Dr. Laura’s California mansion with radio studio listings for $ 20 million
Dr. Laura offers something other than relationship counseling – a $ 19.5 million Santa Barbara compound, The Post can exclusively reveal.
This is where the controversial radio personality raised her family, recorded her show and even organized her son’s wedding, she told the Post of her 16 years there.
“You walk into a house and it’s like a warm sweater or not. This house is like a warm sweater, ”Dr. Laura Schlessinger told The Post. “It’s a good feeling because there was so much happiness here.”
Radio host SiriusXM, 74, is considering downsizing as her late husband Lewis Bishop died in 2015 and her son Deryk Schlessinger, 35, grew up, she said.
“It’s amazing to come full circle in this house – to have a baby, and now he’s married… It was touching to be the mother of the groom,” she said.
The estate also has her main studio where she has recorded almost all of her relationship counseling-focused radio shows, she said. It is soundproofed with beige padding and equipped with a directional microphone, she said.
“My journey takes about 50 seconds,” she said. She has no plans to retire and will build a new studio in her new home, she said.
The estate has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms covering 8,788 square feet. The house is equipped with six fireplaces, a multimedia room, a billiard room, an onyx bathroom and a vast ocean view facing south along the coast.
“The first time I saw the house I went to the back and said ‘Holy cow’ – actually said a meaner word,” she told the Post. .
She will miss the ocean view, but hopes her new location has a view too – or at least a koi pond or aquarium, she said.
“The view is just breathtaking. You have to see the property to seize it – there is no such thing, ”listing broker Jason Streatfeild of Douglas Elliman told The Post.
The 3.75 acre estate features a gym, lighted tennis court, pickleball court, putting green, guest apartment, outdoor fireplace, a hot tub and a swimming pool which she says she has used “maybe four times”.
“This is one of the most beautiful properties with a view you will find in the world. It’s like Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast but California, ”Streatfeild told the Post.
But her favorite outdoor feature is the quarter-acre hiking trail loop, which she does four laps a day, she said.
“Someone is going to have a very good life when they find out about the house and move in,” Streatfeild told the Post.
The once scandalized host of “The Dr. Laura Program” on SiriusXM went to streaming radio in 2010, before that date her show aired on hundreds of radio stations across the United States. . His net worth is unknown.
Schlessinger, who has a doctorate in physiology and a certificate in marriage and family counseling, is known for books such as “Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands” and “Stop Whining, Start Living”.