Larry David Just Bought A French-Inspired California Home For $5.7 Million

Like many of the top celebrities, Larry David has joined the move to Montecito, CA. He closed on a property in October 2021 in the very luxe and private community which has become home to many celebs like Ellen DeGeneres, Rob Lowe, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, reports David bought the house for $5.7 million.

David is the creator and star of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the mostly improvised sitcom about the spontaneity of the moment, according to Distractify. It parodies David's life as a semi-retired television writer and producer, and revolves around his dealings with both his friends and the situations he finds himself in as a result of his obstinacy, reports Gizmo Story. David has a knack for seeing the comedy in the every day — and getting viewers to laugh at it, too, much as he and Jerry Seinfeld did when they co-created "Seinfeld" in 1988. Seinfeld was a massive hit about the mundane happenings of every day people, as "Seinfeld" characters George and Jerry discussed in season 4, episode 3. "Seinfeld" ran for 9 seasons. "Curb Your Enthusiasm" aired season 11 on October 24, 2021. So far, David has not said whether there will be another season, per Radio Times.

The exterior of Larry David's Spanish Colonial style home

Larry David purchased his home in October of 2021, just as the new season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" was aired. The house was designed in the "Brittany Cottage" style by famed Santa Barbara architect, George Washington Smith. Author Patricia Gebhard writes that it was Smith's chief draftswoman, Lutah Riggs, who created the architectural sketch based on French farmhouse and manor design. This was quite different from the Spanish Colonial Revival style which Smith popularized, according to the George Washington Smith Society

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom, one half-bathroom house is approximately 2,858 square feet and sits on a small lot of 8,376 square feet. From the outside the residence has a cozy cottage charm with vine covered walls, gardens framed with manicured rows of shrubs, and brick walkways. The house is located in the historic "Hedgerow" area, so named because of the tall hedges which conceal the properties and provide privacy. Most of the houses in this area were built in the early 1920s, writes the Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice.

The country style kitchen in Larry David's Montecito home

The farmhouse feeling in Larry David's Montecito home is evident in the kitchen with its open shelves above painted wood cabinets, a hanging pot rack, a farmhouse sink, and dark hardwood floors, per Architectural Digest. Grey-veined countertops run the length of both sides of this galley-style kitchen. Additionally, the wall about the stovetop and behind the refrigerator are covered in a green-grey patterned tile, which picks up the color of the cabinets. The stainless steel appliances and chrome drawer pulls and knobs blend nicely with the traditional décor. 

In keeping with cottage style, the kitchen is a modest size, but has a walk-through butler's pantry to the dining room. Then, the dining room features a wagon-wheel style chandelier and wood beamed ceiling. A continuous wall of windows lines the dining room and the kitchen, bringing in lots of natural light. Throughout the house there are touches of upscale elegance as seen in the crystal chandeliers, combined with a more rustic style. 

The vaulted wood-beamed ceiling in Larry David's living room

The living room in Larry David's Montecito residence has a French Tudor style with its beamed ceiling and beam-framed walls, which can also be seen in the entry hall. There is a simple elegance in the room highlighted by the smooth stone fireplace and the two crystal chandeliers. A set of double glass doors opens to a brick-paved seating area around a built-in fire pit. According to Crystal Clarke's listing description, the landscaping includes fruit trees as well as an al fresco eating area. 

All of the bedrooms in the house are ensuite, reports the New York Post. The master bathroom features a deep soaking tub below a smaller wagon-wheel chandelier, a pedestal sink, and a large walk-in shower tiled in stone. At the time that David bought the house the décor featured some wallpapered rooms reminiscent of patterns from a century ago. We'll have to wait to find out if he makes any changes as he settles in. You can see the whole house tour from Crystal Clarke.