“The Dude” Jeff Bridges Former Estate in Santa Barbara (sold)

985 Hot Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Actor Jeff Bridges — beloved as The Dude in “The Big Lebowski” and bestowed with an Oscar for his role in “Crazy Heart” — and his wife, Susan, are ready to pass the 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath house to a new owner after raising their daughters there and finding a smaller place nearby.

The couple bought the 19-acre spread in 1994 from musician Kenny Loggins, and they’re handling its sale like true Hollywood royalty: Right up front.

Listing photos include a shot of personal pictures and memorabilia, and Susan gave an interview to the Wall Street Journal in which she shared her husband’s love of the property’s aloe trees and his “fort,” “a quiet spot with a hammock, swings and benches, where he occasionally makes pottery.”

Description: “Spectacular Tuscan Estate property in Montecito. Grand residence of approx. 9,535 sq.ft. on approx. 19.5 acres. Stunning ocean and mountain views. Lavish grand hallway, soaring ceilings and gracious Living, Dining and Family rooms. Stone terraces overlook the natural gardens dotted with oaks and Italian cypress. Home features beautiful Master suite; 3 en-suite guest bedrooms, kitchen with eat-in breakfast room; home office; and private Tower study opens to a fabulous roof terrace with panoramic views. Attached to the home is a 1-bedroom guest cottage. In addition there is a detached music studio/home theater; beautiful pool and deck area with kitchen and changing rooms; four car garage. Beautiful lower garden with modern sculpture fountain includes walking paths and fruit orchard. A secluded 2-bedroom cottage and caretakers unit is sited on the lower property. This gracious estate reminiscent of the hilltop villages of Italy offers the utmost in privacy, charm and Old World elegance. ”

  • 985 Hot Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • Listing agent: Sandy Stahl

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Estimated value

$9,500,000 (for sale status unknown)


985 Hot Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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