The turnkey lifestyle estate in Westchester County, New York, which Richard Gere put up for sale toward the end of last year has gone to a new owner.
The eight-bedroom property, which encompasses a solid 50 acres in the idyllic hamlet of Pound Ridge, hit the open market with a $28 million asking price last October. In May it was under contract, and it closed definitively with a sale price of $24.15 million in the recent past.
Turnkey lifestyle is indeed the best way to sketch the sylvan home; its extravagances lie in its spaciousness and in the breadth of its recreational possibilities. The estate’s main house is a rambling, two-level shingle-style with Dutch Colonial sympathies, and it contains a stunning array of indoor and outdoor living spaces, all sanctified as refined casual by tongue-and-groove, fieldstone, and weathered hardwood.
Highlights of the house include the breezy living room, which is studded with sets of French doors that open to an elevated stone terrace overlooking the natural beauty of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. But the property is far more diverse than the mansion, and includes equestrian facilities, a private lake with a beach and covered lakeside pavilion, rolling lawns, a pool with a cabana, a pottery studio, and detached guest quarters.
Gere had long decamped the property for something that’s a little easier to maintain; he purchased a smaller spread in Westchester County for $9.8 million in early 2021.