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Celebrity Real Estate: Jeff Bridges’ compound, Richard Nixon’s ‘Western White House’ and more

Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges is reprising his role as seller in Montecito, where his Spanish Revival-style compound of five years is on the market for $7.995 million. He and his wife, Susan Geston, sold another Montecito property, a 19.5-acre vineyard estate, in 2017 for $15.925 million.

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Set on four acres, the Spanish Revival-style main home is accompanied by a guesthouse, a pool house, a carriage house and a horse facility with five stalls and a tack room. The verdant grounds consist of gardens, redwoods, oak groves and orchards, and a private well.

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Designed and built a century ago by James Osborne Craig, the main residence boasts heavy doses of lumber throughout its interior. Beamed ceilings and hardwood floors fill the living spaces, and all the windows and doors are lined with wood.

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There are an expansive living room, a window-filled family room, a dining area, skylighted chef’s kitchen, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master suite holds one of five fireplaces, as well as bay windows and a bathroom with teak floors and hydronic heating. A tile courtyard with a fountain extends the living space outside. A swimming pool and spa, a pool house and a carriage house fill out the grounds.

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Bridges, 67, won an Academy Award in 2010 for the film “Crazy Heart.” His scores of movie credits also include “Hell or High Water,” “True Grit” and “The Big Lebowski,” and last year, he starred in “Bad Times at the El Royale.”

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Mychal Kendricks, the Seattle Seahawks linebacker who last year pleaded guilty to insider trading, is keeping busy while awaiting sentencing. The NFL veteran has purchased a contemporary home in Los Angeles’ Studio City neighborhood for $2.77 million.

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Perched high in the hills, the corner-lot property recently underwent a dramatic remodel, switching from a salmon-colored ranch to a sleek contemporary with sweeping views and an open floor plan. Light hardwood floors mix with white walls and black finishes throughout the 4,307-square-foot interior.

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A floor-to-ceiling fireplace anchors the main level, which holds a living room, family room, dining area and gourmet kitchen. Pocketing doors connect the space to a covered balcony with city and mountain views.

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Five bedrooms and 4.25 bathrooms finish off the floor plan, including two master suites and a bedroom that spans the entire lower level. Outside, the sloping grounds hold a swimming pool and spa, a lawn and a dining patio with a grill.

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Kendricks, 28, pleaded guilty to insider trading, admitting to using nonpublic information on corporate transactions to make roughly $1.2 million. A former Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, the linebacker was drafted in 2012 by the Philadelphia Eagles and won a Super Bowl with the team in 2018. Last year, he appeared in four games for the Seahawks.

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In San Clemente, the oceanfront estate that became known as the Western White House during Richard Nixon’s presidency has returned to market at $57.5 million, a roughly 23% discount from its original $75 million asking price. Called La Casa Pacifica by Nixon during his ownership, the 5.45-acre estate was acquired for the president’s use in 1969 and became the setting for numerous gatherings with political and entertainment elite.

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World leaders to have visited Nixon at the estate included Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato, South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu and former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson spent his 61st birthday at the property.

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Current owner Gavin S. Herbert, the former chief executive of Allergan Pharmaceuticals, bought the property from Nixon in the 1980s and remodeled and expanded the estate. At its heart is a California Colonial Revival-style home of about 9,000 square feet. Built in 1926 and full of character, the restored residence features arched doorways, tile and hardwood flooring, and detailed groin-vaulted ceilings. Among features are an ocean-view office used by Nixon, an entertainer’s pavilion and a master suite with an expanded bathroom and closet area. A central courtyard with a tiled fountain, accessed by most rooms, lies at the center of the home. Accompanying the main house is a two-bedroom guesthouse, multiple staff residences, additional offices, a greenhouse, a lighted tennis court and formal gardens.

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The swimming pool, which Nixon added to replace a tennis court, has an ocean view. The property, tucked behind three sets of private gates, combines to offer about 15,000 square feet of living space, nine bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, a three-quarter bathroom and four powder rooms. Views of Santa Catalina Island, the open water and the coastline create a backdrop for vibrant seaside gardens, exotic palms and Monterey cypress. Some 450 feet of beach frontage complete the coastal setting.

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