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Mel Gibson lists Malibu Medieval manor for $17.5 million

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Mel Gibson’s Malibu manor filled with Medieval inspiration has hit the market for $17.5 million.

The 61-year-old actor listed the 5.5-acre, multi-building estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday afternoon after nearly a decade of ownership.  

Mr. Gibson bought the property in 2008 for $11.5 million through a trust linked to his company, Icon Productions, according to property records.

The property is tucked behind the treeline on Carbon Mesa Road, and includes a five-bedroom main house, built in 1996. The “old world”-themed home has a bit of fairytale charm and a lot of Medieval design inspiration with an exterior of stone, stucco and wood paneling, according to photos of the home.

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The interiors also play up the rustic charm with exposed ceiling beams, stone fireplaces and wooden tower.

The director and producer of the 2004 biblical drama “The Passion of the Christ” turned several fireplace mantels into Christian shrines complete with Medieval regalia, including two large wooden crosses, rosary beads and depictions of Jesus and Mary.

In keeping with the Middle Ages theme, the home also has tapestry wall hangings and a stained glass window in the shower.

The estate also comes with two pools, a private sun deck and separate guest house, according to the listing with Britt Elizondo of Compass.

One of the best parts of the uber-private estate is that it comes with beach access at the La Costa Beach and Tennis Club, Ms. Elizondo said.

“You get the best of both worlds,” she said.

Mr. Gibson bought the home from a trust belonging to “X-Files” star David Duchovny and his ex-wife Tea Leoni, according to Trulia.

A rep for Mr. Gibson did not immediately return a request for comment.  

The actor and filmmaker won two Academy Awards for historical drama “Braveheart” and earned an Oscar nomination again this year for directing “Hacksaw Ridge.”