Celebrity homes for sale don’t come more surprising than funny man and apparently, late-blooming novelist, Steve Martin’s. He has recently put this 7,377-square-foot Montecito post-modern mansion up for sale for $10,999,500.
Famed for his silly-man roles as goofy, accident-prone dad, Steve Martin has also made a successful second career as a novelist, but it’s his Venice Beach original Roland E. Coate Jr designed property that you’ll want to read all about.
Steve has called this home typical brutalist designed home for ten years, which is considered to be a work-of-art. The design is unique yet in keeping with the concrete and brick architecture which was on trend in the 1970s. Sited in a 5.86 acre compound, it has ocean views, four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a three-car garage and even a detached guest house. Oh and don’t forget the pool.
The home measures 7,377-square-foot and all the doors and walls are concrete too. It also comes with outdoor cylindrical concrete sculptures. The views over the hills and to the ocean are magnificent and can be viewed from every room.
Take a look at the photos below. Be prepared to be surprised at the contrast between outside and in. Whilst the outside has a definite bunker or prison feel, the inside is light, airy and plush with… pastel colours. It’s obvious Steve likes a pastel settee, or three.
The multi-talented actor and writer, last appeared on our screes in “The Big Year” with Jack Black in 2011 but more recently was the voice of Captain Smek in the animations“Almost Home” and “Home.” His writing has become well-known over the years such as the novel “The Underpants,” and he has even written a stage play of the book, entitled ‘underpants’ and writes music. The title song from his co-written CD (with Edie Brickell) “Love Has Come for You,”actually won a grammy last last year.
The listing is being managed by Suzanne Perkins at Sotheby’s International Realty.
photo credit: Curbed