Oprah Winfrey recently purchased Jeff Bridges's Spanish-Revival estate in Montecito for $6.85 million, the same amount Bridges and his wife, Susan Geston, paid for the property in 2014.
Situated on four impressive acres of gardens, the house is 3,517 square feet and was originally built in 1919 by famed architect James Osborn Craig.
The house has a high-end kitchen with appliances a professional chef would be pleased with, plus quartz countertops. There's a master bathroom with a marble and glass shower, plus teak flooring with hydroponic heat, too. And, as understated as the house looks, it is pure laid-back luxury.
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Tour Oprah Winfrey's house
The single story home nestles unassumingly amongst the foliage of the surrounding gardens
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The four-acre complex features five separate structures: a beautiful stucco-clad main house, fully-fitted guesthouse, pool house, carriage house and gated equestrian facility with stables – all in the impressive Spanish Revival style that became common in the American West and Southwest in the early 20th century.
The property also has two bedrooms, three bathrooms, original windows, high ceilings, French doors, and sprawling gardens.
The media mogul extraordinaire already owns two other homes in the star-studded Santa Barbara neighborhood: an estate known as the 'Promised Land' as well as a horse farm, which is in close proximity.
Oprah also owns homes in Maui, Hawaii, Orcas Island, Washington and a ski chalet in Telluride, Colorado.
Huge windows across the property mean that it is light-flooded; some rooms, like this galleried living space (below) have views over the pretty pool.
Montecito is a sought-after neighborhood at the western tip of Santa Barbara with commanding views over the Pacific Ocean.
A well-kept area with lush landscapes and greenery, the neighborhood has recovered from the 2018 Thomas Fire that destroyed many of the area’s homes.
Though Oprah’s and Jeff’s homes remained safe with little damage to the grounds, Gwyneth Paltrow’s home sustained damage and Ellen DeGeneres and wife, Portia de Rossi, had to evacuate.
The pool out back is surrounded by rustic brick paving and the surrounding trees and greenery provide plenty of privacy.
Sally Hanseth (opens in new tab) of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Montecito, handled the sale for both seller and buyer.
Thanks to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com (opens in new tab) for letting us share this historic home.
Where is Oprah's main residence
Oprah's main home is in Montecito, California. It is an estate called Promised Land, and is said to be worth more than $100 million. The estate covers 70 acres, and incorporates neighboring properties that Oprah has bought over time.
Who lives with Oprah Winfrey?
Though they never married, Oprah lives with her partner Stedman Graham.
How to watch Oprah Winfrey's interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The two-hour interview conducted by Oprah Winfrey with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aired first on the East Coast on Sunday night before a repeat for the West Coast. It is also available on CBS.com if you sign in with your local cable provider, and Paramount+ for streaming.
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