Mel Gibson,who already owns several properties in Malibu, bought the ocean-view home of David Duchovny and Téa Leoni.
Gibson's familial home is in a guard-gated neighborhood a few miles north of the Carbon Canyon home that Duchovny and his wife, Leoni, had listed June 1 at $12 million.
The sales price was about $11.5 million, according to public records.
The main house has five bedrooms and four bathrooms in 6,578 square feet. There are unobstructed canyon and ocean views, and the property is private, sitting on 5.5 acres. There is a two-room guesthouse over the three-car garage. It also has two swimming pools, one a regulation lap pool. The property has an old-world feel to it and was considered to be fairly priced for its primo location and quality construction.
So did Gibson just snap up a deal when he saw one?
Certainly the Duchovny-Leoni situation has changed. In June, Duchovny and Leoni told neighbors they were eager to return to New York City before the opening of the school year. But then by the end of the summer, we were reading that Duchovny had entered rehab for what he described as a sex addiction.
See photos of the home