A Home With a Hollywood Pedigree
Mel Gibson, Australian actor, director, and winner of several Oscars, has slowly been stepping back into public view over the last decade since very unflattering recordings of him were made public. Now, he’s just listed his storied Malibu estate for $14.5 million. The home, previously owned by David Duchovny and Tea Leoni, sits on more than five acres in its own private little canyon, secluded and far away from prying eyes.
Gibson, long-struggling to break back into the movie business, has been in the press lately for his starring role in the forthcoming noir film Dragged Across Concrete alongside Vince Vaughn. The film has made headlines for the director’s choice to use Gibson in a starring role despite the actor’s baggage, and for its gritty depiction of the working life of inner city police detectives. But regardless of where Gibson’s movie career takes him, this home is as cinematic as they come and it’s ready for a new owner.
The Home as a Work of Art
The main home is a five-bedroom, five-bath, stone-clad masterpiece of more than 6,500 square feet. The structure sits off a motor court at the end of a quarter-mile long private driveway at the center of the five-acre property. The property features soaring ceilings with exposed beams, a stunning chef’s kitchen, a massive family room with ocean views, and a plethora of French doors that open onto multiple outdoor living and entertaining spaces, including an outdoor fireplace and kitchen area.
The five acres of park-like landscaped grounds are riddled with walking paths and include the aforementioned motor court, two pools (including a regulation lap pool), a detached guesthouse with a three-car garage, an attached gym, and a pool house.
The home also comes with La Costa Beach Club and Tennis rights, and is just minutes away from shopping and dining in central Malibu. It is truly a wondrous estate that has to be seen in order to be believed.
The House That Mad Max Built… or Bought, at Least
Mel Gibson was loved by the movie-going public for his quasi-historical films Braveheart and The Patriot, as well as his turn in the 80s buddy-cop series Lethal Weapon, but he got his start when he showed up on set of the first Mad Max film in the desert of Australia while dropping off a friend for work.
His rugged demeanor and good looks got him cast as the film’s lead, despite his lack of prior acting experience, and the rest was history. He’s vying for a comeback these days, and selling his Malibu estate may be just the start of his next bid on celebrity stardom. Are you prepared to take advantage of this amazing real estate deal?