Mary Falconer-Williams, advertising writer
Nestled in the coastal beauty of California’s Santa Barbara County is the area known as Montecito. A lush area, Montecito is known for its cool Mediterranean climate, ocean views and natural beauty. Since the filmmaking boon in the 1910s, it has been home to many artists and media tycoons. Now there will be one. Actor, producer and beauty maven Drew Barrymore has listed her historic Montecito estate for sale.
The site of her 2012 outdoor wedding to Will Kopelman, Barrymore’s home was built in 1937. The gorgeous estate includes approximately 2 acres of secluded gardens, mountain views, expansive lawn and citrus and avocado trees. The back porch and connected stone patio tempt visitors to sit a while and take in the stunning surroundings.
The 6,000 square-foot home is decorated with Barrymore’s famously quirky, flower child sense of style. (Her production company, Flower Films, and Walmart exclusive makeup line, Flower Cosmetics, further reveal her devotion to all things flowery.)
The estate includes a gorgeous library with hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves and a cozy fireplace. The sunny kitchen is decorated with yellow checkerboard tiles and an icy blue, retro refrigerator. This home is built to play host to large functions with an expansive formal dining room and two ranges, two refrigerators and an extra large island in the kitchen.
Each of the six gorgeous bedrooms includes access to the lush outdoor landscaping. Many of the rooms are painted in cool neutral colors creating an inviting atmosphere for sleep, contemplation or to simply admire some of the best outdoor views that Santa Barbara has to offer. The nursery is a shady olive color with large windows and French doors.
In true California-girl style, the garage is roomy enough to host a rec-room with spaces for your vehicles, bicycles and surfboards.
The estate has a separate guest apartment and ample parking. It is listed at $7.5 million dollars.
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Photos included are from the multiple listing services.