Television personality Marcus Lemonis listed his contemporary mansion in Montecito recently. Lemonis — whose recreational vehicle enthusiast-oriented companies include Camping World, where he currently acts as CEO — listed the house for sale with an asking price of $22.75 million. According to Dirt, Lemonis had a crack at whisper-listing the slick, factory-inspired manse before going to the open market.
Lemonis acquired the property in 2016, if public records are accurate. The existing house was renovated to the foundation and custom-built for him. The result is a slightly monastic contemporary single-level 8,100 sq. ft. farmhouse; needless to say, it meanders widely and has a large footprint, its U-shape designed around a semi-courtyard with a lavish pool and connected spa. A large structure with little ornament beyond line intersection, it contains five bedrooms and eight baths.
Overall, the interiors of this house represent a fine example of rustic-tinged modernity. Exposed ceiling trussing the primary agent of the elder barn style, infusing the matte- and satin-finished hardwood, neutral tones, and walls of pocketing glass panels with a bit of historical and stylistic depth. As the layout would suggest, evocations of space were important to the build as well, and the house’s living style really hits its stride in the combination dual-island kitchen, day room, and family room, and in the master bedroom, where multiple glass doors open the space generously, and a series of oversized glass panes climbs to a double-height ceiling.
The U-shape nearly encloses the courtyard patio, which features a fire pit centerpiece before transitioning to partial lawn and a swimming pool. A pavilion tennis court, produce garden, olive trees, and three-car garage complete the scene.