Don Johnson has enjoyed multiple careers in the entertainment industry, including working as an actor, director, producer, singer, and songwriter. However, it is his work as an actor for which he is best known. The role for which he is most famous is plating James ‘Sonny’ Crockett in ‘Miami Vice,’ which was a popular television series during the 1980s. He is also known for his role in the 1990s cop series ‘Nash Bridges.’ Although he was born in Missouri, his home-town is now Wichita, Kansas. However, this is not his only property. In the past, he has owned homes in Miami, a place with which he fell in love during the 1980s while filming ‘Miami Vice’. He then bought the California property with his wife, Kelly Phleger, his fourth wife, but fifth marriage as Johnson married Melanie Griffiths twice. It is this property in Montecito, CA, that is now for sale. It is listed for just under $15 million.
An Overview of the Property in Montecito, CA
In 2013, Johnson and Phleger purchased a French Country Farmhouse estate set in three acres in Montecito, California. The only problem with the property was that they were unable to house their horses on the grounds, but they later found a nearby stable where they could board their horses. Their Montecito estate is set in a quiet location at the end of a cul-de-sac, which is a peaceful spot with no passing traffic creating disturbances. It sits behind private gates by a hill, and the property benefits from views of the mountains, ocean, and the channel islands, says Top Ten Real Estate Deals. Some sections of this property are single-story, while other sections have an upper level.The varying heights of the property add to its visual appeal from the outside.
Inside Don Johnson’s Montecito Home
The interior of this property offers 11,229-square-foot of living space. There is a sense of light and space throughout the property, which boasts neutral décor and a modern style in every room. This modern style is evident in this house’s main living room, which has bright white walls, high ceilings, and wooden flooring. One of the room’s key features is the fireplace, which boats an ornate, white fire surround. There is a tone-on-tone approach to the color scheme, with cream and gray furniture, although there are splashes of color in the soft furnishings and accessories. There is an open-plan design to the lower floor of this house, so the living room leads straight through to the kitchen with a continuation of the wooden flooring and white walls. The units are also white, as is the countertop. In addition to the main units, there is in-built shelving, which is currently used to display books and personal items. There is a double, stainless steel oven and other modern appliances.
Central to the kitchen is an island with additional units for storage. Although the island units are white to match the rest of the kitchen, the island has a black countertop and a second sink. Overhanging the island is pendant lighting. There is a seating area in the kitchen for relaxing, with colorful armchairs by the doors that overlook the ocean. An informal dining room is housed in a large conservatory-style room, with both the walls and ceilings constructed from glass. A large candelabra is suspended from the ceiling above the dining table. Large cherub statues are eye-catching features in the corners of the dining room. This property also has four generous bedrooms, including an impressive and luxurious master bedroom suite. Furthermore, there are eight bathrooms in this house, all of which are fitted to the highest standard. Therefore, this estate is suitable for a family home. Alternatively, it makes a fantastic residence for people who enjoy entertaining.
The Exterior of Don Johnson’s Montecito Estate
A long and wide driveway leads to a circular courtyard in front of the property. At the center of the courtyard is a small island that features landscaping that also runs along the driveway and throughout the extensive grounds. To the rear and sides of the property, the landscaping continues and features both lawns, flowerbeds, and mature shrubs and trees, including ancient oak trees. There are also multiple terraces at various levels, some of which feature seating areas for entertaining or to enjoy the ocean and mountain views. There are also entertaining and leisure options on the grounds of the estates. These include a large, heated, outdoor pool, an outdoor wood-burning fireplace, an in-ground trampoline, a dog run and kennel, a play area, and a basketball court. This gives both the homeowners and guests of all ages plenty of things to enjoy at this property.
In addition to the main residence, there is also a guest house within the grounds of the estate, which offers additional sleeping options for family and friends staying over. It is ideal if the homeowner wants to retain their privacy, or if the guests prefer not to stay in the main house. The guest house emulates the style of the main residence, as it has beige exterior walls and gray tiled roofs. At the arched entrance to the two-bedroomed guest house, there is ivy growing up the walls. Home Stratosphere shows that the guesthouse has its own driveway leading to its front entrance, and this offers parking space for guests.
Who Could Live in This Property?
For those who can afford the price tag of just under $15 million of Don Johnson’s French Country estate in Montecito, California, it will suit many types of people. First, it will suit those who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle due to the features of the grounds and the surrounding area. It will also suit people who enjoy entertaining, as there are a guest house and features to the primary residence and grounds that are great to have people around or to stay over as guests.