Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden Score a Montecito Mansion for $12.7M
“There’s Something About Mary” star Cameron Diaz might also agree that there’s something about Montecito, CA. The retired actress and her musician husband, Benji Madden, have joined a crowd of fellow A-listers and snapped up a vacation home in the tony seaside enclave, according to the website Dirt.
Notable neighbors include Oprah Winfrey, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ellen DeGeneres, among other celebrities.
Diaz and Madden dropped $12.67 million on a six-bedroom, 10-bathroom mansion spanning almost 11,000 square feet.
Built around 2000, the home underwent a “jaw-dropping transformation” and was offered totally turnkey.
The couple can look forward to easy living at their new retreat, where they can relax, enjoy the star’s line of organic wines, and take in the “inspiring” ocean, island, and mountain views.
The contemporary Mediterranean came on the market in March for $15,750,000, which means the couple scored a 20% discount.
The roomy residence features an open floor plan with a luxe kitchen with a waterfall marble island, media room, dining area, office, and multiple flex rooms. There are French doors throughout, offer indoor-outdoor flow.
The primary suite is up one floor and comes with dual baths, walk-in closets, a bar, and a balcony with ocean views. Another en suite bedroom is on the main floor.
Outside, the 1.77-acre estate boasts a pool and spa, cabana, and barbecue area. Set behind dual gates, the gorgeous grounds are lined with hedges for added privacy.
The home is part of the guard-gated community of Ennisbrook, which offers basketball and pickleball courts, a pool, and a gym. The community is also close to the area’s Upper and Lower Villages, beaches, and hiking.
Diaz and Madden have scored some serious real estate over the years. In late 2020, they paid the $14.7 million list price for a modern farmhouse in Beverly Hills.
They also reportedly own a $9.5 million condo in New York City, and Diaz has held on to her longtime home above the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.
Before she retired from acting in 2018, Diaz was one of the most bankable Hollywood stars. The native Californian starred in “Charlie’s Angels,” “Being John Malkovich,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” and other films, and she voiced the role of Fiona for the “Shrek” franchise.
Madden is the guitarist for Good Charlotte. He formed the band with his identical twin brother, Joel Madden, who is married to Nicole Richie.