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Jeff Bridges Sells His Montecito Estate

Montecito EstateSanta Barbara resident Jeff Bridges, sold his Italian-inspired 19.5-acre Montecito estate recently. The well-known actor first listed the incredible property two years ago after purchasing it in 1994. The original price was $30 million. A  lucky buyer got it for $16 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Mediterranean-style 9,535-square-foot main house was built in 1988. There are many unique spaces inside, like a meditation room, a “fort” where Bridges sometimes threw pottery, and a detached theater/recording studio. There are 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths.
The estate also hosts a pool and 2 guest houses. The rest of the expansive property consists of fruit orchards, hiking trails, a stream, and vineyards. Though Bridges owned the home for almost 20 years, he is not its only celebrity owner. Grammy-winning musician Kenny Loggins once lived there as well. It remains to be seen if the next tenant is a well-known name.
Don’t be upset that you missed this opportunity. I have some equally amazing listings in the area right now, including:
Montecito EstateA magical Montecito Mediterranean estate compound on just under an acre of pedigreed land inside California’s coveted “Golden Quadrangle.” It’s a coveted area featuring historic and prestigious estates. The primary residence on the compound is stunning, with impeccably designed and landscaped Italian gardens, and a charming vintage guest cottage. The showcase home offers superior craftsmanship and custom features, including bronze hardware, custom wrought iron and beautiful cabinetry and woodwork. High, groin-vaulted and open beam ceilings combine with windows and French doors throughout the home to bestow a romantic interplay of light, shadow, and texture. The spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bath San Ysidro Ranch-style turn-of-the-20th century guest cottage has been completely remodeled and updated.
The new owners will appreciate their privacy created by the tall, manicured hedges that border the property. They’ll also appreciate the breathtaking views of Montecito Peak. If you like to cook, there’s a full gourmet kitchen complete with French limestone counters, an expansive center island, and top-of-the-line appliances. The culinary center also provides a large breakfast room and a 750-bottle climate-controlled wine room. The ground level has 2 bedroom suites with French doors that open to terraces and the grounds.
Upstairs is reserved for the master suite. That bedroom and adjoining sitting room comprise approximately 1,000 sq. ft. of relaxed luxury and are complemented by a pair of walk-in closets, a luxurious bath, French doors to a private loggia overlooking the gardens, and offer superb mountain views. The bedroom, and the sitting room with its 19th century fireplace, feature hand-distressed black walnut floors. The spa-like bath and steam shower are embellished with Carrara marble.
There’s also a three-car garage and work area, lovely fountains, extensive sandstone walls, and antique and custom plaster and tile. This exquisite compound is located just minutes from Montecito’s “Upper Village,” the renowned San Ysidro Ranch, a popular trail system, schools, services, and world-class beaches.
You’ll find more Montecito estates for sale on my comprehensive website. Just call me at 805.886.9378 or email me at and let me help you find your dream home in this beautiful part of the world!

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