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Jeff Bridges Asks $8 Million for Historic Montecito Estate

seller: Jeff Bridges
location: Montecito, Calif.
price: $7.995 million
size: Five separate structures on four acres

The Dude currently abides in Montecito, but not for much longer. Not at this address, at least. Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges has listed his 4-plus-acre ranch in the tony seaside community, with an asking price of just under $8 million.

Bridges and his wife of 42 years, Susan Geston, purchased the equestrian-friendly property in April 2014, for $6.85 million. There are at least five separate structures scattered around the sprawling Spanish Revival estate — a historic main house, a guesthouse, pool house, carriage house and gated horse facility with a tack room and five stalls.

Built in 1919 by venerated local architect James Osborne Craig, the main house features a deft blend of original details and contemporary furnishings. There are hardwood floors, original windows and vaulted ceilings with unvarnished, exposed beams and five charming semicircular fireplaces. The master suite features a bay window, French doors and an all-new bath with soaking tub and glass-enclosed shower.

The pool/spa area is surrounded by a red brick terrace and partially shaded by large oaks. An adjacent pool house has a convenient bath plus a family room, office and sauna. The carriage house sports an attached workshop/garage, and the equestrian barn has its own private well, an extremely valuable boon in often drought-plagued Montecito.

While the Bridges Estate’s four acres of grounds may seem like a great deal of land — and it is — the property is dwarfed by its next-door neighbor, the more than 66-acre so-called Promised Land mega-compound long owned and occupied by media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Also within sugar-borrowing distance is the $11 million ranch Ellen DeGeneres recently sold to Tinder founder Sean Rad and the $35 million homestead of cosmetics tycoon Jamie Kern Lima.

This is not the Bridges clan’s first time on the Montecito real estate rodeo; back in 2017, the family sold its more than 20-acre, Tuscan-style hillside estate for nearly $16 million to New York-based energy investor Matthew Harris.

Sally Hanseth of Coldwell Banker holds the Montecito listing.

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  1. Me says:

    Wouldn’t you approach Oprah before putting it on the market? She can shake her fat money maker and 6M would fall out. It cracks me up she owns weight watchers and can’t lose that weight, but she is a hypocrite.

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