After various episodes of public embarrassment and a difficult divorce, actor Mel Gibson announced on Thursday that he is selling his Costa Rica retreat. Reuters informs that Gibson’s consultants evaluated the hilltop compound at $29.75 million.
The Oscar-winning actor-director has decided to sell his Costa Rica retreat in an attempt to diminish his real estate wealth after the 2009 divorce. The house is situated on a 500-acres compound and it is worth $29.75 million according to Mel Gibson’s consultants. The announcement was published on Friday by Christie’s International Real Estate, a luxury real estate firm that plans the selling of the house.
The Costa Rican compound is made up of three hilltop homes that are situated on the Nicoya Peninsula at the south of the Nicaragua border. The largest home has been endowed with seven bedrooms and is surrounded by beautiful ocean and jungle views. Moreover, the compound includes multiple verandahs and pools, whereas the garden was outfitted with Costa Rican woods and Italian and Spanish tiles.
Rick Moeser, the senior vice president of Christie’s departments in Southeast, Caribbean, Central and South America, thinks the price is very good considering the luxurious facilities of the compound. In addition, the owner of the house, that is, Mel Gibson has invested a lot of money in the maintenance of the compound. The villa is actually a very good investment for people who want to get rid of their heavy weighing bank accounts as the retreat will enable you to spend your summer vacations with your family in a private and peaceful location.
The description of the house might give you the wrong impression that Mel Gibson, like many other celebrities, was suffering from megalomania. However, it all begins to make sense once you get to know his family better. The 56-year-old star has seven children from his longtime marriage which ended in 2009. He also had a brief relationship in 2010 with Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva who gave birth to his eightieth child. With a family like that, no wonder the man bought a 500-acres Costa Rican compound. You would have done it, too, if you had eight children, an ex-wife and several mistresses to take on vacation each summer. Hotel rooms can get really expensive these days.