Photographs Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty
An English Manor-style home in Greenwich, Connecticut that belonged to actor Mel Gibson for 15 years just reemerged on the market asking $22.5 million. The current owner, Stamford executive Richard Lichter, purchased the property from the celebrity in 2010 for $24 million and has attempted to sell it numerous times since
.The 15,862-square-foot house holds 8 bedrooms, 14 full baths, and 7 half baths. It's distinct character transports you to another time with 16th and 17th century English oak linen-fold panel walls, stained glass windows, and a stone Rathskeller basement. The great hall, which is really a grand living room, boasts 40-foot vaulted ceilings and a large fireplace while masterfully intermingling contrasting materials. Most spaces maintain the original details of the 1927-built residence, but the current owner did modernize where it matters. The master bedroom now has two Calcutta gold marble bathrooms and elsewhere in the house upgrades include a home movie theater, double chef’s kitchens, and a stellar sound system.Sitting on 75.7 acres of land, the lush estate offers orchards, flower gardens, a boxwood maze, a small lake, and sprawling terraces for entertaining. Luxury is further elevated with an over-sized outdoor chess set, 60-foot pool, tennis court, putting green, and horse stables.Leslie McElwreath of Sotheby’s International Realty
has the stunning Greenwich listing. Mansion Global first reported the story.