Oprah Winfrey no longer needs an introduction. In fact, she doesn’t even need a last name anymore. And despite all her money, she is still one of the most generous and amazing humans on earth. She is also one of the best-known people (in the world?). Yet, celebrity or not, every one needs their privacy. When it comes to her private life, even though she is a (very) public figure, Oprah still keeps herself out of the public eye.
But if you are curious to know what kind of design she likes and what the inside of one of her luxurious homes look like, we have what you are looking for. She was kind enough to let photographers go around her $90 million house in Southern California to share even a little bit more of herself with her fans. Take a look at where Oprah lives, from the garden to the closet. One thing is for sure, it is all very impressive and luxurious… And Oprah loves color!
1. The community of Montecito
Oprah’s home is located in one of the wealthiest communities in the United States: Montecito in Southern California in Santa Barbara. The town is located between the Santa Ynez Mountain and the Pacific Ocean.
2. Dream house
Oprah’s dream house belonged to an aeronautical equipment manufacturing giant, Robert Veloz, and his wife. The house was not for sale but she offered a cheque to the owners for $52 million. This was one of the biggest sales of a private home in the United States.
3. A castle for a queen
The grounds of the estate were first built in 1912. This Georgian style house cover around 23,000 square feet. The house includes 14 bathrooms, 6 bedrooms, and 10 fireplaces. There is also a home theater and a wine cellar as well as gorgeous gardens.
4. Home sweet home
Bob Veloz sold the house to Oprah! She was incredibly happy.
5. The pool
The incredible pool is perfect for a relaxing afternoon in the summertime.
You might not know this but Oprah has an international book club. She needed a big bookshelf to store all her books.
This sunny and welcoming foyer is the main entrance hall to her home. There’s a beautiful banister that curves around. As you can see, Oprah enjoys showing off her family and loved ones with tons of picture frames.
Oprah loves to cook, especially with her homegrown veggies. The kitchen had a fireplace included but Oprah decided to remove it so she could have more space for guests.
9. Reading room
This cozy room is perfect for curling up on the couch and reading a book. Oprah doesn’t still play with dolls but she loves her doll that reflects her own skin colour.
10. Guest room
If you’re lucky enough to be friends with the queen of daytime television then you will get to stay in this room. This room almost smells like an English rose garden! We bet the bed is extremely comfortable.
11. Living room
What we love about Oprah’s home is that every room is very different. This checkered room looks like a great place for a cup of coffee and a chat with a friend.
12. Living room #2
This is the second living room. Why only have one living room when you can have two?
13. Dining room
This is a great place for huge dinner parties. With 10 places, Oprah can invite all her friends over for a delicious meal.
What a lovely room! This room has so much light and is a great place to enjoy nature while staying inside. Oprah loves to enjoy a cup of tea here.
This is the other side of the tearoom so you can imagine the beautiful view from the room. Oprah can take a walk in her flower-filled garden for hours on end.
16. Walk-in closet
This is Oprah’s closet! All her clothes and accessories are arranged by colour and everything seems to be incredibly organized.
If you love Oprah’s home, you can thank Andrew Walker and David Simmons who designed the interior. This giant penny comes from an antique sale in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
18. Hallelujah Lane
This Biblical themed outdoor pathway in her garden is incredibly romantic and gorgeous. We absolutely love the Sombreuil roses that fill this angelic path.
19. Garden statues
These bronzer statues were fashioned by Costa Rican artist and sculptor Francisco Zúñiga in 1974. Oprah loves art and these statues represent the different stages of life in femininity.
Oprah has a very large garden with very old trees. She has 12 California live oak trees spread around her property. Oprah named the trees her Twelve Apostles.
21. Seamair Farm
Oprah made sure to become friends with her neighbour. Unfortunately, her neighbour died and her family hoped Oprah would take over the property. Oprah did purchase it and has taken great care of it.
Oprah now has her own equestrian area. She has stables, two natural wells, and an expertly-trimmed riding course.
23. Vegetable garden
Oprah loves to show off her vegetable garden. She loves to grow her own produce, however, the environmental conditions in California are getting worse and worse because of droughts.