Actor Christopher Lloyd has listed his 8.07-acre estate in Montecito, Calif. for $11,275,000 and has paid an undisclosed amount for a smaller house on a 0.29-acre parcel, also in the Montecito/Santa Barbara area.
Lloyd, 68, and his wife of 13 years, Jane Walker Wood, divorced in late 2005. As part of what we would presume was a divorce settlement, she was awarded a condominium unit in nearby Santa Barbara, which the couple had purchased in 2002 for an undisclosed amount, according to public records.
Lloyd, meanwhile, was awarded the couple's longtime, approximately 5,500-square-foot home at 1050 Coyote Road in Montecito, which is made of site-made adobe bricks and which he now is selling. While the Los Angeles Times' Ruth Ryon, who broke the story of Lloyd's listing on Sunday, reported on Sunday that Lloyd had purchased the retreat 'eight years ago,' our review of public records shows that Ryon is incorrect. In truth, Lloyd purchased the property in 1997 through his Sheffield Trust from the estate of philanthropist and social activist Katherine "Kit" Tremaine, who died that same year. Then, in 1999, Lloyd transferred the property from his Sheffield Trust to his Janiculum Revocable Trust (also known as his Janiculum Trust), which it remained in until late 2005, when the property was transferred to Lloyd's name directly.
Features in the main house include hand-hewn, heavy wood lintels and interior beams, and sloping, curvaceous walls, according to listing information. Other features in the main house include an acoustically-engineered great room, two spaces that can be used as home offices or sitting rooms, and ample closets, cabinets and storage areas, while the guest house has a kitchen, full bath and a closet-dressing area, according to listing information. The property has views of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara Harbor, and beyond to the Channel Islands, while the rest of the property contains gently rolling hillside, a vast array of native trees and plants, and rare and exotic plants, according to listing information. Check out the property's listing sheet here.
As for the house that Lloyd purchased, there is little information online about it. He paid an undisclosed amount on Mar. 23 to buy the house through his Mesa Road Trust, according to public records. That sale was officially recorded by the Santa Barbara County Recorder's office on April 4, according to public records.