Rob Lowe has finally sold his Montecito mansion – and, wow, this is one stunning home we wish we had the $45-odd million to buy. Lowe's home is that rare thing in the world of celebrity houses – both luxurious and understated. Basically, it's the sort of house we can easily see ourselves living in, but with several amazing extras.
- Find more wonderful real homes – from cute English cottages to brilliant self builds on our dedicated page
The outdoor area of the Montecito house (opens in new tab) alone has everything you could possible want: outdoor fireplaces, extensive relaxation areas, and outdoor kitchen, a pool and spa...the list goes on, and it's the sort of outdoor space that would've made coronavirus lockdown more than bearable. There's even a koi carp pond – very Zen.
The interior decor is remarkably elegant and tasteful, with lounges, eight bedrooms, eleven baths, office, library-music room with bar, family room, various conversation rooms and nooks, movie theater, home gym and expansive wine cellar.
For us, though, the enormous white kitchen has to be the star of this breathtakingly beautiful home. It's so big and well designed, with a classic wood-and-white-marble look that's impossible to resist. But also, see the extra room in the photo? That's a separate catering kitchen for the many awesome parties that the home has no doubt hosted over the years.
But wait – just as we thought there was no more to marvel at, there's this: this, folks, is one of the the eleven bathrooms. How's this for your morning shower?
What we really like about this house is the careful use of materials and accessories throughout, from the warm wood floors to the beautiful designer lamps. Who knew Rob Lowe had such an eye for interior detail? Now we're curious to know where he'll move onto – and who will be the lucky new occupant of this near-perfect celebrity home.