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Hot Property: Golf champ Fred Couples sells Montecito home

October 1, 2009 |  4:23 pm


 Golf champ Fred Couples has sold his house in the Santa Barbara-area community of Montecito for $9.56 million.

The 11,000-square-foot, two-story Monterey colonial had been listed last year at $12.5 million. The main house, built in 1939, has nine bedrooms and 7 1/2 bathrooms. There is an arched front entry, a formal dining room with a beamed ceiling, and a master bedroom suite with a sitting area and office space. The 2,300-square-foot guesthouse has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen.

He bought the home in 1999 for $4 million and has moved to La Quinta, Calif.

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Photo: The 5-acre ocean-view property includes a putting green, a tennis court, rose gardens and a swimming pool. Sharon R. Fisher and Vickie G. Craig of Village Properties, Montecito, shared the listing with Dan Encell of Prudential California Realty, Montecito. Colleen Beall, also of Village Properties, represented the buyer. Credit: Jim Bartsch