Hollywood movie maker Michael Bay, known for such action epics as Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and the Transformers franchise, has put his Santa Barbara mansion on the market $6.8 million. Built in 1993, incredible house offers 5,400 square feet of living space set in the midst of a 1.3-acre lot. Designed by noted architect Jan Hochhauser, the home features breathtaking expansive ocean and island views.
The property contains three bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half-baths and visitor home. The Santa Barbara mansion is beautifully adorned by glass ceiling and colossal windows that are patent the designs of contemporary architecture. The master suite offers two private balconies, tremendous closet space and a master bath. The bathrooms are equipped with vast walk-in closets, separate shower, jetted tub and dual sinks. The kitchen features marble flooring and offers a breakfast area as well as a formal dining room, and is fitted with Carrara marble counters equipped with the convenience of a stainless steel sub-zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and burner Gaggenau stove.
Exterior features of the beautifully landscaped property include an infinity pool with spa, a one-bedroom guest house, a rose garden, a significant amount of deck and patio space. The home is also equipped with a garage that has three big cars parking capacity, an outdoor lounge area with beautiful fireplace. The garden area is planted with more than 35 palm trees and native oaks.
Michael Bay pays $50,000 in tax per year on this minimalistic style home with the built-in lighting, gray-white color scheme and minimum decorations and accessories. [Suzanne Perkins]