Last year in June (yeah it's 2011 now!), Drew Barrymore every so quietly scooped up a picturesque, two-acre estate in Montecito, CA, with five bedrooms and six and two-half baths for $5.7 million. Now the word is finally out, and we're able to take a peek at her new home.
The house was built in 1937 in Monterey Colonial style, a Californian style very much influenced by New England architecture. It features lush landscaping, a terrace, an expansive yard, abundant gardens, and citrus and avocado trees, and it's close to beaches and trails. There are elegant moldings throughout, and the living room and study in particular feature gorgeous wood paneling. The main house has an extended guest wing, and there's also a guesthouse with a detached two-car garage, so Drew has plenty of space for guests!
Continue reading to hear more and take the full tour.
Judging from the office of Drew's Flower Films production company, which was designed by Ruthie Sommers, Drew is very much a traditionalist; I'd describe her style as colorful and classic. Her new Montecito home very much agrees with that aesthetic. While the bones of this house speak for itself, the former owner's decor is a bit staid, and some rooms have exceeded the allowed maximum of faux fur and animal prints! So I'm eager to see how she turns it all around. I wonder if she'll be hiring Sommers to design this home as well?
Take the tour of Barrymore's home below, and tell me which room is your favorite! Would you like to live here?