Ellen DeGeneres’s Home Just Went On The Market For A Cool $45 Million
Attention, Ellen fans: the talk show host’s villa just went on the market and can be yours for a mere $45 million.
The Tuscan-inspired estate, designed in 1930 by architect Wallace Frost to mimic the classic Italian style, offers views of both the ocean and the mountains. It’s nestled in the hills of Santa Barbara and is pretty secluded, which will come in handy whether you need to evade paparazzi or simply want to enjoy your privacy.
The 10,500 square foot estate sits on a 16.88 acre lot and is a complete oasis. Featuring olive and eucalyptus trees, fountains, sculptures, a tennis court, a Roman-style pool, and a separate entertainment pavilion, the exterior elements are enough to make you want to live outdoors permanently.
But that would be a mistake, because the inside is equally gorgeous. In authentic Tuscan villa-style, the home boasts terra-cotta surfaces, 18th-century tiles, vintage light fixtures, and exposed beam ceilings throughout the six bedroom house.
“The surrounding gardens and olive trees are almost as wonderful as the interior,” said Ellen. “The house truly feels like it was built out of the landscape, rather than plopped on a plot. It feels ancient, like it’s been there forever. Like that hill was never without the house. This is a home that honors nature, and I love that.”
Ellen, whose passion for home decor and real estate is well-known (in case you missed it, she just launched a spring homeware collection!), initially purchased the property with wife Portia de Rossi in 2012 for a reported $26.5 million. The listing is now held by Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty. Time to move to California.