Larry David has sold his Montecito home – DIRT

Move over Ellen DeGeneres, there’s another homemade pinball machine encroaching on your territory! Less than a year after Larry David shelled out more than $5.7 million for a French Norman-style cottage in the affluent enclave of Montecito, Santa Barbara County, the comedian, writer, actor and producer of Brooklyn-born television has already handed over the keys to a new owner. , as first reported by Siteline Santa Barbara.

Records show the property went to an elderly couple from Vero Beach, Florida, for $6.9 million – $1.2 million more than the ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ creator and star originally paid for the place about 11 months ago, in October 2021.

Since the house was never offered on the open market, it is unclear whether David undertook any alterations during his short tenure. But previous listings note that the 1920s residence – originally designed by famed local architect George Washington Smith, in an unusual departure from its typical Spanish Colonial Revival vernacular – was recently renovated to “incorporate luxury and modern conveniences”.

Tucked away on a sought-after street in the exclusive community of Hedgerow, steps from the Upper and Lower Villages of Montecito, the creamy stucco, hip-roofed structure features four bedrooms and five bathrooms spread over just over 2,800 square feet. two-storey square and has an attached two-car garage in front.

On the ground floor, the living room particularly stands out with an exposed beam ceiling, a stone fireplace and French doors opening onto the backyard. Other highlights include a chandelier-topped dining area that connects via a butler’s pantry to an updated kitchen with green-hued cabinetry, a patterned tile backsplash, and high-end appliances. stainless steel range. There is also an office space.

Upstairs, the main retreat features a large walk-in closet, as well as a vintage-inspired soaking tub fitted with two porcelain sinks, a clawfoot tub and a stand-alone shower. Outside, the manicured grounds are fringed with citrus trees and span less than a quarter acre; and while there’s no pool, there are winding walkways, a fire pit, and a spacious brick patio ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining.

In addition to his recently sold Montecito villa, David, 75, and his producer wife Ashley Underwood also maintain a primary residence in Pacific Palisades and two cottages elsewhere in that area, as well as a longtime Massachusetts retreat on Martha’s. Vineyard.

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