Tom Cruise Snoratorium Found at Lennar Homes in Mission Viejo, CA

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) BRE: 01005471


It’s rumored that Tom Cruise has a snoratorium, a comfy self-contained room toBrian at Next Generation Lennar Homes, Mission Viejo, CA shield Katie from his insufferable snoring—as if some are more sufferable than others.  Or maybe a correlation exists between schnozzola and snoring.  Ouch!

But somehow, I doubt that premiere home builder Lennar had Cruise and Holmes in mind when they fashioned their Next Gen Homes in Mission Viejo.   

On a recent visit with a client, we exercised restraint and kept a lid on celebrity gossip. It wasn't difficult since the new floor plans are themselves conversation pieces. 

Lennar has two bold—very bold— floor plans. 


This novel concept is every bit as interesting as it sounds.   Next Gen is sensitive to buyers who need to space for other family members:  Parent, adult child, extended family...or the resident snorer!   Or rent the "inside" home for income to offset your mortgage!

The snoratorium, um, living space is on the ground floor, has a separate entrance, and enjoys total privacy It boasts a bedroom sizeable enough for a double or queen bed, a kitchen with appliances to concoct a grand meal, and a full bath, complete with stacked washer/dryer.

The second floor is the main house.  It’s spacious and hip.  Take a peek!

Lennar’s Next Gen Homes at the Ridge at Mission Viejo)


Next on the promethean builder’s agenda is the elevator plan. That’s right, an elevator.  They're calling it the Penthouse plan, despite it being only a second floor. With an elevator, you get to call it a penthouse.  It's the rule.


Just what you might expect.Lennar’s “Elevator Plan” at the Ridge in Mission Viejo


Hardly a snoratorium.   More suitable for the likes of Betty White, I’d say.


By Brian L. Sirota, Esq.



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Comments (19)

Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

Very interesting.  New trend I guess.  Make come in handy for some couples.

Jun 11, 2012 04:21 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
@TheBlessedRealtor - ABR, CRS

Well... look at you!  Yes indeed... look at you!  Still... looking at you!

Jun 11, 2012 04:32 AM
Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

Sounds like something that should have been around sooner! Haha, but the plans seem very interesting and I bet they will be talked about for some time.

Jun 11, 2012 04:47 AM
Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Hi Ed and Celia, not sure if it's a trend, but it's sure interesting.

Well Mel,... look at me blush!  Yes indeed... look at me blush!  Still... blushing!

Hi Bud & Beth, there is indeed quite a buzz about these creative floor plans.  Yep.

Jun 11, 2012 05:15 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Brian - it's good to see you!  It's been awhile. Glad your back in Tude!  And this new development sounds interesting.....especially the penthouse rule with the elevator.

Jun 11, 2012 06:36 AM
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Brian, pretty entertaining, my husbands a builder perhaps he can build a room where I don't have to hear how LOUD he keeps the TV especially when he's watching Formula One!

Jun 11, 2012 07:15 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I certainly appreciate the creative tie in to Tom Cruise and his snoring issues. ;) I shall check out the links as soon as I'm done commenting - and it's great to see you back in the Rain. See how much you're missed?

The three amiga's all appreciate you very much - your brains and creativity are admirable.

Jun 11, 2012 08:13 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love the Tom Cruise story...very Hollywood of you..We have noticed many elevator plans.  One of our clients is selling a magnificent estate in Florida, and the house has an elevator that you can take, if you are just not "together" enough to sashay up the grand staircase...Good to see you in the rain again...A

Jun 11, 2012 08:36 AM
Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Hi Anna, it's good to be seen.

Ellen, now there's an idea I hadn't thought of.....privacy for loud TV watchers. 

Debb, that's so sweet of you to say!  Muchas gracias three amigas!

Alexandra, of anyone in the rain, I expect home elevators would be standard fare for you and Ron.  What a luxury! 

Jun 11, 2012 12:43 PM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Brian - I've been MIA from the Rain the last few weeks and stopped by as soon as I saw you posted. You always give me a good laugh and I have to say you look pretty darn handsome! I love the idea of a home within a home - is there any parent with children over 16 who woudn't?! Don't even get me started on Mother-in-laws, lol! BTW - #2 is a hot dish - just sayin'!

Jun 12, 2012 08:31 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Who cares about Tom Cruise--look at YOU!  A Full it!  The Mystery Man has another side to him. Okay, well, anyway, love the smile, the pecs,  the arms... the the oh, yeah, the home, too....


Jun 12, 2012 01:42 PM
Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Kristine, it's already great to see you!   You'd really dig the staging of the Lennar models. 

Gayle, funny how an out of focus camera can make one look ok. 

Jun 13, 2012 01:09 AM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Brian:  I am guessing that most buyers would "turn up their nose" at a home with a snoratorium... but for just the right buyer, this could seal the deal... so to speak.

I have sold many Lennar homes in the Fort Worth market... and have found them to be very "buyer friendly."  One additional thing about them is that when it is time to do the final walk-through... Lennar calls it the "introduction"... the homes are always totally finished.  Their construction managers have a great eye for detail.

I also think the two-story with the elevator is a great idea for folks who have an older parent living with them.

By the way... thank you for subscribing to my blog.  I have just subscribed to yours, as well.

Aug 26, 2012 02:05 PM
Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Thank you for subscribing Karen Anne and for sharing your personal experience with Lennar.  So you know, it was a recent comment you made on Jason Sardi's blog that compelled me to subscribe.   Very articulate and level-headed.

Aug 27, 2012 02:19 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Ah, Brian, I would like to be a house guest in one of those snoratorium. You know I would come out just loving it!

Oct 03, 2012 08:37 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I had so hoped to see a new post here today. Oh well, hope that business is booming and that life is grand.

Oct 10, 2012 07:07 AM
CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

Hey Brian! I am so close and haven't had any inquiries to view, but I should check them out as well.... Just because it's Lennar. One of my fave builders in the area... ;) (hey- nice rebate! wow! I thought I was generous...)

Oct 12, 2012 04:35 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


I heard someone talking about this on the radio a few days ago. All I could think of is I wonder how many men will fake snoring just to get out of their shared bed to sneak out at night without being caught.

Seriously, snoring is an age old problem. It's kind of nice to know they are finally doing research on snoring and recognizing that it is a problem for some. But if the snoring is cured, what's next?


Nov 19, 2012 06:11 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Brian, I came over from Mel Peterson's endorsement of you. I just had to learn more about this wonderful person she described.

Jan 29, 2013 05:04 AM