The traditional English Manor-style home in Greenwich, where Mel Gibson lived for 15 years, has reduced its asking price to $19.95 million. The estate was previously listed at $22.5 million by its current owner, Stamford executive Richard Lichter, who purchased the property eight years ago for $24 million. Lichter has attempted to sell the property numerous times
, and with this recent price cut it may seem like there aren’t many takers.The massive 15,862-square-foot house is reminiscent of the Elizabethan era, with oak linen-fold panel walls, stained glass windows and a stone Rathskeller basement. An astounding 8 bedrooms, 14 full baths and 7 half baths are among various rooms in the residence that also includes the great hall with its dazzling 40-foot vaulted ceilings. Many of the original details are preserved from when the structure was built in 1927, but updates were made to keep certain elements up to snuff in the 21st century.The expansive 75.7-acre lot holds a Tudor-style stone cottage, stables, a horse paddock, orchards, flower gardens, a boxwood maze and small lake. If entertaining is key, the property boasts an over-sized chess set, 60-foot pool, tennis court and putting green. Leslie McElwreath of Sotheby’s International Realty
has the dazzling listing.