Mel Gibson Lists Malibu Home for $14.5M
The recently remodeled home, located at 23333 Palm Canyon Lane, has 6 bedrooms and 6 baths. The estate also features a tennis court, a swimming pool, three guest houses, two offices, a detached gym and a garden cabana with a game room, not to mention fruit orchards and organic gardens (it's not called Lavender Hill Farm for nothing!) You can check out the house, which is listed with Chris Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, at RealEstate.com.
Gibson, 54, bought the 5,403-square-foot home in 1993 (See our slideshow of this home at the end of the article). It's only one of several Malibu homes and other properties that the Braveheart star owns, but it is the one that he and his wife raised their family in and called home.
It is believed that estranged-wife Robyn remains at the 2.57-acre compound after filing for divorce in 2009, while Gibson moved into a new purchase with the mother of his eighth child, Russian pianist and fiancé Oksana Grigorieva, reported the New York Daily News.
The couple's new abode? The former Malibu home of David Duchovny and Téa Leoni, which he bought for $11.5 million in 2008, reported the Huffington Post. The ocean-view home, which had been listed for $12 million, is in a guard-gated neighborhood a few miles north of the Carbon Canyon. It has six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a gym, a library, an office, an elevator, a lagoon pool and a cabana. It also features a gourmet kitchen, a bar and a wine cellar.
Gibson owns another home near Agoura Hills, where a construction worker committed suicide, E-online reported. He purchased that 8.98-acre property at 2401 Sierra Creek Road in the Cornell area of Los Angeles in June 2004 for $1,750,000, according to Berg Properties.
Gibson's also been selling assets. The actor recently unloaded a 5,322-square-foot oceanfront Malibu home at 31430 Broad Beach Road in Malibu, which his Millicent Trust had purchased in 2005 for $22,673,226, according to Berg Properties. And he sold an adjacent vacant lot to the same buyer for $5 million.
His Greenwich, CT tudor, first put on the market in the summer of 2007 for $39.5 million, according to Luxist, is proving a harder sell. Gibson dropped the price on the 15,800-square-foot mansion to $35 million in September 2008, and pared it again to $29.75 million late last year. Sitting on 77 acres, the Old Mill Farm has 15 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms.
Gibson also has several overseas properties, including a cattle ranch in Costa Rica, according to news accounts.
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Sheree R. Curry is an award-winning business journalist who lives in a Minneapolis suburb.
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