The famous talk show host, Oscar-nominated actress, and media magnet worth an estimated $ 3billion has paid almost $30 million for a sprawling equestrian estate on the California coast. The 23-acre farm in Montecito, Santa Barbara, comes complete with all the facilities you’d expect of a deluxe equestrian ranch — covered stalls, spacious pens, paddocks, riding and exercise areas.
This is the first time in almost four decades that Seamair Farm has gone on the market. Previous owners John Charles Pritzlaff Jr. and Mary Dell Olin Pritzlaff, of the American chemical giant Olin Corporation, brought the property in 1977.
The main house was designed by architect Cliff May, whose signature “California Ranch House” usually featured a long, low roof. Spread over 5,000 square feet, the house possesses four bedrooms, four fireplaces, and overlooks a pool. The luxurious ranch has views of both the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains, however does not come with any actual horses regardless of the perfect stables availed.
According to Sage Auctions which managed the sale, the 62 year old queen of daytime TV and President of media and entertainment company Harpo Productions personally visited the site numerous times before making her winning auction bid.
“She had a number of experts inspect different aspects of the property and paid extensive due diligence to the property package we provided.” they told reporters.This is the latest property purchase for Winfrey who reportedly bought a $14million ski chalet in Colorado late last year