Mel Gibson’s Malibu mansion hits the market for $14.5M
Academy Award winner Mel Gibson has listed his 6,578-sq.-ft. Malibu mansion on the market for US$14.5 million.
One of the most beautiful estates in central Malibu, Gibson’s home is accessed through a long-gated drive ending at a large motor court. The house is entered via the two-story foyer that opens into an expansive Great Room with high vaulted-beamed ceilings, stone-arched doorways, large chandeliers, dark-wood floors, walls of French doors exposing canyon and ocean views, and a grand stone Inglenook-style fireplace.
With five bedrooms and five baths, there is a large French Country kitchen with bespoke cabinetry, marble countertops, island for workspace and casual dining, a den, gym and family room. Outside, terraces overlook ocean views, one with a romantic, vine-covered pergola for alfresco dining, and a three-car garage with a two-bedroom guest house above.
Preferring a lush landscape, Gibson added additional plant materials native to Southern California. There are two swimming pools and the 5.5-acre property includes membership in the La Costa Beach Club.
The property is one of many of Gibson’s real estate holdings, which include homes in Australia, Costa Rica, the U.S. and Mago Island, Fiji. He has made philanthropic donations in the countries where he invests and intends to keep the Fijian island in its natural, undeveloped state. Gibson’s real estate choices reflect his penchant for the earthy and rustic, with a strong romantic vibe cushioned among lush plantings.