Mel Gibson sells Malibu compound
After two years and several price cuts, the property the actor-director shared with his now-ex-wife sells for $9.26 million to reality TV producer Mike Fleiss.
The Malibu property was owned by now-divorced couple Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore Gibson since 1989. (Realtor.com)
The buyer is recently divorced reality TV producer Mike Fleiss.
Described as an "old world hacienda," the main house features hand-painted details, stone and hardwood floors, several fireplaces, six bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms. The master suite has a sitting room with a fireplace and two walk-in closets. The property includes three self-contained guesthouses, a two-story entertainment pavilion with a kitchen and fireplace, a separate media room, a gym, a lighted tennis court, a swimming pool, a spa and mature pepper, oak and avocado trees.
The Gibsons, who were married in 1980, bought the property from singer-songwriter Rick Springfield and his wife, Barbara, in 1989 for close to its listing price of $3 million, according to L.A. Times archives. Springfield, 63, won a Grammy in 1981 for his hit "Jessie's Girl."
Actor-director Mel Gibson, 56, won two Oscars (best director and best picture) in 1996 for "Braveheart." Among his films are "Edge of Darkness" (2010), "Signs" (2002) and "The Patriot" (2000). The Gibsons were divorced last year.
Fleiss, 48, created "The Bachelor" and "The Bachlorette." He sold another Malibu house for $6 million shortly before closing on the Gibson compound.
Ellen Francisco of Coldwell Banker's Malibu West office was the Gibsons' listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Christopher Cortazzo of the same office represented Fleiss.
'Real Housewives' plot twist
Reality TV's Adrienne Maloof, of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," and her estranged husband, plastic surgeon Paul Nassif, have listed their home in gated Beverly Park at $26 million.
Built in 2000 and designed by Richard Landry, the two-story French chateau sits behind gates on 2 acres containing a guesthouse, swimming pool, pool house and tennis court. Features include a two-story entry with a sweeping staircase, a formal dining room that can seat 14, a paneled library, a home theater, a wine cellar, a gym, eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms in nearly 20,000 square feet of living space.
Maloof, 51, has been on the reality series since 2010. Nassif, who also has appeared on the show, filed for a divorce in August.
Mauricio Umansky of the Agency in Beverly Hills is the listing agent.
Family outgrew the place
Actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have flown the coop in Malibu, selling their 1.73-acre fowl-friendly property for $2.3 million.
The 2,300-square-foot renovated house features century-old oak floors, three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Custom-built sliding doors lead to multiple decks, an outdoor fireplace and sitting areas. There is a chicken coop, a horse corral, an organic garden and fruit trees on the gated lot.
Spelling, 39, played Donna Martin in "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990-2000) and reprised the role in "90210" (2009).
McDermott, 45, played Constable Turnbull on "Due South" (1997-99) and appeared on the crime drama "1-800-Missing" (2003-04).
The couple, who have starred together on several of their own reality shows, had their fourth baby in August. They sold because they wanted more room for their family.
Public records show the couple bought the property last year for $2.4 million. They listed it in April at $2.675 million.