Rob Lowe’s American-Style Manor Is On the Market for a Cool $47 Million

Lowe and his wife, Sheryl, even employed a feng shui master in the design of the Montecito estate

Rob Lowe speaks during AOL BUILD speaker series in New York City.
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Actor Rob Lowe is selling his Montecito estate for $47 million. With its Classical American style that feels more Mount Vernon than Santa Barbara, it’s hard to believe the property isn’t in the Virginia countryside. Yet, with views of the Pacific Ocean and the Ynez mountains from the tennis court, it’s unmistakably California.

Upon purchasing the property with his wife, the jewelry designer Sheryl Lowe, in 2005 for $8.5 million, Lowe wanted to create a home that bridged his Virginia roots with their contemporary California lifestyle. But with their “boys now out of the house,” according to Lowe, they’re looking ahead to the next “real estate adventure.”

Rob Lowe’s Oakview manor is styled after classical American architecture and resides on 3.4 acres in Montecito. Photo: Jim Bartsch for Sotheby's International Realty

Named “Oakview” for the large trees that surround the home, the 10,000-square-foot estate was crafted by architect Don Nulty, interior designer David Phoneix,  and landscape architect Mark Rios. The Lowes even employed a feng shui master, David Cho, to consult on the decor. It’s nestled on 3.4 acres and includes a pool, a tennis court, gardens, a koi pond, a two-bedroom guest house, and a custom outdoor kitchen area with a wood-burning pizza oven.

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The interiors are equally as impressive, with 20 harmonious rooms designed by Cho that include six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, a “West Wing” home office, screening room, formal dining/living spaces, family kitchen and commercial kitchen spaces, and piano bar.

Aerial view of the Oakview estate’s t expansive lawn, reflecting pond, and tennis court with the Ynez mountains in the background. Photo: Jim Bartsch for Sotheby's International Realty

“Rob and Sheryl have achieved the impossible, creating a home that lives with the conveniences of new construction but with character that rivals one of Santa Barbara’s most architecturally significant historic estates,” says Sotheby’s listing agent Suzanne Perkins. “Oakview shows equal appreciation for history and modernity.”

The living room. Photo: Jim Bartsch for Sotheby's International Realty
The dining room. Photo: Jim Bartsch for Sotheby's International Realty
The kitchen features a Calcutta-marble central island. Photo: Jim Bartsch for Sotheby's International Realty
Outdoor loggia features an oversized fireplace with space for living and dining. Photo: Jim Bartsch for Sotheby's International Realty
The swimming pool area includes a spa and waterfall. Photo: Jim Bartsch for Sotheby's International Realty
Views of the Pacific Ocean from the expansive grounds. Photo: Jim Bartsch for Sotheby's International Realty

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