Natalie Portman is giving us serious vacation home envy. The ‘Jackie’ actress and mom of two just paid $6.5 million for a modern Barton Meyers-designed Montecito oasis on the California coast near Santa Barbara. The ocean views from this true indoor/outdoor California escape are enough to take your breath away. Built from steel, glass and concrete, the home has dramatic design elements that put the sweeping ocean views on full display.
When you’re not looking outward towards the Pacific Ocean or the stunning gardens, the interiors of Portman’s new pad also impress. The 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 3,991 square foot estate has sleek design elements and finishes throughout, including a state-of-the-art kitchen and spa-like bathrooms.
Situated on 10.4 acres, her vacation escape is a sprawling compound compared to her half-acre main residence in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, where she’s neighbors with Angelina Jolie. Should she and husband Benjamin Millepied decide to trade the bustling Los Angeles life for the tranquility of their new estate on a full-time basis, they bought in the absolute perfect place. The local schools are top-rated and crime is extremely low.
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