‘The Secret’ author Rhonda Byrne’s Montecito estate to hit market for $23.5 million

Posted by Rapti Gupta on May 30, 2014 05:42 AM EDT
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Rhonda Byrne, the famous author of the best-selling book “The Secret”, will soon be putting up her home in Montecito, Calif., for sale at an asking price of $23 million. (Pictured: The cover of the best-selling "The Secret") (Photo : The Italian Voice / Flickr)

Rhonda Byrne, the famous author of the best-selling book "The Secret", will soon be putting up her home in Montecito, Calif., for sale at an asking price of $23 million.

The Wall Street Journal broke the news reporting that Byrne would be listing the large mansion with Harry Kolb of Sotheby's International Realty.

This is the same house where Byrne wrote two of her smash hit sequels - "The Magic" and "The Power." Byrne tells The Journal that she felt an immense positive energy as soon as she entered the house. She bought the home in 2007 for $18 million and she credits the home designer and builder Bobby Webb for its positive aura.

Byrne explained that she is selling the house because her production house is relocating its office and she needs to be closer to them in Los Angeles as they are working on a movie sequel of "The Secret."

The estate is reportedly a 2.3-acre property that has an 8,000-square feet main residence. There is a detached guest house, a 65-feet lap pool and a cabana with a fireplace. The estate boasts of rolling manicured gardens. There is a double-level children's play house too.

The Journal has some photos of the home.

The Law of Attraction

Byrne shot to fame selling a long-existing theory "The Law of Attraction," which means you can have anything you want in this world given you positively focus on it. What you think, you attract and if you think positive, the universe delivers only positive to you.

Describing the life-changing moment that made her discover "The Law of Attraction", she said in an interview:

"The moment I read "The Science of Getting Rich" was the moment I knew there was a cosmic law that governed and responded to our thoughts. Because everything that had happened in my life was the living testament of that, I believed and knew it immediately. The next book I read after Wallace Wattles' was Charles Haanel's book "The Master Key System," and in reading that book, I knew that the cosmic law was called the law of attraction."

Author Homes

Byrne is the third author to list her home in the past few months. More recently, "Eat Pray Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert listed her charming home in New Jersey for $999,000. Late author Ray Bradbury's Los Angeles residence is also up for grabs for $1.49 million.

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