Count Oprah Winfrey among early buyers of 2016. The media mogul this month closed sale on an equestrian ranch in the Santa Barbara area that she acquired at auction for $28.85 million.
Found near her longtime Montecito estate, Seamair Farm sits on 23 acres with a Cliff May-designed ranch house, a manager’s cottage, paddocks and irrigated pastures.
Coastal California isn’t the only area where Winfrey’s empire has grown. In December she bought a high-tech ski home in Telluride, Colo., near another of her many properties.