It’s been a big week for Montecito, California: First, the low-key, celeb-loved Santa Barbara County community served as the backdrop for new residents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s groundbreaking interview with Oprah (coincidentally, also a Montecito local), and now, yet another starry couple has made their way up the coast from Los Angeles. According to Dirt, Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo recently closed on the El Miraval estate, a sprawling compound that dates back almost a century.
The Maroon 5 frontman and the supermodel reportedly paid $22.7 million for the almost 5.2-acre property, which is the work of noted architect George Washington Smith, who championed the Spanish Colonial Revival style in and around Santa Barbara in the early 20th century. The villa-style main house holds five of the property’s nine bedrooms, including a main suite with a private terrace overlooking the meticulously maintained grounds and, in the distance, the Pacific Ocean.
Elsewhere in the 12,000-square-foot main structure are a series of massive living and dining spaces decorated with dark wood–beamed ceilings and saltillo tile floors, a chef’s kitchen with a huge wood-topped center island, and a movie theater and wine cellar. The house leads out to multiple covered and uncovered patio areas for outdoor dining and, across the lush grounds, a putting green, tennis court, and swimming pool. Other structures on the property include a two-bedroom guesthouse, a one-bedroom garden cottage, and a detached five-car garage that holds one more guest bedroom.
Levine and Prinsloo are also the owners of a similarly sizable property in the Pacific Palisades community of L.A. They purchased that 3.1-acre, 16,000-square-foot home from Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck for $32 million in an off-market deal in 2019.