Santa Barbara, California – $50 million
In 2001, Santa Barbara welcomed another big baller to the neighborhood. Oprah Winfrey purchased El Descanso, a 23,000 square foot Georgian style house with views of the ocean and mountains. Oprah was visiting the property for her magazine, when she decided she had to have it. The Montecito Estate has a high tech gourmet kitchen to compliment the lush gardens, 6 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 10 fireplaces, and a guest house with a pool. Can’t forget the barn, orchard, wine cellar, tennis court, indoor state of the art theater and an outdoor theater, two ponds and a man made lake.