It’s hard to keep up with Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi and their ever-changing real estate portfolio. They primarily live up in Montecito, California on an estate with a $400,000 pool, but they’ve kept some Los Angeles-area homes for investment purposes. This super-secret deal went down between the couple and their neighbor, Guy Oseary (aka Madonna’s talent manager) — that means this property was never even available to the public.
The 1961-built, midcentury-modern home boasts 4,614 square feet with five bedrooms and six bathrooms on almost a half-acre of land. DeGeneres and de Rossi brokered a deal worth $8.8 million for an estate they only purchased eight months ago, so they made about a $300,000 profit in a very short time. The details in the architecture of the home are what really sell the property — with tons of natural light from the walls of glass to the impeccable woodwork in the interior It feels like a home Don Draper would live in from the Palm Springs episodes of Mad Men.
The backyard is equally as stunning with a bar, outdoor dining area and beautiful pool, it’s hard to believe that DeGeneres and de Rossi let this home go after such brief ownership. We know they are probably in the market for another estate as we speak in their rapidly evolving real estate investments. Don’t miss the gorgeous photos of the property — and be sure to check out more details at Dirt.
The midcentury-modern vibe is felt right away in the front entrance — it looks more like Palm Springs than Beverly Hills.
That 1950s architecture is in full effect with the long hallway and stone flooring — it feels retro and modern all at once.
With three separate eating areas in the kitchen alone, there are plenty of places to whip up a gourmet meal and then sit down to enjoy it.
From the ceilings to the cabinetry in the kitchen, every little detail shows off the elegant woodwork in the design.
For the bookworm, this is the perfect place to cozy up on that rare, rainy Southern California day.
With the woodburning stove and the walls of wood and glass, this is the perfect spot for a restful night’s sleep.
The primary suite bathroom offers a stunning soaking tub that caps off with a touch of glam with the chandelier.
The previous tenants used this area as a playroom, but the walls of glass make this an ideal spot for an art studio.
Southern California Living
It’s not a Beverly Hills estate without an outdoor dining area to enjoy the wonderful weather.
Whether it’s a cool dip in the pool or sipping a cocktail on the patio, this home echoes an era gone by.
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