Sprawling over 23,000-square feet, Oprah’s stunning California estate is valued at more than $100 million and ranks amongst the most lavish and luxurious celebrity homes. The much-loved star has spared no expense to refurbish the estate with a wide array of amenities and facilities, including her very own tea house.
Oprah bought the estate for $50 million back in 2001, and since then, she has made multiple land additions, opulent renovations, and curated a stunning rose garden. The estate features six expansive bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, two home theatres, ten fireplaces, a massive guesthouse with a pool, a tennis court, a wine cellar, and even Oprah’s very own lake.
The estate offers an abundance of outdoor spaces, such as orchards brimming with vibrant rose bushes and idyllic ponds carved with sleek marbles and ceramics. What’s more, she has her own tea house where she can treat her friends and loved ones.
The Promised Land
Oprah Winfrey commands a flourishing real estate portfolio of multimillion-dollar properties across the world, but her California estate is undoubtedly the crown jewel of her portfolio. Growing up with humble means and a downtrodden shack to call home, Oprah had always hoped and dreamt for a picture-perfect home to call her own.
She very aptly named the Montecito estate the Promised Land, and this 42-acre property is absolutely and utterly breathtaking. Oprah first saw this dreamy property back in 2001, when she was invited to attend a party there. It was love at first sight for Oprah, and she wasted no time in persuading the former owners, Robert and Marlene Veloz, to sell the estate to her even though they had no intentions to sell.
Oprah promptly wrote a cheque of over $50 million, and today, her investment has paid off tremendously, crossing the $100 million mark. Today, the stunning Promised Land estate sprawls 70 acres, as Oprah kept on brokering deals to add more land from the properties nearby. Oprah’s mansion is positioned in the center of the estate, sprawling over 23,000 square feet, it is a glorious specimen of neo-Georgian architecture.
The grounds and gardens surrounding the mansion are beautifully manicured and landscaped, with vibrant rose bushes, fountains, and terraces created a tranquility-inducing ambiance. We adore how the estate is brimming with relaxing outdoor spaces and idyllic gardens.
After moving in, Oprah undertook a massive renovation and revamping project to give the mansion a much more relaxed vibe and a homely warmth. She did away with the boring striped wallpaper and antique fixtures and brought into New England style furniture, intensely comfortable seating and chairs, and eclectic color schemes.
We simply adore the welcoming aura of the dining room with its subdued beige color palette, and the kitchen, which is the beating heart of the mansion. The mansion features multiple living rooms and lounging spaces, a massive library, and two home theatres-one indoors and one outdoors.
Oprah’s estate is closely aligned with her personality and her love for outdoor spaces, eclectic color tones and contemporary aesthetics entwined with classic trends.