Montecito, California, is an idyllic neighborhood located on the hillside 80 miles west of Los Angeles. The secluded estates are situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains in Santa Barbara County. The seaside community provides a slow pace of life, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. It allows residents and visitors to connect with nature, have private outdoor spaces, deal with less traffic, and enjoy wonderful weather all year. Montecito is home to some of the most beautiful coastlines, from Fernald’s Point to iridescent Butterfly Beach. There are many celebrity homes in Montecito, including Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and Ariana Grande.
Inside Oprah Winfrey’s house
The primary house on the compound is a 23,000-square-foot mansion. It is settled squarely on the grounds and has six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a library, a wine cellar, multiple living rooms, two home theaters, and an office. In 2019, she bought a four-acre ranch from her neighbor, Jeff Bridges. The ranch has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a five-stall horse barn, and a detached pool house with a living room, office, and sauna. The ranch was built in 1919 and went through renovations in 2017.
Ariana Grande’s Montecito home
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo’s El Miraval estate
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s peaceful property
Rob Lowe’s Stonehedge estate
Inside, there is a mahogany-lined fireplace, a formal dining room with a fireplace and French doors, and a breakfast room with windows looking out onto the gardens. The upstairs bedrooms boast stunning views of the greenery and overlook the Pacific Ocean. There are also two detached guest cottages on the property, as well as lavender bushes, citrus trees, eucalyptus trees, and carefully landscaped hedges and lawns.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s serene Montecito home
The interior has slender proportions and slim moldings and was consciously designed to be tall, beautiful, and minimal. There are numerous subtle design elements designed to nourish the body and mind, such as the sacred geometries found throughout the house. The house has a luxurious home spa equipped with a hot tub, cold plunge, sauna, and steam room. There is also an antique fireplace in the living room. The kitchen has a central range, a rolling ladder, and a fireplace. The landscape is home to native plants, winding paths, a pool, and a fire pit. There are benches situated along the 2.4-acre property to enjoy the views.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s energy-efficient beach house
The roof has thermal panels, which allow the family to draw from its propane-powered backup heating system. When they aren’t at the house, the electricity from the rooftop panels goes back to the local utility company. The house was designed like a ship, with steel-cable hardware throughout the interior. There are two terraces on the property, one on each floor. The first-floor terrace is an outdoor dining room with a banquet table, fireplace, and overhead heat lamp. On the second floor, there is a terrace off the primary bedroom with a stucco fireplace, daybed, built-in stereo system, and storage.