By Stacey Staum
Villa Santa Lucia, a 19.5-acre estate nestled in the foothills of Montecito owned by actor Jeff Bridges, has been listed for $29.5 million. The Tuscan-inspired home marries rustic and refined tastes, and boasts breathtaking south-facing views of the coastline. Old World elegance is evident in the monumental stone columns, wrought-iron sconces, oak floors, antique stone fireplaces and cathedral ceilings, paying tribute to the evolving architectural styles of the Tuscan hillside. The estate includes a 9,535-square-foot main home, a three-bedroom guesthouse, a caretaker’s cottage, an auxiliary garage with a home theater and a recording studio, and a pool house with a trellis-covered patio.
Source: Suzanne Perkins, Sotheby’s International Realty
The .6-acre Nashville property of country superstar Dierks Bentley is currently on the market for $1.7 million. Built in 1930, the renovated home offers a contemporary open floor plan with four bedrooms, four baths, a modern gourmet eat-in kitchen boasting stainless steel appliances and a formal dining room. Elegant details throughout the interior and exterior of the rustic home include wood finishes, two stone fireplaces, abundant natural light and a clay-tiled roof. Outdoors, a lushly landscaped backyard and children’s swing set complement the poolside lounging area. A well-appointed guesthouse and an oversized two-car garage are also included.
Source: Barbara Moutenot, Village Real Estate Services