Six-time Golden Globe winner Rob Lowe and his wife, Sheryl, a jewelry designer, recently listed their Mt. Vernon-inspired home in Montecito for an eye-popping $47M. Built by the Lowe’s in the mid 2000’s when they bought the 3.4-acres of land, this dazzling couple and their two sons essentially grew up on the property. Now that their sons are out and about in the world, it’s time for the couple to move into their next life phase somewhere else.
Oakview, as the Lowe’s named the property, has 6 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms. On the first floor, the traditional living room with crown moldings and wood paneling has a fireplace and three sets of French doors that open onto the veranda and backyard. A large kitchen splashed with Carrara marble anchors the formal dining room with its own fireplace and French doors that open onto the veranda and backyard. A commercial kitchen downstairs underneath the “family” kitchen was designed for a catering team brought in to service large family/friend/business gatherings. A dumbwaiter connects the two kitchens.
Also on Oakview’s first floor is a piano bar, another fireplace and a wet bar that includes a wine refrigerator and 1,800 bottle wine room. A family room, library, morning room, home theater, home gym and self contained office with its own koi pond, veranda and waterfall round out the first floor.
Most all of the bedrooms are upstairs. The master bedroom has two bathrooms and walk-in closets.
Oakview’s outdoor environment has everything one could possibly want. A tennis court with elevated seating to view matches, rose gardens, a guesthouse and pool and pool house leave plenty of room for a large grass area upon which to play football, croquet, and badminton.
When Architectural Digest featured Oakview in one of its 2016 issues, Lowe told the magazine, “A house has to be comfortable, able to withstand the simultaneous traffic of teenagers playing football on the lawn, barbecuing on the patio and me slipping off to write.”
In the midst of last year’s fires and mudslides, Oakview was completely untouched and unharmed by damage. Lowe sends his very best wishes to Oakview’s next owners and hopes that another family will enjoy this dreamy slice of paradise as much as he and his family have.