Filmmaker Ryan Murphy – once dubbed the most powerful man on television and known as “the king of television” – is the secret buyer of Richard Gere’s Westchester estate, Gimme Shelter can exclusively reveal.
Geres Pound Ridge Compound debuted last year for $28 million.
Murphy, who has not recalled as of press time, paid $24.15 million for the property.
Ginnel Real Estate, representing the buyer and seller, declined to comment.
An Emmy and Tony Award winner, Murphy has created shows such as “Glee,” “Nip/Tuck,” and “The Politician,” as well as a series about the assassination of Gianni Versace. His films include Eat Pray Love.
The 49-acre property is anchored by a three-story, 11,658-square-foot eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom colonial-style mansion.
Details include a library, sunroom, breakfast room, country kitchen, and formal living room with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace—along with a deck that overlooks a private lake with a sandy beach and an island for rowing.
The property also offers guest houses, stables and plenty of hills for horseback riding, along with a hidden football pitch, pool and pool house.
Gere bought the first lot in the collection in 1986 for $1.51 million. Just 50 miles from New York City, the property is buffered by more than 4,300 acres of protected land for extreme privacy.
Murphy’s purchase is another example of how this horse country around Bedford, New York — long home to Donald Trump, Martha Stewart, Ralph Lauren, and George Soros — is becoming a Hollywood East of sorts. Matt Damon recently shopped in the area, Gimme exclusively reported, as did Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, as well as Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.
Gere, who was the original “American Gigolo” and “Pretty Woman” star, has since bought Paul Simon and Edie Brickell’s Connecticut estate for $10.8 million. (That’s far less than what Simon and Brickell paid for the property in 2002 — $16.5 million.)
https://nypost.com/2022/08/09/ryan-murphy-bought-richard-geres-new-york-estate-for-24m/ Ryan Murphy bought Richard Gere’s New York home for $24 million