Actor Richard Gere and his actress wife, Carey Lowell, have listed a house they own in the Hamptons area of New York for $8,800,000.


As we continue to catch up on items that others have written about (but not us), we wanted to spend some time talking about Gere and Lowell's longtime farmhouse on 1.2 acres in Water Mill, N.Y. New York magazine broke the story earlier this month about Gere and Lowell's listing of the sprawling farmhouse, which is on Halsey Lane. The couple has owned the house since buying it in 2001 for $2,750,000, as the New York Observer remarked at the time of their purchase. Gere then made a two-story addition to the house in 2002, with a deck porch, trellis and new shed, the Observer reported the following year.

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Now, Gere and Lowell (pictured together) have the place, which is known as "Too Many Maples," on the market. Features in the approximately 5,500-square-foot house include seven bedrooms and 10.5 baths, according to listing information. Outdoor features on the property include an artist's studio and a heated pool, according to listing information.

Check out an online listing sheet for Gere and Lowell's Water Mill house -- complete with photos -- here.

The couple appear to be selling their longtime house in Water Mill because they own another house in the Hamptons (that we presume has become or will become their permanent residence): a 6,000-square-foot house at 26 Actors Colony Road in nearby North Haven, N.Y. that the couple's Tushita Trust purchased in 2005 for $6,900,000, according to public records. Since that time, the couple has expanded that property into a larger compound.

We previously have written about Gere's now-expired $17,995,000 (later $15,000,000) listing of his never-inhabited place in the Palazzo Chupi in Manhattan, and also about Gere's selling his town house in Manhattan's West Village for a record (for the Village) $12,850,000 a few years ago.