Buyers found for Richard Gere’s $28 million Westchester estate

Richard Gere and 81 Lyndel Road in Pound Ridge (Getty Images, Ginnel Real Estate)

“It must be hard to let go of something so beautiful.”

The memorable line from the 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman could also apply to the frontman’s sale of his 49-acre estate in Pound Ridge.

Richard Gere recently signed a deal with a buyer for the massive Westchester County estate, Mansion Global reported. The buyer and sale price weren’t disclosed, but Gere was looking for a pretty penny when he listed it for $28 million last October.

The actor was reportedly ready to leave the property after more than three decades to move to another town in Westchester, North Salem, with his wife Alejandra Silva and their two young children. The New York Post previously reported that they paid $9.8 million for a seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home.

Gere paid $1.5 million for 81 Lyndel Road in Pound Ridge in 1986. The property includes a three-story, 11,000-square-foot colonial building with eight bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, and nine fireplaces. The property includes two large second homes, a shed, a barn with six stables and a swimming pool.

The property is surrounded by 4,300 hectares of protected land. There are horse trails, a private lake with a sandy beach, and a separate island accessible by rowboat. Other features include views of rolling hills, mature trees and a hidden soccer field.

Ginnel Real Estate’s Muffin Dowdle had the listing.

The sale of Gere’s property is likely to shatter local housing records. According to Zillow, the highest-priced sale in the city’s history was a 30-acre estate that included a 9,800-square-foot historic home. That property sold for $9.8 million last month, about a third of what Gere asked for.

Gere hasn’t appeared in a film since 2017 but starred in the BBC Two series MotherFatherSon in 2019, the first major television role of his career.

[MG] — Holden Walter-Warner

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