Vivid Entertainment’s Bill Asher dumps $14.5 million in Montecito

The Montecito/Santa Barbara area has recently seen a spate of mega-dollar real estate closings — property transfers for well into the eight figures, the latest of which went down last week. A gorgeous estate just north of the quaint downtown shops on Coast Village Road was quietly sold. Christened El Cielito, the lavish compound was designed […]

Entrepreneur Dwayne Clark drops $18 million in Carpinteria

Although far less flashy, Carpinteria’s Padaro Lane is to Santa Barbara essentially what Malibu’s Carbon Beach is to LA. At least in terms of residents. It’s an oceanfront stretch of sand where hordes of billionaire (and near-billionaire) folks congregate, many of whom are famous. Numerous big-name entrepreneur and showbiz homeowners own on Padaro — Ellen […]

Google’s Jen Fitzpatrick drops $10 million on Carpinteria’s Sand Point

It’s a sunny Friday — a perfect time to hit the beach. Let’s eschew the typical Malibu haunts and head over to Carpinteria’s Sand Point Road, way up in beautiful Santa Barbara County. For y’all newbies, Carpinteria is a quaint little oceanside town located just southeast of the much ritzier Montecito neighborhood. Sand Point Road […]

Pasadena’s record-breaking Arden Villa lists at a massive loss

The city of Pasadena, located in LA’s oft-overlooked San Gabriel Valley, is renowned for its old-world charm, the annual Tournament of Roses, and the area’s historic architecture — particularly that of homes in the southernmost part of the city. Down yonder, below the bustling 210 freeway, the tree-dotted streets are broad and the lots exceptionally […]