Known for his comedic genius and stellar banjo playing, Steve Martin is a jack of all trades in the entertainment industry and his lavish Montecito home is evident of that. The concrete bunker home is carved into the side of a hill with sprawling ocean views and unbelievable greenery at every turn. This very private home was designed by Roland E. Coate Jr., a Venice Beach native, and is categorized as pure residential brutalism.
The four-bedroom fortress sits on 5.86 acres and features a three-car garage, pool and whopping 7,377 square feet of space. The mansion is going for $10,999,500 and is on Martin’s list of homes he’s currently checking off his list of ownership. This home has been his residence for 10 years and is vastly different than his 28,191-square-foot Villa Au Soleil Caribbean mansion that was put on the market last year.
This home has floor-to-ceiling windows, which makes for an uncanny view of the sunset. And while the interior of the home is far from cozy and comfortable, Martin had an interesting way of adding character to the otherwise grey concrete palette inside. Amid towering columns and recessed lighting, Martin’s home boasted comfy, rounded couches in pastels of virtually every shade. Purple, yellow, orange, green and blue couches are in seemingly each room.
And while Martin’s taste is minimal in essence with very little texture throughout the entire home, several prominent wood pieces helped to offset the coldest of the concrete. And what appears to be a smoke stack from the outside is a lovely fireplace on the inside. Decor for the most part is minimal as far as wall pieces, but there are several large works of art to add character in each room.
The kitchen is by far the softest room in the home with gleaming white cabinetry and stunning oak countertops. An industrial-size oven and open shelving are main features of this room. The kitchen table is small and modest, while the dining table can easily fit 10 and is just offset by a few steps and overlooks the beautiful greenery surrounding the home.
Montecito Ranks As One Of America’s Priciest Zip Codes
This area of Santa Barbara is considered to be one of the most desirable places in the country and according to Forbes Magazine it’s one of the most expensive. And to add to the mix, an incredible 237-acre estate named Rancho San Carlos was recently listed for a massive $125 million. The 12-bedroom, 13-bathroom property was designed around a courtyard and is the largest residence in the community at just below 30,000 square feet.
To boot, Montecito is a community home to many celebrities now and in the past with note-worthy area home owners like Christopher Lloyd and Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, among others.
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