Montecito, California

The gardens at Arcady, a Mission Revival estate built in 1905 for industrialist George Owen Knapp.
Las Tejas, a Spanish Revival estate built in 1917 by architect Francis W. Wilson for banker Oakleigh Thorne.
Sunset at Butterfly Beach.
El Fureidis, designed in 1906 by architect Bertram Goodhue.
The Santa Barbara Biltmore is located in Montecito.
The Casa del Herrero, designed by architect George Washington Smith in 1925, is often considered to be one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in California.
Lotusland is a botanical garden and historic estate, open to the public.
Historic Monterey Revival estate designed by G.W. Smith.

Unincorporated town and census-designated place in Santa Barbara County, California.

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Santa Barbara County, California

Located in Southern California.

Mission Santa Barbara from Mission Park, Santa Barbara
South Coast of Santa Barbara County, view looking northeast, showing, from left to right, Isla Vista, Goleta, Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara. All the mountains except for the most distant in the right rear are in Santa Barbara County.
Coast of Santa Barbara and rugged back country. Courtesy: NASA Earth Explorer.
Transition zone (back dunes) in Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge

This region includes the cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Carpinteria, as well as the unincorporated areas of Hope Ranch, Summerland, Mission Canyon, Montecito, and Isla Vista, along with stretches of unincorporated area such as Noleta.

Music Academy of the West

The Music Academy of the West is a classical music-training program in Montecito, California.

Westmont College

Westmont College is a private Christian liberal arts college in Montecito, California.

T. C. Boyle

American novelist and short story writer.

T. C. Boyle at the Leipzig Book Fair 2009

They have three children and live in Montecito near Santa Barbara, California.

Bertram Goodhue

American architect celebrated for his work in Gothic Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival design.

Goodhue by Lee Lawrie, holding the Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago, Illinois
Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago
Frieze above Goodhue's tomb, Church of the Intercession, New York City, New York
El Fureidis Estate in Montecito, California.
State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
Los Angeles Central Library
Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Yale College Wolf's Head Senior Society's "New Hall', designed ca. 1924
Saint Thomas Church, New York City, New York

Examples of influential private Californian commissions, both extant registered landmarks now, are his 1906 J. Waldron Gillespie Estate El Fureidis and 1915 Dater – Wright Ludington Estate Dias Felices — Val Verde in Montecito.

Jack Palance

American actor.

Palance in 1954
Palance in The Godchild (1974)
Palance as Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula
Palance (left) visits a VA Hospital in 2005

In 2006, Palance died of natural causes at the home of his daughter Holly in Montecito, California.

Julia Child

American cooking teacher, author, and television personality.

1978 publicity portrait of Julia Child in her kitchen
Julia Child's kitchen at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Child in 1994
Signature of Julia Child
The Julia Child Rose cultivar is known for its yellow blooms.

Child died of kidney failure in Montecito, California, on August 13, 2004, two days before her 92nd birthday.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

American member of the British royal family and former actress.

Markle with Suits co-star Patrick J. Adams at Paley Center for Media, 2013
Meghan and Prince Harry on Christmas Day 2017
Carriage procession through streets of Windsor, May 2018
Markle greeting the public in Belfast, March 2018
Markle addressing the audience during a USO show at Naval Station Rota, Spain, December 2014
Meghan (third from left) at New York Fashion Week in 2013
Royal monogram
The Duchess of Sussex visits ActionAid in South Africa, 2019

After some months in Canada and the United States, the couple bought a house in June 2020 on the former estate of Riven Rock in Montecito, California, where they own a chicken coop with hens rescued from a factory farm.

Paul Muni

Austro-Hungarian American stage and film actor who grew up in Chicago.

Paul Muni in 1936
Muni's makeup skills were used for The Story of Louis Pasteur.
New York City opening of A Flag is Born (1946)
Paul Muni in the trailer for Scarface
Muni with his wife Bella at the 1937 Academy Awards

Muni died of a heart disorder in Montecito, California, in 1967, aged 71.

Troy Aikman

Former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.

Aikman in 2018
Troy Aikman jersey worn in the 1995 season, exhibited at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH
Aikman in 2016

On September 1, 2017, Aikman and Catherine Mooty married at the Biltmore Four Seasons in Montecito, California.