Want to live as big as The Big Lebowski?
The nearly 20-acre compound of Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges and wife Susan is now on the market at an asking price of $29.5 million.
The couple’s picture-perfect home, listed by Sotheby’s, sits nestled in the hills of tony Montecito, Calif., and boasts over 9,500-square-feet of living space, including 4 bedroom and 5.5 baths.
The home, which was built in 1988 and designed by architect Berry Berkus, is a “sprawling, rustic-meets-refined Tuscan-style affair dubbed Villa Santa Lucia,” according to Variety.
The large living room features oak floors, an antique stone fireplace, wood beams on the ceiling from a century-old bridge and towering, arched French doors that open to a loggia and stone terrace with a properly panoramic ocean view.
The center island kitchen has an informal dining area with French doors that open to both the main terrace off the living room and an oak-shaded dining terrace while the separate family room has a vaulted exposed wood ceiling, fireplace set into a herringbone-patterned brick wall and additional French doors that lead out to the dining terrace.
There is a service wing, 1,000-plus-square-foot four-car garage as well as a basement with a wine cellar and wet bar.
The master suite features a sitting area with fireplace and expansive ocean views and a walk-in closet Variety notes is “larger than most Manhattan studio apartments.”
A stairway outside the master suite ascends to a third-floor tower lounge/meditation room with a fireplace (one of six in the main house) and direct access to a nearly 650-square-foot stone balustraded roof terrace with “spine tingling views that sweep over the mansion-dotted hills and dales of Montecito and out over the ocean to the Channel Islands,” says Variety.
The estate also includes a one-bedroom and one-bathroom caretaker’s apartment attached to a 1,823-square-foot guesthouse where a curved living/dining/kitchen area is flanked by two en suite bedrooms. Another guesthouse is linked to the main house by a rose-covered arbor, and an additional structure, accessible from the main house via a charming footbridge across a babbling brook, houses a state-of-the-art screening room and recording studio.
The compound also includes private hiking trails, a pond-style swimming pool edged with boulders and fed by a recirculating waterfall, an elevated and stone-tiled sunbathing terrace with over-the treetops ocean view as well as a small pond, a terraced hillside vineyard, and extensive, pathway-laced gardens planted with specimen and fruit trees and lit by antique light posts.
The Bridges purchased the home in 1993 for an undisclosed amount from “Footloose” singer Kenny Loggins.