With no potential buyer stepping forward to make a reasonable offer on the totality of his Westchester retreat in the eight months it has been on the market, actor Bruce Willis has wreaked a heavy chop on the $13 million price tag, as well as on the terms of the sale: the property is now asking $7.495 million, but that’s for the main house only.
Willis assembled the estate out of multiple existing properties, paying a total of $12 million for the whole kit and kaboodle in 2014. At $13 million, the sale included 23 acres and four residences.
At $7.5 million, buyers have the opportunity to opt out of the compound, and in on the main house on just under 14.5 acres. The house dates to 2009, and features exterior architecture inspired in no uncertain terms by classic summer homes of the Hamptons: shingles, an eccentric array of angles, flourishes, and windows, and a cupola to draw the eye and give focus to the whole.
The interiors of the 9,000 square-footer come by way of modern farmhouse designs, with wide-plank oak floors finished semi-dark, and timber ceilings with exposed trusses. Built-ins, fireplaces, a step-down living room, plentiful glass, and a kitchen with custom cabinetry help compose what is an urbane, warm, and relaxed living style.
The nearly fifteen acres of grounds allow plenty of room for leisure and recreation; forest, lawns, saltwater pool and pool house, and a tennis court occupy a little of the space, the rest is given over to room to wander. For those curious about the additional space and accommodations provided by the whole kit and kaboodle, however, and additional $1.9 million buys the three homes and acreage assembled by Willis five years ago.
The Hollywood megastar recently sold a breathtaking Carribean compound for $27 million.