Larry David’s former Montecito home has been listed for $7.5 million – Robb Report
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In the fall of 2021, “Curbed Your Enthusiasm” creator and star Larry David spent $5.7 million to buy a historic home in the Hedgerow neighborhood in the celebrity-studded coastal community of Montecito, Calif., which he splurged on after just eight months. For $6.9 million.
Like David, the buyer also appears to have caught a real estate whirlwind because the property went on the market earlier this year for $8 million, and the asking price has since been reduced to $7.5 million. The list is maintained by Tyler Kallenbach at Compass.
Designed and built in 1929 in the French Normandy style by famed architect George Washington Smith—a departure from the Spanish Colonial Revival style homes for which he was widely known—the stately if modestly proportioned home measures just under 2,900 square feet with Four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.
Located just one mile from the downtown coastal area, the entrance to the home is along a narrow one-way driveway. Vintage character abounds outside and inside, and behind the simple, unassuming navy blue front door, the interiors lean toward elegance and comfort rather than luxury. Custom finishes and expert craftsmanship work together with delicately patterned wallpaper and floral curtains to create an upscale, comfortable and casual environment.
The living room’s soaring wood-beamed ceiling rests on a stone fireplace. Chunky exposed wood adds rustic character to the adjacent dining room. A large servants’ pantry connects the dining room to the kitchen. Guest bedrooms are spacious, and guest bathrooms have been updated with vintage charm, while the master bedroom offers a walk-in closet and an unexpectedly large bathroom with a deep chrome soaking tub.
The back of the house is covered in vines, and the five-acre varied gardens include brick terraces and paths, a built-in potting bench, several citrus trees, and a metal tea house.
Tax records indicate that the seller has already purchased another, larger and no less charming home in the same neighborhood, while David went on to purchase another, much larger Montecito home last year for $7.6 million. He also maintains residences in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles and on Martha’s Vineyard.
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