This magnificent historic estate has an abundance of star power all its own. Not only did famed actor, director, and producer Mel Gibson call it his Connecticut home for 15 years, its more than 75 landscaped acres is deemed to be the largest and most opulent landholding in Greenwich.
From a nature perspective, the grounds are a breathtaking fusion of orchards, flower gardens, lush lawns, a boxwood maze, and miles of trails as well as a spring-fed lake and dock. The English Park setting is further enhanced by sprawling flagstone terraces leading to a sparkling 60-feet swimming pool, lighted tennis court, stone pavilion, and outdoor chess set.
In addition to the mansion, buildings on the estate range from a historic log cabin with its original fireplace and a professional greenhouse to a Cotswold-type stone cottage with two, four-bedroom apartments and the stable, which contains stalls, living quarters, and adjoining horse paddock.
Inside This Circa 1927 Mansion
Located at 124 Old Mill Road in Greenwich, this 15,862-square-foot mansion with eight bedrooms, 14 full bathrooms, and seven partial bathrooms is wall-to-wall elegance. While the centerpiece of the Elizabethan Tudor is the great hall and living room with soaring 40-feet vaulted ceilings, exquisite finishes run the gamut from 16th and 17th century English Oak-paneled walls and museum quality stained glass windows to quarter sawn oak floors and a stone Rathskeller.
Though Mel Gibson referred to the estate as Wayne Manor, the current owner renamed it Old Mill Farm and provided several new renovations. Besides upgrading the master suite with two Calcutta Gold marble bathrooms, the redo made family bathrooms more luxurious and added double chef’s kitchens as well as a state of the art movie theatre and sound system.
About Mel Gibson
From the moment Mel Gibson took Hollywood by storm, film critics compared him to the most dynamic leading men – from Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, and Cary Grant to Sean Connery, Robert Redford, and Steve McQueen.
Some of Gibson’s most notable work includes: the Mad Max series, Lethal Weapon series, Hamlet, Braveheart, Apocalypto, The Patriot, We Were Soldiers, and The Passion of the Christ. His most recent directing success is Hacksaw Ridge, a World War II drama that grossed $164 million globally and earned 2016 Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing.
This estate at 124 Old Mill Road is represented by Leslie McElwreath with Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage. The list price is $19.95 million. Click here to see more photos.