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The Maker, George Lucas, has dipped into the monies he received for the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney to expand his Carpinteria beachfront compound.

Filmmaker George Lucas is expanding his beachfront property in Carpinteria, a small California city that has attracted celebrities like television host Ellen Degeneres and actor Kevin Costner.

Mr. Lucas purchased a 2-acre beachfront property directly next door to his own on Padaro Lane for $28 million, according to public records and people familiar with the transaction.  The compound comprises small Cape Cod-style home as well as a guesthouse, a tree house and barn, according to the people familiar.