Oprah Winfrey, sold her $14.8 million Mediterranean-style Montecito mansion to compatriot Jennifer Aniston, according to the Real Etalker website.
The sale marks the latest high-end real estate deal in the star-studded seaside town where celebrities like Ellen Degeneres and Ariana Grande have made their fortunes.
Celebrity homes Ellen DeGeneres and Adam Levine have earned their second fortune by buying and selling some of Montecito’s most lavish properties. The latest on the A-list to make money.
Oprah Winfrey, the media giant, whose records show profitably selling a large property in two separate deals totaling about $17 million dollars.
After Oprah Winfrey sold her former estate in Montecito, California, for $14.8 million, the details of what happened over the next 18 months were a bit hazy. But she apparently split Shuman’s old estate into two parts and sold half of each to different buyers, both of whom were friends of hers. In mid-August two cabins were sold for $2.3 million to Bob Greene, Winfrey’s longtime personal trainer, and property manager. The following week, the main Mediterranean home was given to actress Jennifer Aniston for nearly $14.8 million.
Jennifer Aniston’s new home is a custom-built dream home with everything you’d expect from an ideal property.
The grounds include manicured gardens, a large lawn with a motorized yard that can hold fifteen cars, and dozens of mature oak trees. A decades-old listing mentions the home’s “panoramic ocean and mountain views,” which could be a big selling point here.
Oprah Winfrey still owns many other homes, including the much larger estate right next to Aniston’s new home-a $30 million resort she quietly acquire in 2012 from Diandra Luker, ex-wife of actor Michael Douglas. But the Own Network founder’s primary residence remains her 66-acre “Promised Land” estate (below), located elsewhere in Montecito and anchored by a 20,000-square-foot mansion.
For Jennifer Aniston, her primary residence will probably remain the lavish Los Angeles home she bought in 2012 for $21 million. Perched atop a hill in the Bel Air district, the “Friends” started a major renovation to this mid-century modern structure, built in 1965 by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones