Turns out Conan O’Brien isn’t ready to call it quits in Carpinteria just yet! A little over a month after his longtime beach house popped up for sale with a whopping $16.5 million ask, the former late-night talk show host has already picked up the keys to a new oceanfront retreat in the laidback Santa Barbara County enclave.
Records show O’Brien and wife Liza have doled out the exact asking price of $23 million for another seaside property, this one a Cape Cod-style number featuring four bedrooms and an equal number of baths in just over 3,400 square feet of living space.
Nestled securely behind gates, on an acre-plus parcel of land offering sweeping views of the ocean, Channel Islands, estuary and mountains, the wood-shingled structure was built in the early 1960s and has since been completely rebuilt by previous owners Tim Coleman, a Connecticut-based veteran restructuring specialist, and wife Lisa.
Once inside, warm and inviting interiors are punctuated throughout with oak floors, high wood-beam ceilings and refurbished baths sporting Waterworks fixtures. French doors and windows throughout the split-level home also blur the line between the indoor and outdoor surroundings. Other highlights include a living room boasting a stone fireplace with a raised hearth, along with a formal dining room, family room and an office space.
A casual breakfast nook with built-in seating adjoins a sky-lit kitchen, which is decked out with a subway tile backsplash, center island, top-tier stainless appliances and a butler’s pantry; and a sizable master retreat displays a private deck with a relaxing built-in spa and walk-in closet, as well as a luxe bath outfitted with dual vanities and a large shower.
As for the lushly landscaped grounds, they host a stunning rose garden, numerous decks and patios ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining, and a meandering pathway leading to the almost-private beach. There’s also an attached two-car garage and a motorcourt.
In addition to his for-sale and just-purchased beach houses, O’Brien, 59, also owns a $20 million Pacific Palisades mansion.