Die Hard star Bruce Willis has been actively buying and selling real estate across the country for years while still managing his other business ventures and a tight film schedule. With the goal of returning to California to be close to family and friends, and having just sold his Sun Valley ski home, Bruce’s focus has now turned to the sale of his pastoral New York estate, which has served as his East Coast family residence since 2014. It is listed at $12.95 million.
Located only 40 minutes from midtown Manhattan, this gated 22-acre estate in Bedford Corners, New York comes with views over the Croton Reservoir and lush countryside. Grounds contain a total of 4 houses, 2 garages, a saltwater pool, pool house, and tennis court. There is also a vegetable garden much loved by the couple’s young children. With a total of 12 bedrooms between the 4 houses, it is convenient to entertain stay-over guests, who can enjoy their own separate, fully-contained living space. The craftsman-style main house, at 8,958 open-and-airy square feet, has 5 bedrooms and multiple fireplaces, including one in the kitchen and master suite. There is also a playroom, media room, wine cellar, and an octagonal room above the roofline for viewing the countryside and the reservoir. The house is filled with light from large windows that offer superb views and ultimate privacy.
Westchester County is well known for its celebrities who enjoy living in the countryside but also appreciate the County’s proximity to Manhattan. The area is home to Oscar-winning actors, Broadway stars, musicians, and billionaires, including Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chevy Chase, David Letterman, and Richard Gere. Billionaires Nelson Peltz and businessman and investor Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan CEO, also live in Bedford.
Though their lives will be concentrated on the West Coast in coming years, the family will still keep their Manhattan apartment. Willis is currently starring in the film Glass, with plans already in the works for three additional films. With more than 70 films under his belt at the age of 63, Bruce shows no signs of slowing down, proving himself to be an action figure in real life as well as in the roles he plays.
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Source: Top Ten Real Estate Deals