February 23rd, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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One of the largest properties in Montecito has been sold to Oprah Winfrey for $28,850,000 by Dan Encell, a REALTOR®-Broker Associate in our Montecito office, in partnership with Sage Auctions.

Known as Seamair Farm, the property is spread over 23 acres on two separate parcels in the heart of Montecito. It is bordered on the north by a 40-acre world-class estate, and on the east by a 44-acre dedicated preserve. While it is tucked away and private, it is also close to all Montecito shopping, dining, parks, Montecito Union schools, and the beach.

“This was a truly rare opportunity for Ms. Winfrey as Seamair Farm had not been on the market in over 30 years,” Dan said. “The main home was designed by renowned California-lifestyle architect Cliff May, and offers comfortable living with ocean and mountain views. It is surrounded by sprawling acres of equestrian facilities, fruit orchards, and flat, usable land. This remarkable estate truly has it all.”

Iowa-based Sage Auctions brought in Dan to help provide local expertise, and facilitate local networking and marketing for the property. “Dan was just invaluable to us,” auctioneer Marty Rogers said. “He and his team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties were great. They jumped right in and helped with so many of the local aspects of the auction.”

“Time and time again, Dan has proven to be one of the top producers of estate sales in the Santa Barbara area, and prides himself on the fine properties he represents,” Branch Manager Kyle Kemp said. “Whether you are looking for property in Montecito, Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch, or anywhere along the South Coast, Dan can help secure the home of your dreams.”


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