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Montecito/Santa Barbara Estate Market Summary 2nd Qtr 2017

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Post Santa Barbara Estate for Sale at $45M

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have listed their Santa Barbara home for sale. The couple is asking $45 million for the property, which is comprised of three parcels purchased in two 2013 transactions totaling $28.8 million.

Dating to the 1930’s, the rustic house measures 10,500 square feet, and contains six bedrooms and eight full or partial baths. The sandstone and raw timber home features a rambling layout around a center courtyard.

It’s a substantial look, and it doesn’t ever pass into the vague indecision of many higher end period residences that have been renovated; it achieves a strong sense of authenticity by never really appearing to question its identity. Modernizations and elements of cross-cultural layering are nicely incorporated, and do not topple the composition.

DeGeneres has suggested that the house seems to be an expression of its landscape, and that’s pretty accurate. It doesn’t impose, and it does not dominate; a neat trick for a home built from rusticated stone. And, even though the home is the product of a very assertive European design aesthetic located in Southern California, it doesn’t feel contrived. Part of that effect is the countryside of Montecito, which perhaps more than any other SoCal locale resembles the Riviera.

The house features nine fireplaces, libraries and reading rooms. Ceilings are vaulted, sometimes open trussed, and floors are generally tile or stone. Windows and French doors are pleasingly plain, steel-framed affairs, and do not distract from the overall style. The overall look is heavy-handed, packed to bursting with charming detail, but it never comes off as ponderous. Frequently, skylights lend a little liberation to the proceedings, and balance things out nicely with a dash of the ethereal.

The nearly seventeen acres of grounds are filled with gardens and quiet alcoves. An additional pavilion structure was constructed by the couple, and features a wet bar and catering kitchen, and entertaining space under a high vaulted ceiling.

DeGeneres—a legendarily restless house-hunter—and spouse de Rossi have owned several homes in their time together: buying, renovating and selling. The couple’s latest real-estate acquisition may lead them to Australia, de Rossi’s home country.

 

Montecito/Santa Barbara Market Analysis Of 2016

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Sotheby’s Montecito Office Represents Two Most Expensive Homes in America

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Sycamore Valley Ranch Listing Generating A Media Frenzy

 

The Sycamore Valley Ranch Train Station

The Sycamore Valley Ranch Train Station

  1. Wall Street Journal: Michael Jackson’s Onetime Neverland Lists for $100 Million
  2. AP: NEVERLAND, FORMER HOME OF MICHAEL JACKSON, ON SALE FOR $100M
  3. BBC: Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch up for sale
  4. Bloomberg: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch on the Market for $100 Million
  5. Forbes: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Is Officially For Sale For A Cool $100 Million
  6. NBC News: Michael Jackson Estate Neverland Up for Sale for $100 Million
  7. Rolling Stone: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Lists for $100 Million
  8. CNBC: Neverland, former home of Michael Jackson, on sale for $100M
  9. The Washington Post: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch put up for sale
  10. Today: Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch goes up for sale for $100 million
  11. Business Insider: Michael Jackson’s restored Neverland Ranch has hit the market for $100
    million
  12. Daily Mail: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch is up for sale for an astonishing $100m
  13. Artnet: Sotheby’s Puts $100 Million Price Tag On Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch
  14. Huffington Post UK: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Goes Up For Sale, Six Years After Singer’s Death
  15. AOL UK: Jackson’s Neverland on sale for ÂŁ65m
  16. London Evening Standard: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch on the market for ÂŁ62m
  17. International Business Times: Neverland Ranch Cost And Photos 2015: Michael Jackson’s Former Home Lists For $100M
  18. Santa Barbara Independent: Neverland Ranch Going on the Market for $100 Million
  19. The Real Deal: Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch hits market for $100M
  20. The Week: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch could be yours for the low, low price of $100 million
  21. The Week UK: Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch goes on sale for $100m
  22. Wealth-X: Michael Jackson’s Estate Up For Sale For US $100 Million
  23. Vogue: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Is Up for Sale
  24. CNN: Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch on the market
  25. ABC News / Good Morning America: Michael Jackson’s ‘Neverland’ Hits Market With New Name
  26. ABC News: Inside Look at Michael Jackson’s ‘Neverland Ranch’
  27. Fox News: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch for sale for $100 million
  28. Entertainment Weekly: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch: By the numbers
  29. Huffington Post: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Hits The Market For $100 Million
  30. Extra: How Much Will It Cost You to Buy Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch?
  31. San Francisco Chronicle: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch on sale for $100 million
  32. Mansion Global: Nine Figures and Counting