The 43-year-old actor bought the 5,522 square-foot digs back in 2007 for a whopping $3.3 million.
It must have seemed like a good investment at the time -- 6-bedrooms, 7-baths, horse stables, a giant pool ... tennis courts ... fruit trees ... the whole nine yards.
Fast forward to Jan 2011 ... Chestnut tried to sell off the estate for $3 million, but no cigar. He finally managed to unload it in July 2012 ... but for a mere $2.3 million, aka a 7-figure screw job.