Three years ago, “Law & Order” franchise creator Dick Wolf agreed to pay monthly support of $100,000 to his third ex-wife Noelle Lippman as part of their divorce settlement — a substantial amount of money, but also a tiny fraction of the Hollywood mega-producer’s monthly income, widely reported to be $15 million. (And an even tinier fraction of Wolf’s $600 million net worth.)
Wolf also gave Lippman this stylish mansion, which is located near Santa Barbara, albeit not in the celebrity-swarmed Montecito neighborhood. Built in 2017, the contemporary home is located in the unincorporated Hope Ranch community just up the coast. The 11,000-square-foot structure’s architecture takes cues from both extravagant Moroccan design and European minimalism, according to the listing, and the hillside property is private and secluded, hidden behind big gates on a private cul-de-sac.
Lippman first put the house up for sale last March, though it took more than a year to find a buyer. The roughly $18.2 million sale price is substantially less than the $23 million the former actress originally sought, but it’s also comfortably above the $14.8 million Wolf paid three years ago, before deeding the property over to Lippman.
Per records, the new owners are a married couple in their 30s who hail from Nashville, Tenn., he the cofounder of IT consultant firm GlideFast Consulting. Last month, GlideFast was acquired by publicly-traded ASGN Inc. for a whopping $350 million in cash.
Set on 2.3 landscaped acres, the Hope Ranch estate includes a 75-foot swimming pool, mature palms, pivoting iron-and-glass doors throughout and distant ocean views.
Inside, beige stone floors and creamy plaster walls collude to give the place “an ethereal pallet,” per the listing, and there are both stairs and an elevator linking the home’s two levels. Both upstairs and downstairs feature their own primary suite, the lower with seamless access to the outdoor gardens and the upper with glimpses of the Pacific from a private balcony. Also on the premises are a media/screening room, an indoor spa with a sauna, a home gym, multiple “hidden” courtyards and terraces, a cactus garden and an orchard of fruit-bearing trees.