The heartthrob actor Richard Gere, best known for his roles in An Officer and a Gentleman and Pretty Woman, has sold his Hamptons estate for the price tag of $33 million. Known the world over as an amazing actor and Hollywood legend, Gere’s 1902 historic home measures 12,000 square feet and sits on the water.
Included in the estate are 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. The floors are made of beautiful dark wood throughout. Stone fireplaces and a large kitchen with a cove ceiling make this home feel cozy no matter the season. Named the Strongheart Manor, the estate also has two other buildings on the property that are used as guest houses, as if there weren’t already enough room in the enormous main house!
We can only imagine the luxurious, romantic nights spent strolling along the water and watching the sunset or having a cup of tea in the tea house, another outbuilding on the property. The property was bought by TV personality Matt Lauer after being listed by Corcoran Real Estate Group three years prior. Richard Gere held onto the house while he waited for a buyer to make an offer he liked all the while decreasing the listing price.
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The vintage property comes with some fantastic features, such as rolling hills and a tucked-away swimming pool. The house makes you feel like you’ve truly stepped back in history. It feels like a horse and carriage should be waiting outside the front door. The entire property sits on 6.3 acres and has been added onto over the years.
One excellent feature is a covered outdoor patio with a gigantic fireplace and comfortable outdoor sofas. The kitchen is bright and cheery and feels like something out of a farmhouse – or fairytale! In the spring, beautiful flowers line the walkway leading to the front door of the stone house. The property is truly something out of a dream.
Gere originally listed the stunning home for $65 million. A year later, he dropped that price down to $56 million and then decreased it again to $47 million, eventually settling on $33 million from Matt Lauer.
The property boasts gorgeous sunsets, idyllic, manicured lawns, and much of the old appeal and charm from when it was built in 1902 but with convenient, modern updates. The house has all the comforts of modern life set in a historic and elegant backdrop. It’s the kind of home you’d expect to see in a romantic movie – starring Richard Gere, of course!
Gere has starred in a number of films during his career, with the most recent being It Takes a Lunatic, Isn’t It Romantic, Three Christs, and The Dinner. In the meantime, we hope Matt Lauer enjoys this beautiful, historic home in the Hamptons, a place where the celebrities and the wealthy love to congregate.