oprah’s southern california horse ranch
the media mogul shelled out nearly $30 million for a 23-acre estate in montecito.
Published Feb 10, 2016 5:00 AM
Also known as the “Seamair Farm,” the palatial property is located right next door to Winfrey’s current compound: a 42-acre farm she calls “The Promised Land.”
Designed by esteemed local architect Cliff May, the extravagant equestrian estate includes a multi-winged main house, three separate guest lodges, and an enormous barn with several state-of-the-art stables. The 5,016 square foot central residence offers four bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, five fireplaces, a formal family room, and a lower subterranean level.
In addition to a full kitchen and spacious living area, the colossal spread holds three different guest suites, each with its own private bathroom and glass doors that open to the gardens outside.
The master suite features an entry sitting room—complete with a wet bar and fireplace—two offices, two bathrooms, three closets (with a wardrobe-filled dressing hall), and a personal patio with an outdoor fire pit.
And if all of those amenities still don’t seem to justify the steep price tag, the regal ranch also boasts a huge swimming pool, two private water wells, multiple horse-riding rings, and a two-acre avocado orchard.