Mel Gibson’s Lavender Hill Farm in Malibu

by hookedonhouses on December 1, 2010

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Since Mel Gibson’s Tudor mansion in Greenwich has been such a popular post around here, I thought you all might like to get a gander at another one of his properties that’s on the market now. This “hacienda-style retreat” in Malibu has the romantic-sounding name Lavender Hill Farm. It’s currently on the market for $14.5 million, so get out your checkbooks!

Mel Gibson's Lavender Hill Farm Malibu-exterior

Rumor has it this is where his ex-wife Robyn has been living, but that they are both planning to return to Australia with the kids in light of his legal woes with Oksana Grigorieva, his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his one-year old daughter Lucia.

great room

The kitchen looks a little dated, but it’s an interesting shape:

Lavender Hill Farm-kitchen

Lavender Hill Farm-breakfast room

tile stairs

Lavender Hill Farm-bedroom

Mel Gibson-Lavender Hill Farm 1

I think this yellow and white-checked floor is really fun–it just looks cheerful. And, is it me, or do the sinks look short? I’m wondering if this is a kids’ bath, perhaps:

Lavender Hill Farm-yellow checked floor bath

The estate covers nearly 3 acres, and they’re beautifully landscaped.

pool

What do you think? Love it or leave it?

You can see many the rest of the photos on the property listing by Chris Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker. More information about the house and its history on Luxist and The Real Estalker. (Thanks to Annia for sending me with this one!)

Check Out Mel Gibson’s Tudor Mansion in Greenwich, Which Recently Sold, or Click Here to See More Celebrity Houses.

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Luciane at Homebunch.com December 1, 2010 at 9:00 am

LOVE IT!!!!

This place is full of character and personality, although that doesn’t say much when it comes from Mel. :-)

Take a look my post today, Julia.. I know you like interior design and you gotta to know this very famous brazilian designer: Roberto Migotto. He’s really, really good.

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Ricki Jill Treleaven December 1, 2010 at 9:10 am

I love the house. I love the tile on the risers on the stairs, the landscaping, the unique architectural features…..yep…I could live there….if I had the bank account to go with it!

Thanks for posting it, Julia. I think it is a very cheerful house! I prefer it to Mel’s Connecticut home.
.-= Ricki Jill Treleaven´s last blog ..Turkey Marsala Tetrazzini =-.

MissCaron December 1, 2010 at 9:14 am

Unfortunately I’m not a big fan of the Spanish hacienda style… but they’ve done a great job with the place!
.-= MissCaron´s last blog ..Trivial Things I Am Thankful For… =-.

christy December 1, 2010 at 9:15 am

Love it! But how did I not know that he was divorced AND had a girlfriend AND a kid with her?! I must live under a rock!

Jan from Rose Haven December 1, 2010 at 9:19 am

Leave it!!

Usually, I LOVE the Spanish hacienda style homes – but NOT this one. I know, some of it is the decorating, but there’s an awful lot of work there…and I don’t think I’d want to tackle it!
.-= Jan from Rose Haven´s last blog ..Just the Tiniest Little Update =-.

Miz Booshay December 1, 2010 at 9:35 am

I usually am not a fan of this style of home…but it is so prettily decorated with the feminine fabrics and yellows….

I love it.
.-= Miz Booshay´s last blog .. =-.

Sharon December 1, 2010 at 9:42 am

Definitely leave it. I’m not a big fan of this house whatsoever. It looks to me like it needs to updated desperately, especially the kitchen.

Pat December 1, 2010 at 11:06 am

At first I did’t care for this home but when I went to the link with more pictures, it grew on me, not my first choice, but a definate maybe. I have to say that this home and the other have the most amazing grounds! I lost count of the tables he had outdoors, I wonder if anyone ever even went outside and enjoyed it?!
.-= Pat´s last blog ..Having Fun Wasting Time =-.

Farmeress December 1, 2010 at 11:30 am

It is very authentic to its style and very comfy looking. The ceiling in the kitchen is typical and gorgeous. Bet the setting is incredible!

Kathy :) December 1, 2010 at 11:30 am

Poor Mel I think he’s lost his mind !!! But a great house, not really my style but I could adjust LOL

Love his movies………I really think that having his kind of $$$$ (although with an ex and his current situation maybe just $$) that it corrupts more than it dosen’t….

Great post,

Kathy :)

melissa martin December 1, 2010 at 11:52 am

LOVE!!!!!!!!!
.-= melissa martin´s last blog ..bump =-.

Jessica December 1, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I “like” it! It has a little bit of a Carmel feel to it…it does need some updating though. Not overall bad though for such a “themed” house.

I feel so sorry for the whole family…wonder how things could have gone so very ‘south’. Going to Australia and getting out of Dodge sounds like a pretty good idea. I grew up in LA and it’s a bit twisty!
xo J~
.-= Jessica´s last blog ..Our Special Guest =-.

Maaike Quinn December 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Well, I love the bedroom and the bathroom with the yellow tiles but I don’t like the rest of the house. The furniture seems old, in a bad way that is, and the place somehow makes me feel sad. So no, my checkbook stays closed :)
.-= Maaike Quinn´s last blog ..Day 8 – Get a 3 ring binder and put paper in it =-.

Deb in Oz December 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Too….brown? Needs some more colour.

Janell Beals December 1, 2010 at 3:29 pm

If those sinks are for kids they are certainly not able to see themselves in the mirror…which is hung high. Interesting mystery…and as for the house, its all about the location! Janell
.-= Janell Beals´s last blog ..The Stella &amp Dot 75 Giveaway Winner Is =-.

Jackie W.- Kansas December 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Are those the plants they make tequila from ?

Kim December 1, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Although this house is unique and has character, I wouldn’t want to live here. I’m not a big fan of Spanish styled homes.

Jackie W.- Kansas December 1, 2010 at 4:31 pm

That is a LOT of pictures. Liked the outdoor chess set. Is this the property that has the priest & church on it ?

Lili December 1, 2010 at 5:04 pm

The thing that I have never understood about celebrities/rich people… is that just because they have the money to splurge, they seem to think that they have to spend as much of it as they can…. Sometimes their homes just seem so… overdone. I like the overall looks and finishes for the most part, but there are too many little details and things stuck here and there as accents that just clutter and distract from the main focus.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy... December 1, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Whoa. This house is gorgeous! Really gorgeous. I love it.
.-= Juju at Tales of Whimsy…´s last blog ..Winners Winners Winners- The Candidates- Tyger Tyger Necklace- and The Language of Souls =-.

Mindi December 1, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Oh, I just can’t past the fact that Mel once lived here. Did he lose his mind here or elsewhere? It would be nice without that history attached to it… too bad. I felt this way about the last ‘Mel’ house you showed us too… just too sad.
.-= Mindi´s last blog ..Girls Day =-.

HollyM December 1, 2010 at 6:53 pm

I could move right in. Right now. Wonder if they need a caretaker while it’s on the market? ; )

Nita December 1, 2010 at 7:05 pm

I just love this house. Look at that arched window! I don’t care if the kitchen looks “dated”, at least it’s not the same old Pottery Barn look! They say if a child grows up in a house with nooks and crannies, it increases their IQ, rather than living in a flat roofed box.

Bre December 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm

I really love this house, it’s spectacular {not crazy about the crazy home owner}. I love the ceilings, the archways, and the tile work. I would love to have that dining table for my own.
.-= Bre´s last blog ..How To- Give a Gift to Anyone =-.

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints December 1, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I adore it! This is one of my very favorite styles of homes. Makes me want to pack my bags and head to California.
.-= Becky @ Farmgirl Paints´s last blog ..bracing for goodbye =-.

Lori-Anne December 1, 2010 at 8:29 pm

I’m not as fussy about this house, but I would snap up that furniture in the wink of an eye (if I had the dosh, that is)!
.-= Lori-Anne´s last blog ..Happy Birthday to US! =-.

Amy Purehome December 2, 2010 at 1:29 am

Not my style, but beautiful house. The landscaping looks great – probably my favorite part of the property!
.-= Amy Purehome´s last blog ..500 Favorite Paint Colors – New Bookazine Now Available from House Beautiful =-.

Douglas December 2, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Its so perfect, what detail and very well staged.

The English Organizer December 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I’m surprised how much I like this house – it looks genuine and live-able to me. That swimming pool shot is close to heaven.
Was sorry not to see lavender, though. :)
.-= The English Organizer´s last blog ..Overwhelmed Go Make Your List =-.

Dovecote Decor December 3, 2010 at 9:06 am

Well, I wouldn’t turn that house down. I’d definitely go for more color and I wonder what is going to happen to his massive Church he’s been building for years. I’ve got an unusual post of an old “Playhouse.” There are still a few around functioning in private hands. If you are hooked on houses, this one is as rare as hen’s teeth. Come have a peek.
Best,
Liz
.-= Dovecote Decor´s last blog ..Old Long Island Estates- A surviving James W OConnor Playhouse =-.

lulilut December 4, 2010 at 1:48 am

I love it! This and Halle Berry’s house are so pretty.
.-= lulilut´s last blog ..lulilut- A Good Addiction- Enter to win a Signed ARC of Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton http-tinyurlcom-23ywpqa via @flamingo1325 =-.

patrick December 5, 2010 at 12:47 am

I have been there and it is spectacular. The tile work is unbelievable. An inhabitable alternative to the Adamson House.
.-= patrick´s last blog ..Salad Spinners Revolutionized =-.

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