Business and News from The Golden State
By DONNA BALANCIA
MONTECITO – Jeff and Susan Bridges’ Tuscan-style estate in Montecito, Calif., has sold for $15.9 million.
There’s sentimental value here as the home is where the Bridges raised their three daughters. The empty nesters no longer need such a big home, at 9,593 square feet, it’s one of the most impressive mansions in the Santa Barbara region.
The home boasts a remarkable view of the Channel Islands, a strand of island gems in the Pacific ocean.
The Bridges bought the property from Kenny Loggins in 1994 and at that time, paid $7 million for it. They put it up for sale in 2015 for $29.5 million.
The land also has fruit trees, hiking trails and a vineyard.
Jeff, who has carved out a terrific film career with roles ranging from the innocent alien from Starman and Bad Blake from Crazy Heart, to The Dude from The Big Lebowski, has been making some cool music with his band Jeff Bridges and The Abiders. The music is country-leaning and fun. Check it out:
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