Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have gone extremely well with their original home in California, buying a $ 14.65 million property in the heart of down Montecito, the coastal enclave of Santa Barbara County, which is the famous home of a heavyweight collective in Hollywood.
The names of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not appear in property-related grant actions – records show the property was quietly sold in mid-June for a mysterious trust with a vague name, although it happens that the trust share a mailing address with the offices of longtime Hollywood business manager Meghan Markle.
Public documents also reveal that buyers secured a $ 9.5 million mortgage to acquire the 7.4-hectare complex, which is secured on a closed private road. Despite the indisputably heavy price, it can be argued that Meghan and Harry marked the property with a discount of sorts ̵1; the seller, low-profile Russian businessman Sergei Grishin, acquired the property in 2009 for $ 25.3 million and had tried to sell it many times over. last decade before finally accepting a financial loss plus $ 10 million.
Built in 2003, the main Mediterranean-style house includes a beige and white decoration bait, plus a library, gym, separate and dry saunas, elevator, arcade, games room and home theater. There is also a detached guesthouse with two bedrooms and a bathroom; in total, the property boasts nearly 19,000 square feet of living space with a total of 9 bedrooms and 16 whopping bathrooms.
Listings of dates indicate that the property also offers a “tea house”, a “children’s cottage”, and extremely beautiful manicured grounds, which boast lush rose gardens, centuries-old olive trees and tall Italian cypress trees. which likely cost a small fortune to maintain. A full-size tennis court, a lane pool and a children’s play area, especially elaborate, integrated, are among the many outdoor amenities.
Meghan and Harry, who first relocated to the state in early 2020, previously resided in a fortified complex owned by Tyler Perry, whom they met through mutual friend Oprah Winfrey.
Montecito may be located two hours northwest of downtown LA by car, but celebrities have flocked to the area in recent years – the quiet atmosphere and mostly neighborhood paparazzi provide a welcome retreat from Hollywood’s hectic hustle and bustle and its surroundings. Residents of the current area include Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen DeGeneres, Ariana Grande and – perhaps most famously – Oprah Winfrey herself, the nearly 70-acre “Promised Land” complex is considered one of the richest assets in Southern California.