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Inside The Sprawling Multi-million Mansion That Mel Gibson Is Struggling To Sell

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/artic...gling-sell.html

If you ever fancied snapping up a luxury property worthy of a movie star, now might be a good time.

Mel Gibson has reportedly dropped the asking price of his Tudor-style mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut, by just under $10million over two years as the credit crunch bites.

The soon-to-be-divorced star first put the home on the market in the summer of 2007 for $39.5million.

He slashed the price to $35million last September, and it is now on the market for $29.75million.

Old Mill Farm was designed by architect Charles Lewis Bowman and built in 1926 for his horse lover client, G.L. Ohrstrom.

The property, which covers almost 16,000 sq ft, boasts 15 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms, a tennis court, a private pond, a landscaped circular driveway and a soaring cathedral ceiling.

The grounds, which were created by landscape designer James Doyle, include formal gardens and a maze. There is also a terrace pool, greenhouse, stable, staff houses and log cabin on the property.

Hopefully the greenshoots of recovery will help Mel sell.

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Guest DissipatedYouthIsValuable

I'm impressed that any man has the prowess to be a horse lover.

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A house with that many bedrooms is not practical. It is bought to display ones's wealth.

Maybe it would sell better if there was a mural of a malnourished child on an external wall to emphasise the owner's success.

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The interior designer was obviously having a laugh at poor old Mel's expense. Or is that supposed to be "seventies chic"? Some of the fittings look like they were stolen from the set of Hilda Ogden's house circa 1974.

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