Former Mel Gibson Mansion For Sale – ‘Old Mill Farm’ An Elizabethan Tudor Mansion In Greenwich – See 35 Images
May 17, 2018 by Billionaire Addresses
If you read our blog regularly, I am sure you probably know by now that we enjoy showing you, and looking at, big old houses. One of our favorite areas to look for these homes is the northeast corner of the USA because many of the older homes there have been around since the Gilded Age, or at least have copied the architecture of those days gone by.
So no matter how you look at it, and we want to point out being built in 1927 this home was not part of the gilded age, it just reminds us of that time and the type of homes that were popular in England then, when country houses were still being used as single family homes.
The English Manor-style home in Greenwich, Connecticut we are featuring today belonged to actor Mel Gibson for 15 years and has just reemerged on the market with an asking price of $22.5 million. (Heck, that would be only $92,427 a month for your mortgage!)
The official listing stats,
Built in 1927 by investment banker Charles L. Ohrstrom and architect Charles Lewis Bowman, “Old Mill Farm” is an impressive, 15,800 +/- SF eight bedroom Elizabethan Tudor featuring amazing 16th and 17th Century English oak linen-fold panel walls, great hall/living room with 40’ vaulted ceiling, museum quality stained-glass windows, quarter-sawn oak floors and a stone Rathskeller. (Though we will say the theater is a little out of place, design wise, in the home.)
The previous owner, Mel Gibson, renamed it Wayne Manor and made it his Connecticut home for 15 years.
Modernized by current owner with a sumptuous master suite with two updated Calcutta Gold marble bathrooms, luxurious family bathrooms, hi-end movie theater, double chef kitchens and a state of art sound system. Outbuildings include a Cotswold-Style stone cottage with two, 4-bedroom apartments. The stable combines stalls and living quarters with a horse paddock. Log Cabin with original fireplace and a professional greenhouse. Considered the finest and largest landholding in Greenwich, it features 75+ landscaped acres of broad lawns, flower gardens, orchards, a boxwood maze, miles of trails and a spring-fed lake with a dock. Expansive flagstone terraces lead to an outdoor chess set, a 60’ pool, a lighted tennis court with stone pavilion, a putting green all showcased in an extraordinary English Park setting.
The point noted as the end of the Gilded Age also varies. It is generally given as the beginning of the Progressive Era in the 1890s (sometimes the United States presidential election of 1896) but also falls in a range that includes the Spanish–American War in 1898, Theodore Roosevelt’s accession to the presidency in 1901, and even the U.S. entry into World War I (1917).
We hope you have enjoyed this little look at one of the many homes of the wealthy in the Greenwich area. We will have more to come in the near future, so stay tuned. Thank you for following us, we truly appreciate it. If you haven’t done so yet, please click on follow us above, to see more of these types of homes. Thank you.