Steve Martin Selling Cool Concrete Home Near Montecito
By Melissa Allison
He's a wild and crazy home collector, but Steve Martin has been letting go of some real estate lately.
The comedian, writer and musician put a villa in the French West Indies on the market in 2013, Variety reported, and now he has listed a home in Santa Barbara where he has lived for at least two decades.
He's asking almost $11 million for the modern-style home in eastern Santa Barbara, near Montecito. The house sits on 5.86 acres and was designed by Roland E. Coate, Jr.
The 7,377-square-foot home is built largely of concrete -- including the walls and outdoor cylindrical sculptures -- with views over the hills and to the ocean. It has four bedrooms, 5.5 baths, plus a detached two-bedroom, one-bath guest house and a three-car garage.
The listing is held by Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby's International Realty.
Martin, who still owns two homes on adjoining properties in Beverly Hills, starred in "The Big Year" with Jack Black in 2011 and more recently was the voice of Captain Smek in the animated films "Almost Home" and "Home." But he's also becoming well known for his writing -- such as "The Underpants," a stage play now showing in Hartford, Connecticut -- and his music, including the CD "Love Has Come for You," the title song for which he and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell won a Grammy last year.
In June, he'll receive the American Film Institute's 43rd Lifetime Achievement Award in Los Angeles, honoring him as an American original and "a multi-layered creative force bound by neither convention nor caution."