Award-winning actor and musician, Jeff Bridges, known for films like Crazy Heart, True Grit, and The Big Lebowski, recently sold his bewitching vineyard estate in Montecito for $15.925 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.
He and his wife Susan Geston listed the 19.5-acre residence, which they bought for less than $7 million in 1994, on the market for $29.5 million. It was previously owned by Grammy-winning musician, Kenny Loggins.
Built in 1988, the six-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom, Tuscan-inspired main house, named “Villa Santa Lucia,” was designed by Santa Barbara architect, Barry Berkus.
Past a stone-lined motor court, the hand-carved front door opens to the formal entry hall, adorned with thick stone pillars and enclosed by cascading groin vault ceilings.
The hallway leads to a sunken living room, complemented by an antique stone fireplace. From the living room, French doors open to a terrace offering ocean views.
Beside the master suite, a stairwell ascends up to the third-floor tower room.
Within the main house’s 9,535 square feet, there is also a library with rough-sawn beams, reclaimed from East Coast bridges, and a study or meditation room attached to a roof deck.
Outside, rolling lawns covered in oak, olive, and Italian cypress trees, surround a stone-edged swimming pool and a footbridge that crosses a stream.
A 1,800-square-foot guesthouse, guest cottage, and detached theater and recording studio are also located on the grounds.
The listing was held by Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty.
Images courtesy of Jim Bartsch