Actor Richard Gere indulged his taste for aristocratic East Coast estates once again last winter by shelling out $9.8 million for an understated red brick estate in Westchester County.
The closing was recorded in January of 2021, according to The Daily Mail. If public records are accurate the property had been on and off the market for nearly a decade when it changed hands last year. It was initially listed by its now-former owner in March of 2012 with an asking price of $18.5 million.
Gere’s former high-profile properties in the Empire State include Strongheart Manor, a three-home, 14,000 sq. ft., six-acre estate anchored by a 6,550 sq. ft. shingle-style dating to 1902; sprawling lawns, a Gunite pool, and 300 feet of water frontage sketch the estate’s outdoor environs. Gere eventually sold the property to Matt Lauer and Annette Roque.
Gere’s newest New York dwelling is a seven-bedroom, nine-bath manor in North Salem. The house was built in the mid-1930s, and restored with an eye focused sharply on the era of its construction. As it stands, its details include period moldings, plaster walls, and custom millwork. Its interior living spaces span about 9,000 sq. ft. The estate’s bells and whistles include a pool and pool house, a tennis court, a gym, a wine cellar, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a gatehouse, and caretaker’s outbuildings.
Gere recently listed another Westchester estate, that one apparently rendered redundant by the new acquisition. The outgoing property is located in Pound Ridge; its 50 acres of land is crowned with a shingle-style dating to 2000. It is priced at $28 million.