John Mellencamp Asking $3.8M for Santa Barbara Retreat After Price Cut

John Mellencamp Asking $3.8M for Santa Barbara Retreat After Price Cut

Published: January 27, 2022 | By: American Luxury Staff

The high-flying getaway of singer/songwriter/guitarist John Mellencamp is back on the market this winter, and looking very appealing to much of the country as the mercury drops and the white stuff flies. The hitmaker has given the property’s ask a snip to sweeten the deal; initially listed at $4.5 million, the 1,800 sq. ft. house is now asking $3.75 million.

That’s a hefty reduction, and should give the secluded spot the spotlight it needs to find a new buyer. It was built in 1980, and features exterior walls of masonry and a tile roof. Inside, it is designed as a rustic desert retreat, with off-white walls and ceilings, and retention of its original details — unfinished vaulted ceilings, fireplace, and tile floors—along with some newer supporting players, including pendant light fixtures.

The home’s master features a picture window that brings in the high drama of its mountain views, as well as a door that accesses the outdoor living area. The property’s patio features a hot tub, and the gardens that surround it get high marks. But the views from the covered porch are truly arresting.

Mellencamp topped the Billboard 200 chart with 1982’s American Fool; the album contains timeless ditties “Hurts So Good” and “Jack & Diane.” He came close to repeating the feat with 1985’s Scarecrow, which peaked at number two; the album contains rock anthem “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.” His latest studio effort, Strictly a One-Eyed Jack, was released last week.

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