Richard Gere sells Hamptons mansion for close to $36M

Richard Gere
Richard Gere and his Hamptons estate (photo credit: spaceodissey via Wikipedia)

Actor turned Buddhist activist, Richard Gere, has finally found a buyer for his sprawling waterfront estate in the Hamptons. The sale comes in the midst a battle over his $250 million estate with his estranged wife Carey Lowell.

Known as Strongheart Manor, the 6.2-acre North Haven compound hit the market in 2013 asking $65 million. It struggled to find a buyer and underwent several price chops and broker swaps. Its most recent asking price was $36.5 million.

Richard Gere presented with a Khata by the 14th Dalai Lama (photo credit: Sneakerdog via Wikipedia)
Richard Gere presented with a Khata by the 14th Dalai Lama (photo credit: Sneakerdog via Wikipedia)

But it is now in contract to “a high-profile profile mystery buyer” for close to the $36.5 asking price, according to the New York Post.

The property is composed of a 12-bedroom 12-bathroom main house originally built in 1902. However, the “Pretty Woman” star converted the mansion into green, energy-efficient, “eco-chic” paradise.

The estate’s pool faces the Peconic Bay, and the grounds also include a basketball court, lush landscaping, a deep-water dock, beach and a pair of guest houses. Oh and there is waterfront pond with a bridge and an “island inspired tea house” for your super spiritual tea ceremonies.

Corcoran’s Susan Breitenbach had the listing.

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  • ralphpetrillo

    Congratulations Richard. Don’t worry about the price, we are only here temporarily!