Epic Proportions at Former Rob Lowe and Sheryl Berkoff Estate in Montecito

When two of L.A.’s top real estate agents with a combined 57 years in the business tout a certain listing as one of the most breathtaking they’ve ever encountered, people tend to sit up and take notice.



With Its Picturesque Surroundings and Timeless Craftsmanship, an Estate That is Positively Cinematic

Case in point: 771 Garden Lane this sprawling private estate in Montecito’s coveted Riven Rock neighborhood that was once owned by actor Rob Lowe and his wife, Sheryl Berkoff, and bears a striking resemblance to an elegant manor one might find resting amid a bucolic English countryside.

“I personally feel that the perfection of architecture and setting is as if walking into an epic movie like Sense and Sensibility says Timothy Di Prizito, who is co-listing the seven-bedroom, 13-bath property at 771 Garden Lane with Joyce Rey, both of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, for $22.5 million.

Known as “Owenshire,” the 5.5-acre estate now is owned by former Apollo Education Group Chairman Peter Sperling and his wife, Stephanie, who fully restored and renovated the 1920’s home in 2005, in concert with noted luxury builder Van Acker Construction. The result is almost 17,000 square feet of spacious and light-filled living space on three floors (including a finished subterranean level with a workshop, safe room, fur storage and eight-car garage), replete with custom millwork, stone flooring, numerous fireplaces and arched French doors throughout.

Among the highlights is a duo of kitchens (one for the family, and the other a professional culinary center outfitted with a wealth of high-end stainless-steel appliances), plus a lavish master retreat boasting a massive closet devoted wholly to shoes, and a spa-like bath sporting a chandelier-topped soaking tub adjacent to an inviting fireplace. Yet other standout features include a professional gym, conservatory, one-bedroom guesthouse, and lush resort-style grounds hosting panoramic ocean and mountain views, a pool and cabana, treehouse, lily pond and Zen garden.

“Typically, properties of this scale have many loose ends and nips and tucks left to perfect, but the current owners have done an impeccable job to manage every finite detail to completely finish this masterpiece,” says Timothy Di Prizito.

“This estate is ready to entertain a generational family with all of the modern conveniences.”

Presented by

Joyce Rey | 310.291.6646 | DRE 00465013
Timothy Di Prizito | 310.266.2777 | DRE 01433017 

of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury 

List Price $22.5 million

Photographs: Will McGowen


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