In case you've been living under a rock, media mogul and billionaire Oprah Winfrey owns a massive piece of Montecito real estate, which she affectionately calls "Promised Land." Recently Oprah told reporters the estate, reportedly worth upwards of $85 million, is undergoing a major renovation to allow the residence to "reflect her true self."
Part of Oprah's home makeover includes a tremendous unloading of furniture and artwork which, according to Oprah's interior decorator, don't "have anything to do with" the mogul. So what does Oprah do when she needs to get rid of enough furniture to fill a 23,000 square foot residence? She hires Kaminski Auctions to get rid of it for her, donating the proceeds of the sale to her leadership academy for girls in Africa.
The auction will not only include items from her sprawling Montecito residence, but her homes across the country, including those in Chicago, Maui and her Indiana farm.
The auction is being held just a stone's throw from Montecito in Carpinteria on November 2nd beginning at 10am. Kaminski will host a special preview of items for sale on November 1st from 5-8pm. Tickets for the preview are on sale for $100.
Montecito is known to be a celebrity hideaway, with a long list of Hollywood heavy-hitters owning homes or visiting in order to escape the constantly prying eyes of the paparazzi.