Stunning Vineyard Estate In Montecito sells for $15.9 million owned by Jeff Bridges

Oscar-winning actor and singer Jeff Bridges and his wife, Susan, have sold their estate in the Montecito foothills for $15.925 million, about half the original asking price of $29.5 million.

Called Villa Santa Lucia, the 19.5-acre property centers on a Tuscan-inspired main house designed by Santa Barbara architect Barry Berkus and built in 1988. An 1,800-square-foot detached guesthouse, a guest cottage and a detached theater/recording studio also lie within grounds filled with mature oaks, olive trees and Italian cypress.

Fronted by a stone-lined motor court, the home opens through a hand-carved front door to a formal entry hall lined with thick stone pillars and topped with cascading groin vault ceilings. Terra-cotta pavers line the hallway, which leads to a sunken living room anchored by an antique stone fireplace. French doors off the living room area open to a terrace with ocean views.

Also within the 9,535 square feet of interior space is a library/study featuring rough-sawn beams reclaimed from East Coast bridges and a study/meditation room that opens to a roof deck. A stairwell beside the master suite, one of six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, extends upward to a third-floor tower room.

Outdoors, expanses of lawn and decking surround the stone-edged swimming pool. Elsewhere are fruit orchards, vineyards, hiking trails and a footbridge that crosses a running stream. A separate theater and recording studio sit beyond the motor court.

The estate had been listed for $18.5 million prior to closing, records show. The property once was owned by Grammy-winning musician Kenny Loggins. The Bridgeses paid slightly less than $7 million for the estate in 1994, according to Los Angeles Times reports at the time.

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