Lloyd says he has a "different awareness" after returning to his burned-out home.
The "Back to the Future" actor told ABC's "Good Morning America" that he wouldn't rebuild the $11 million home in the celebrity enclave northwest of Los Angeles.
It was among dozens of homes lost in wildfires.
"You watch TV, you see these kinds of incidents happening here and there, but
you look with a kind of detachment because it's happening ... elsewhere," he
said, walking through the rubble.
"But suddenly to be in the midst of it, it's a very different awareness."
Lloyd he'd been putting off organizing and storing memorabilia that he'd kept at the house.
"Kind of don't have to worry about that now," he said.
Lloyd is known to personally care for many of the rare plants on the eight-acre grounds, much of which was in ruins today.
The caretaker for the property "fled for his life" in a firestorm Thursday night when the fire erupted, said Lisa Loiacono of Sotheby's International Realty.
Loiacono manages the property for Lloyd, who is filming on location in Vancouver and was not in Montecito at the time.
The house, Lloyd's principal residence, was listed for
sale in the spring of 2007 at $11.3 million but recently was withdrawn from the
market while he made upgrades.
He owns a second, smaller, home in Montecito that
is still on the market for $3.6 million and was not affected by the
Lloyd's fire-damaged property is one of Montecito's more unusual homes.
The 5,500-square-foot main house has one bedroom, and there is a separate
The house was built in 1972 from adobe bricks made on-site.
living room and bedroom share an outdoor area with a large patio and stone-lined