John Travolta selling island mansion he shared with late wife Kelly Preston

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Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the
Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the "Gotti" New York premiere at SVA Theater on June 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

John Travolta has put the Maine mansion he shared with his late wife Kelly Preston up for sale. 

The 67-year-old recently listed the home on Islesboro, an island off the coast of Maine, for 5 million dollars (£3.6 million), according to the Portland Press Herald.

The couple bought the home shortly after their 1991 wedding and turned it from a “very dark and sombre” house into a bright family home for their soon-to-be-born son, Jett, according to a 1999 feature in Architectural Digest.

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John Travolta and Kelly Preston, daughter Ella Blue Travolta (R) and son Benjamin Travolta during the party in Honour of John Travolta's receipt of the Inaugural Variety Cinema Icon Award during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 15, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
John Travolta and Kelly Preston, daughter Ella Blue Travolta (R) and son Benjamin Travolta during the party in Honour of John Travolta's receipt of the Inaugural Variety Cinema Icon Award during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 15, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)

Built in 1903, the 10,830 sq ft home has 20 bedrooms and sits on a 48-acre estate along the ocean.

Travolta told Architectural Digest that he and Preston bought the home after visiting actor Kirstie Alley at her home on the island.

Preston died at the age of 57 last year following a two year battle with breast cancer that the family had chosen to keep private. 

Their eldest child Jett died aged 16 in 2009 after suffering a seizure at the family's vacation home in the Bahamas. 

John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the 'Hudson Hawk' Westwood Premiere on May 20, 1991 at Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the 'Hudson Hawk' Westwood Premiere on May 20, 1991 at Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

During the course of their marriage Travolta and Preston also welcomed daughter Ella, 20, and son Benjamin, 10. 

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The two-time Oscar nominee recently teamed up with his daughter for a Super Bowl advert where they paid homage to his dancing in the iconic role of Danny Zuko in 1978 classic Grease

In the ad for Scotts Miracle-Gro, Ella was seen instructing her frustrated father on how to set up his phone on a tripod before breaking out into the Born to Hand Jive dance choreography he originally did with Sandy co-star Olivia Newton John. 

With additional reporting by PA. 

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