It’s officially a wrap for Conan O’Brien in Carpinteria! After seven years of ownership, the 59-year-old comedian — best known for his lengthy career as a late-night talk show host — has decided to part ways with his oceanfront getaway in the exclusive Santa Barbara County enclave.
He’s asking a whopping $16.5 million for the two-building structure, which was built way back in the late 1950s. Though that’s a significant increase over the $7.9 million O’Brien and his longtime wife Liza paid for the place in May 2015, the place has undergone an extensive remodel.
Tucked away on a 0.41-acre oceanside parcel offering sweeping coastline views paired with 50 feet of beach frontage, the property features a two-bedroom, one-bath main house with just over 990 square feet of living space up top, and a nearly 400-square-foot playroom/gym down below with access to a changing room/shower, half-bath and surfboard storage.
Attached to the two-car, Tesla charging station-equipped garage fronting the spread is an approximately 1,151-square-foot guesthouse offering two distinct accommodations — one an upstairs penthouse-style setup holding a living room, kitchenette, full bath and bedroom boasting a wraparound deck overlooking mountain vistas, and another on the lower level hosting a bedroom and bath
A gated gravel driveway off to the side of the garage leads to the main house, which rests adjacent to a carport with room for two vehicles and additional parking for several guests. Inside, a soaring great room displays a contemporary wood-burning stove and bi-folding glass doors spilling out to an ocean-view deck adorned with a barbecue, built-in seating and plenty of room for al fresco dining, plus two sets of steps leading down to a small grassy lawn and the beach beyond.
Back inside, a galley-style kitchen is outfitted with open shelving, granite countertops, high-end stainless appliances and an eat-in peninsula; and two bedrooms share a balcony, as well as a windowed bath equipped with dual vanities and a glass-encased shower.
In addition to the for-sale beach house, which is listed by Kathleen Winter of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, O’Brien also owns a sprawling Pacific Palisades mansion he paid around $19.5 million for back in summer 2011.