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  • Writer's picturePrinceton North

Two new notable buyers make Montecito their home: Former Paramount CEO & Goodreads Founders

Discover the luxurious Montecito residence recently acquired by David Nevins, former chairman and CEO of Paramount Premium Group and CEO of Paramount+ Scripted Series.

This Spanish-style home, designed by renowned architect Joseph J. Plunkett, showcases meticulous preservation and restoration, capturing the essence of its late 1920s origins. With four bedrooms and an equal number of baths, the 3,400-square-foot living space boasts exquisite period details, including arched windows and doorways, oak floors, colorful tile work, and vintage light fixtures. Situated in the coveted Hedgerow community, this $8,700,000 off-market acquisition reflects Nevins' discerning taste and his eye for exceptional real estate opportunities.


Otis and Elizabeth Chandler, the founders of Goodreads, have acquired their exquisite Tuscan-style villa.


This remarkable property offers a luxurious lifestyle with stunning coastal vistas and impeccable craftsmanship.

Situated on an expansive almost 2-acre parcel of land, this Tuscan masterpiece boasts a main house spanning over 8,800 square feet across two levels. The four-bedroom, five-bath residence features rustic hardwood floors, high wood-beam ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling arched French doors that seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living spaces. The detached wood-clad studio, complete with a full bath and covered deck overlooking the ocean, provides an idyllic retreat.


Pass through the entry courtyard, framed by high hedges, and step inside to discover an elegant interior. The double-height foyer welcomes you with a magnificent wrought-iron staircase adorned with a dangling chandelier. The main level showcases a spacious living room with a striking stone fireplace, a formal dining room, and a cozy sitting area. The fireside family room seamlessly connects to the country-style kitchen, which features a central island, top-tier stainless appliances, an eat-in bar, and a charming breakfast nook.

This exceptional villa also offers a wood-paneled library with built-in bookcases and a fireplace, creating a sophisticated retreat. Upstairs, two master retreats await, each with private balconies, walk-in closets, and luxurious baths. The meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout, ensuring an atmosphere of refined elegance.


Step outside to the lushly landscaped grounds, where a sparkling pool beckons for a refreshing dip. The expansive grassy lawn sets the stage for outdoor activities, while the kitchen setup allows for effortless al fresco dining. Multiple spots throughout the property provide ideal spaces for lounging and entertaining, allowing you to fully embrace the Montecito lifestyle.


With their entrepreneurial success and astute business acumen, the Chandlers have curated a life of achievement, exemplified by their acquisition of this lavish Montecito estate.


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