Former Gadget Shop tycoons who have been caught up in an alleged drug scandal are selling their Scottish mansion for just £ 850,000, almost half a million less than the original asking price.
Chris and Mary Gorman moved to England seven years ago after Ms Gorman was charged with assaulting a police officer in America and possession of cocaine at a Florida nightclub.
The couple listed their eight-bedroom property in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire at the time for £ 1.2million.
Chris and Mary Gorman are trying to sell their home in Scotland and have reached almost £ 500,000 of the original asking price of £ 1.2million.
The property includes eight bedrooms – all with their own en-suite bathrooms – and a special her and him walk-in closet in the master bedrooms.
Former Gadget Shop mogul Chris Gorman was arrested in Florida with his wife Mary in 2011. The charges against him were dropped and she and Ms. Gorman agreed to do community service instead of a hearing. to the court.
Still, they couldn’t find a buyer and the house sat vacant for several years – but it has now been put back on the market this month for offers over £ 849,000.
The luxury home, called Ravenswood, is three stories tall and features a pool, sauna, gym, recording studio, cinema, and billiards room.
Each bedroom has its own bathroom and the house even has walk-in closets for him and her, as well as a huge 1.4 hectare garden and soccer field.
Estate agents Quicksale Property Auctions have said any buyer will get a good deal on the ‘real £ 1.5million property’.
In their description of the property, they said: “Ravenswood is one of Renfrewshire’s most significant and striking properties. Occupying the address’s prime location in Bridge of Weir, luxury and health don’t begin to cover the grandeur of this house.
“Entered through electric security doors, the accommodation is spread over 3 levels and represents more rooms than can be described!
“The property has been empty for some time as the owners are based in London and some refurbishment can be expected, but this is a genuine £ 1.5million property in pristine condition.”
Ms. Gorman, 51, completed 100 hours of community service at an American church and Christian bookstore after her arrest in 2011.
The move was part of a deal that saw prosecutors drop charges of assaulting a police officer and possessing cocaine in a washroom at an Orlando nightclub.
The property has its own superb swimming pool, sauna and gym, recording studio, cinema, cocktail bar
The kitchen has received a modern layout on which the new owner of the property will need to do very little to bring it up to standard, although it has been left unoccupied in recent years.
The mother of four agreed to do the “life swap” after her arrest in 2011.
She was initially accused of assaulting police officer Noah Pruitt in the restroom of the Roxy nightclub.
But, rather than being tried, she was offered the opportunity to enroll in a pre-trial diversion program that allowed her to avoid a criminal record and an admission of guilt.
A charge against her 52-year-old husband for resisting arrest has been dropped.
The Gormans – who once lived in a modest council house in Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire – are said to be worth around £ 45million.
Mr. Gorman is an entrepreneur in mobile telephony and the Internet, while his wife has various business interests.
All the rooms in the property are a very good size, including the dining room. The huge dining table can seat more than ten people at a time. The Gormans – who once lived in a modest council house in Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire – are said to be worth around £ 45million