Dennis Miller Selling Pair of Calif. Homes

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Dennis Miller is selling his Montecito, California mansionDennis Miller, the political funnyman and SNL alum with the rock star hair plugs, is selling his fully renovated Montecito, Calif., mansion for a reported asking price of $17.5 million. And, as it turns out, the well-coiffed comic was also just recently trying to sell a second princely estate down the road for $2.5 million.

The first estate, a 10,000 square-foot tropical oasis, was designed and built by renowned architect Stanford White in 1895. You may also know White's handiwork from such iconic monuments as the Washington Square Arch in New York's Greenwich Village ("Ghostbusters" fans know the one). But in addition to owning a piece of historic architecture, Miller could have also registered the home as a national arboretum, from the looks of the exterior

Miller and his wife, former model Carolyn Espli, purchased the palatial estate back in 1993, according to public reports. While the purchase price wasn't listed, it's fairly obvious that Miller would turn a pretty penny at the current asking price.

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The lavish two-story property includes eight bedrooms nine baths, a private tennis court and massive pool. In 1994 the property underwent a gut renovation that kept the architect's original vision intact. The interior includes a gourmet eat-in kitchen, banquet hall dining room, personal library and an old-timey Dutch door that opens to a side terrace. The property also includes a smaller shingle-roofed guest house built in 1917 with an additional two bedrooms.

Just across the road from the Miller's Stanford White masterwork is a Mediterranean-style mansion that was listed for $2.5 million until just this month. This smaller, yet equally distinguished manse includes two master suites and live-in staff quarters. It also includes a detached guest house, office area and two additional guest rooms (photos below).

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