In the last fifteen months, action-film actor Bruce Willis has shed three getaway properties in his real estate portfolio. The autumn of 2018 saw his Idaho estate sell for $5.5 million, about a third of its initial ask; his tropical idyll in Turks and Caicos sold this summer for $27 million against a $33 million initial ask.
Most recently, Willis said sayonara to his retreat in quiet Westchester community of Bedford Corners—or at least part of it. Willis had initially listed the whole estate—which amounts to a compound, with four homes on 23 acres—at $13 million at the beginning of this year. A second and alternative listing followed, offering the main house—a pleasingly eccentric shingle style—and 14.5 acres for $7.5 million.
The sprawling estate recently attracted a buyer who made an offer Willis was willing to entertain: $7.7 million. The 2009-built main home borrows the Hamptons thing and wears it quite well: intensely romantic, inviting exploration and encouraging discovery. Of the home’s exterior features, a prominent cupola observatory draws the eye most forcefully.
Within, the 9,000 square foot house takes its style cues from modern farmhouse sensibilities, with variably sized oak plank floors, multiple fireplaces, and a traditional staircase feeling like home. Recessed light fixtures, plentiful glass, built-ins, and an open-trussed timber ceiling in the great room are among the home’s other details.
Of the shared living spaces, the kitchen gets high marks for its knockout views, its multiple sets of French doors opening onto the exterior living area, and its looming, stacked stone fireplace. The master bedroom is lengthy, terminating with French doors opening onto a private, second-floor terrace.
The exterior features a saltwater pool and pool house/studio, as well as a tennis court. But the grounds are left forested, leaving plenty of space for restorative quiet and time alone.