Rob Lowe’s Palatial Montecito Estate Lists For $42.5M

Rob Lowe’s Palatial Montecito Estate Lists For $42.5M

By Kathryn M.
Sprawling across 10,000 square feet, the opulent home offers six bedrooms, 11 baths, and masterfully manicured grounds.

American actor, producer, and director Rob Lowe is officially parting ways with his family residence in Montecito, California. Known as the Oakview Estate, the palatial abode was meticulously designed in 2010 by award-winning architect Don Nulty with the help of Feng Shui master David Cho. Although boasting classic American manor details, the property is also infused with countless modern amenities.

The Oakview Estate sits east of Santa Barbara in Montecito, California, at the foothills of the striking Santa Ynez Mountains.

On a 3.4-acre lot in the picturesque foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, the two-story estate takes in breathtaking views of the nearby Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands.

The home was built in 2010 by Santa Barbara–based architect Don Nulty and Feng shui master David Cho. A striking example of classic, East Coast–inspired American architecture, the residence boasts exquisite custom detailing and chic, modern comforts.

With some 10,000 square feet, the residence has been crafted for entertaining. It features six bedrooms, 11 baths, a chef-caliber kitchen (along with an additional catering kitchen), and a state-of-the-art theater.

A look at the formal living area with French doors out to the backyard patio. Hardwood lines multiple living areas throughout the house, while detailed crown moldings and custom architectural millwork decorate the crisp white walls.

A standalone two-bedroom guest house is also located on the property, as well as a championship-style tennis court with dual viewing ares. Scroll ahead to take a peek in and around the estate, currently listed for $42,500,000.

The bright and airy chef-caliber kitchen also offers custom cabinetry, high-end appliances, a marble-topped central island, and an abundance of seating.

A wet bar appears to be well-stocked and ready for entertaining.

With seating for at least eight, the formal dining area is just steps from the kitchen.

A view of the family room. Here, additional French doors lead out to a spacious veranda, which offers views of the vast lawn, gardens, and ocean beyond.

Custom shelving line walls at the top of the landing, offering plenty of space to showcase books, collections, and other memorabilia.

The calming color palette and detailed crown molding continues throughout the home, including in the six bedrooms. Large doors and windows open the bedrooms to the outdoors.

A spacious wardrobe is located in the master suite. 

Ample windows allow natural light to illuminate every area of the interiors, including the game room. The recreation area offers space for billiards, cards, or gaming.

A look at the home's top-of-the-line theater, perfect for movie screenings and gatherings.

Near the sparkling pool is an 800-square-foot cabana, complete with its own kitchen and bedroom. 

Though the home offers a private retreat, it is conveniently located just a couple of minutes from the shops on Montecito’s Coast Village Road and some of California’s finest beaches.

The Oakview Estate is currently listed for $42,500,000 by Eric Haskell of The Agency and Luke Ebbin of Compass.

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