Kevin Costner lists Home for Sale

Kevin Costner’s sprawling Southern California coastal estate is on the market for $60 million. The 10.25-acre property is on a bluff in Carpinteria, approximately 10 miles outside of Santa Barbara. The property features unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Barbara mountains, and several nearby islands. Residents also get exclusive access to a quiet beach and a path for horseback riding.

The property’s sole structure is a “modest house,” according to Tim Hoctor, co-listing agent for the property and a friend of Costner’s, as reported by Mansion Global. Costner reportedly ditched past plans to build a bigger residence, a guesthouse, and a pool; the existing home has just two bedrooms and one bath. Still, the breathtaking photos of the estate more than make up for the mystery of the Padaro Lane house itself.  Judging by the sweeping pictures provided, the grass seems to go on forever, and the ocean and mountain views are stunning. (Image from Architectural Digest)

Santa Barbara Film Festival 2017

2SBFilmFestivalPoster2017 The 32nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival  poster celebrates architecture and it’s link to cinema. This year’s poster was created by Barbara Boros and Bob Blackwell.

This year’s celebrity attendees include Denzel Washington, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Jeff Bridges, Casey Affleck, Isabelle Huppert, and Michelle Williams. For a complete list of special events, galas, films, free screenings, panels, and educational programs click here: Santa Barbara Film Festival 2017 Program

Frank Zappa’s Home For Sale

There’s no doubt about it, Frank Zappa proudly and assertively let his freak flag fly right on up until his death in 1993. So it seems fitting that this iconoclastic musician’s home in Los Angeles is now for sale in a unique way: on Kickstarter, where some of the funds will go toward a film about Zappa’s life.

Last year, filmmaker and actor Alex Winter (almost certainly best known as Bill from the stoner classic “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”) was given rare access to the vault of media files in the basement of Zappa’s home. But since turning these crumbling archives into a movie will require buckets of money, Zappa’s surviving family members agreed to sell the home for $9 million and put an undisclosed portion of the proceeds toward Winter’s documentary.

Measuring 8,000 square feet, the house has a rooftop tennis court, backyard swimming pool, guest cottage, and (not at all least) the infamous Utility Muffin Research Kitchen where Zappa had recorded songs, starting in the ’80s. With all that, the home is a bargain, Winter explained to The New York Times.

“In the Zappa family, the kids are all grown up and have their own lives. With [Zappa’s wife] Gail no longer here, there’s nobody there. So we proposed to them that if this thing is going to get sold anyway, why don’t we make it part of our campaign?” he explained. The Kickstarter page is also collecting donations for the film, but since accumulating funds that way takes time, the home sale would let his team start the movie immediately. Offered at $9,000,000 Guest author Judy Dutton /