Actor Mel Gibson reportedly is asking $39.5 million for his 28-room, Tudor-style mansion in Greenwich, Conn.
The New York Post’s fine celebrity real estate writer Braden Keil today reported that Gibson is asking that princely sum for his estate at 124 Old Mill Road in Greenwich, which records show he purchased in July 1994 through his trustees Bruce Davey and Thomas Hansen for $9,250,000.
While Keil reported that Sotheby’s has the listing, we were as yet unable to find it online. As such, we don’t yet have any photos to share with you.
Built in 1926, Gibson’s 15,862-square-foot mansion has 15 bedrooms and 15 baths, according to public records, along with a four-car garage. The property sits on multiple parcels. The main house is on a 28-acre parcel, while the actor separately owns a 15-acre parcel, a 17.7-acre parcel (with a 2,988-square-foot house on it), and a 15-acre parcel. Together, that adds up to 75.7 acres in total.
Keil reported that the stone and timber mansion will be identified in listing information as having 12 full baths, six half baths, a screening room, a formal dining room, a great room with a 40-foot ceiling and a massive fireplace, a gourmet kitchen, and servants’ quarters, while outside are a pool, a pond, a tennis court, two guest houses, and English gardens with a maze.
The Greenwich listing is merely the latest adjustment to Gibson’s sizable real-estate portfolio. In 2005, he was reported to have sold his 45,000-acre Beartooth Ranch in Montana to a neighbor for an undisclosed, multimillion-dollar price. That same year, the actor was reported to have been in the process of buying an island in Fiji.
As for his longtime real-estate holdings in Malibu, there may be changes afoot there as well. Recall that Gibson in 2005 paid $22,673,226 through his Millicent Trust for the 5,322-square-foot oceanfront house at 31430 Broad Beach Road. Just last month, Gibson transferred the ownership of that property, which he had bought from former Amgen Chief Executive Officer Gordon Binder, to an entity called 2XMD Partners, LLC. It’s unclear, however, whether Gibson is connected to 2XMD Partners LLC or not; our review of state incorporation records does not show any information on 2XMD Partners, LLC. That begs the question—does Mel still own that property?
Gibson also has other properties in Malibu, including a 2,340-square-foot oceanfront house at 31310 Broad Beach Road, and the 2,610-square-foot house next door at 31302 Broad Beach Road, which he purchased in 2004 for $7.8 million, according to public records. In January, he transferred those properties to an entity called the BB309 Trust. It’s also unclear if that’s something that is still affiliated with Gibson. Could he have liquidated all of his holdings in Malibu, or is he merely rearranging the legal status of them? We’re open to our readers’ thoughts.