Inside Natalie Portman's New $6.5M Montecito Home

Glass garage doors raise to bring the outdoors in.Natalie Portman is the new owner of a modern masterpiece in Montecito that boasts a glass, steel and concrete façade conceptualized by architecture firm Barton Myers. The Academy Award-winning actress’s abode features 3 dramatic “garage doors” that raise to make the home an indoor/outdoor living experience and capitalize on the unbelievable views. The home sits on 10.4 acres in Montecito, the same pastoral enclave where Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi own a showstopping 17-acre estate that’s currently on the market for $45M.

Westside Estate Agency’s Kurt Rappaport had the listing, which asked $6.995M. Luxury Listings reports that Portman paid $6.5M.

The modern home was designed by Barton Myers. The kitchen and living room have a breathtaking view. The dining room looks out over the pool and patio. Sliding glass doors in the master bedroom access the yard. A cozy library. The outdoor patio is anchored by a sculptural fireplace feature. The patio has a view of the pool and the water beyond.