Gibson purchased the 6,500-square-foot home in 2008 from actor David Duchovny, who stars in the relaunched Fox sci-fi TV series “The X-Files,” according to Gibson’s listing agents. The home sold for $11.5 million, according to property records.
The home is on a secluded, nearly six-acre lot with views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding canyon.
“This property is very private,” said agent Damon Skleton, who has co-listed the property with Britt Elizondo of the real estate brokerage Compass. “You just don’t have any sense of it when you’re driving along the street. It lends itself to people who really appreciate unique architecture but also value their privacy.”
With a detached guest and pool house also on the property, the main building underwent a rebuild in 1996 after some fire damage. Designers imported antique elements from Europe and California farms to give the house an old-world feel. Reclaimed wood floors in the bedroom and a silo that houses the staircase came from farms, while the hand-hewn wood flooring and several fireplace surrounds are some of the European-imported elements.
The entrance showcases the beam ceilings and stone detailing that can be seen throughout the house. The glass doors at the far end are antique pocket doors with leaded glass that open out to the canyon and ocean views below.
Near the main entrance to the house is an informal living room with an oversized working fireplace. Gibson designed several chandeliers for the home. They are not included in the sales price but can be purchased for an additional fee. A formal living room has exposed wood beams on the ceiling and a large fireplace at the center of the room. French doors open to the back yard, which is surrounded by mature foliage to add to the overall privacy of the home.
The kitchen includes Viking appliances, a breakfast bar that looks out onto the adjoining room and a center island with a second sink, electrical outlet and built-in wine rack.
The master bedroom is in its own private wing. It has a leather accent wall as well as several floor-to-ceiling windows. Custom-made curtain valances match the European-imported mantelpiece around the working fireplace, both of which complement the wood flooring that was salvaged from an old farmhouse.
The master bath comes with a private screened-in balcony and free-standing tub. The two-toned paint adds dimension to the expansive walls and can be found throughout the house.
Outdoors the property comes with two pools — a regulation-size lap pool that was added by Duchovny, according to the listing agents, and a smaller kid-friendly pool near the hot tub and seating areas.
The home also comes with working solar panels that provide off-grid power to supplement the electrical supply to the house.
Part of the transfer of ownership includes deeded rights to join the nearby La Costa Beach and Tennis Club for a separate membership fee.