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Al Gore's new villa in California

Los Angeles Times told us that Al Gore - who remains at large - has bought a new villa for $8,875,000 in Montecito, just on the Eastern side from Santa Barbara, California.

(Well, I am more familiar with the Western side, around Goleta.)





Click either picture to zoom in. See more better pictures here. A cool visual tour in Flash (incl. interior and music).

Because it was the 7th most expensive Montecito real estate sale of 2009 and the price exactly agrees (much like other details), it was not hard for your humble correspondent to find the address:

The Top 10 Most Expensive Real Estate Sales in Montecito, CA in 2009
If you possess some excessive gasoline and you don't know what to do with this potential CO2 source, you may find the right answer in front of Gore's villa - assuming that the new owner shows up to sufficiently raise your adrenaline level. The address is



1504 East Mountain Drive, Montecito, CA, 93108 (Google Maps)
The ocean-view villa located next to the famous San Ysidro Ranch (map) on 1.5 acres and built in 2002 has a swimming pool, spa and fountains, a real estate source familiar with the deal confirms. The Italian-style house also has six fireplaces, five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a guest house including a large entertainment/game room, full length loggia, and a wine cellar.



I am sure that e.g. the six fireplaces are running in reverse, consuming CO2 and creating wood. :-)



See also Al Gore's mansion in Nashville, TN which eats 20 times more electricity than the average household.

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reader Brian G Valentine said...

Just about everything I want to say about Al Gore amounts to some more cursing in Hungarian and I guess there's no point in that.

Al Gore is the only individual I am familiar with who inspires a visceral loathing in me


reader aaron said...

It should read,"who remains large".


reader Lumo said...

Aaron, is that a joke? "Remains large" means something completely different than "remains at large".

I am confident that "remains at large" is a part of a proper English sentence - I learned it from Bill O'Reilly who was speaking about Osama bin Laden. If you don't know, it means that he hasn't yet been arrested and is still a threat for the potential victims of his further crimes.

See 745,000 pages that use the same sequence of words.


reader sdcougar said...

I am sure aaron was playing with your words and making a joke, referring to Al Gore's weight!

Us Americans do get ourselves into trouble with our jokes--just ask my Romanian wife!


reader Brian G Valentine said...

I think Aaron might be making a joke of the SIZE of the big, fat, overweight as well as sickeningly stupid, Al Gore


reader Neusa said...

I wonder if Algore and Ms. David will be shacking up there.


reader john boy said...

must be money in the carbon selling market..what a scam..


reader daryl said...

Couldn't help but notice that Al-Gore's uber-mansion has a smaller footprint than that of most of his neighbors. What genuine modesty, what gracious indifference to wealth and power, the Nobelist Al Gore must have to accept such a humbling situation. This can't possibly be a neighborhood of politically connected carbon credit traders, venture capitalists, and community organizers, can it?
Lubos, you appear to be amazingly bright, actually truly brilliant. Would you kindly provide a Google map to show the neighborhood a theoretical physicist lives in?
;-)


reader The Alston Group said...

This villa is awesome! Having a great build over 1.5 acres with the swimming pool, spa, fountains and lot of other things with make this villa the most wonderful place to live in California.


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