Natalie Portman just sold her Montecito mansion for $8 million, but the photos have to be seen to be believed. This ultra-modern property takes advantage of the temperate climate that the Southern California area offers, by utilizing open-air living to the max. The concrete home only occupies a small footprint of 3,991 square feet because it is all about the majestic views of the Pacific Ocean and the lush gardens on the 10.4-acre estate.
The great room is the real showstopper with three roll-up garage doors that make the walls disappear into the ceiling. It’s a real industrial design feel that isn’t for everyone, but it’s obvious why the right buyer would fall in love with the midcentury modern-inspired architecture. With four bedrooms and five bathrooms, the inner sanctum of the home remains cozy while the shared living spaces are where the party begins.
Portman is leaving behind famous neighbors like Gwyneth Paltrow, who just shared her custom-designed home, and Ellen DeGeneres, whose house can be seen from the Oscar winner’s estate. But don’t worry, the property still has the utmost privacy for any high-profile owner. See the gorgeous photos below — don’t miss that open-air great room — and be sure to check out more images at Dirt.