acres in the COMO Parrot Cay resort, the land was purchased by Willis in 2000, and he started building his tropical paradise, which covered all the bases for multiple guests, including a children’s bunk room and playground.
Three homes were built over the next four years, spanning 35,000 square feet with 12 bedrooms and 14 baths. The six-bedroom main house underwent a complete restyling and updating in 2020. That home is mostly for entertaining, while the additional two houses, each with its own pool, are dedicated to the primary suite and the other as a guest house.
The upper level of the main house is for children, who not only have the option of playing at the pool and the beach but also in the playground that sports its own pirate ship. With four pools on the property and 1,100 feet of pristine white sand beach, the choices are many.
Planning for the future and retiring from acting, Willis and his wife, Emma Heming, a British-American model and actress, knew they wanted to settle near family in California and would have no need for so many homes scattered in and out of the country. As a result, they sold their Westchester estate in New York, his Sun Valley ski house in Idaho, a Beverly Hills hacienda-style house, as well as the Turks and Caicos beach house.
The listing agent is Nina Siegenthaler of Turks and Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty.