Ellen DeGeneres House: A Comprehensive List of Her Many Homes in California

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Okay, so I’m super excited to talk to you guys today about my girl Ellen. This chick is pretty much my icon and I absolutely love any and everything about her including her wife (I’m a huge Arrested Development fan). So, if you’re interested in getting the scoop on Ellen DeGeneres, her life and her gorgeous home that will make you feel like a complete and utter failure then you’re in luck! Dry your tears, toss away that shame and look no further than these next few lines.

Ellen DeGeneres House
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Where does Ellen DeGeneres live?

Ellen is a master house flipper. Over the last several years she has profited millions upon millions by buying, renovating, designing to a tee, and selling multi-million dollar mansions in Southern California. It’s tough to keep up with which Ellen house is actually where she lives, but we’ve got the scoop!

Ellen DeGeneres House Beverly Hills (Current)

This woman never sleeps. In a shocking deal made in May 2019, Ellen and Portia swooped into a lavish listing in Beverly Hills. The price tag? A whopping $45 million. The seller? Adam Levine.

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo purchased the home in March 2018 from Will & Grace creator Max Mutchnick for $33.9 million. They then spent a reported $7 million to overhaul the place, ultimately listing it for $47.5 million.

Just one month after listing it, Ellen Degeneres and Portia DeRossi paid a brain-shattering $45 million for the home.

The English Tudor style home sits on a 1-acre lot, has a total of 10,376 square feet of living space, with 5 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. The grand entrance is 2-stories and the living room is 50 feet long. It’s nuts, y’all.

The sprawling grounds are immaculately manicured and include a swimmer’s pool, an outdoor kitchen, and a putting green. Doubt Ellen is out there playing golf, but cool to have.

If I had to guess, I’d say Ellen will likely live in this home. I’d be shocked if this was another flip. It’s not a fixer-upper as it was JUST renovated by Adam Levine, and Ellen has said that she may want to sell her current residence (more on that below).

Ellen Degeneres House Beverly Hills
Photos: Westside Estate Agency

Ellen DeGeneres House Hollywood Hills (Current)

DeGeneres paid $3.16 million for this gorgeous mid-century modern ranch home located in the Hollywood Hills with wife Portia de Rossi in 2014. it’s absolutely to die for. The 2,935-square-foot home was originally built in 1956 and sits on the hills with a gorgeous view of the surrounding canyon from virtually every room in the house.

The isn’t the first time she’s owned it, actually. Ellen owned the home from 2005-2007.

It comes complete with a 2-car garage and all-white floors with floor-to-ceiling windows. Features include dark-wood cabinetry, an open kitchen and rooms with sliding glass doors for an idyllic indoor/outdoor living space. There are 4 bedrooms and the master suite includes a built-in bookcase, a walk-in closet and a working fireplace. There’s additionally a beautiful, spacious backyard terrace and pool area.

Ellen Degeneres House Beverly Hills 2
Photos: Deasy Penner & Partners

Ellen DeGeneres House Montecito (Current)

Where is Ellen DeGeneres house Montecito? Ellen and her wife purchased a gorgeous Balinese-style California home in the Montecito area of Santa Barbara in January of this year. This was her first real estate purchase of 2019 and we’re pretty sure it won’t be her last given her extensive history of house flipping.

The 8,188-square-foot home was purchased for $27 million and sits on an 8.24-acre lot. It has 5 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms and includes features such as a cabana which doubles as a gym and a basalt pebble infinity pool that overlooks the ocean. The home also comes with a two-bedroom guest house.

The pair previously owned another 6-bedroom home in the area (apparently Montecito is where it’s at!) but sold it to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos to the tune of $34 million. More on that below.

Ellen Degeneres House Montecito (Bali)
Photos: Compass

Ellen Beach House Carpinteria (Current)

The pair also own a gorgeous beach home in the uber-swanky Carpinteria just south of Montecito. The home was previously owned by real estate developer Robert F. Maguire III, however, the two snagged up the property when it went into foreclosure for $18.6 million.

The compound sits on 1.3 acres and includes a lighted clay tennis court as well as an 883-square-foot, 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom guest house. The 5,979-square-foot home has a motor court at the main entrance, a 3-car garage, 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The master suite comes complete with a walk-in closet, an en suite bathroom and a balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The home, which was originally built in 1979, also has floor-to-ceiling windows, an office/library area, upgraded hardwood floors, a spacious kitchen with top-grade appliances and an outdoor fireplace.

Those of you curious about Ellen DeGeneres house fire – DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi were included in the list of numerous celebrities and individuals who were forced to evacuate their homes in the midst of wildfires ravaging Southern California in 2018. This was the home in danger. Luckily for them, it was spared.  

Ellen Degeneres House Carpinteria
Photos: Jim Bartsch and David Palermo

Ellen’s Former Homes (there are a lot!)

Ellen House Santa Barbara (Former)

Ellen paid: $28.8 million (2013)

Ellen sold to Ted Sarandos: $34 million (2018)

The duo previously purchased a beautiful Italian-style villa back in 2013 for $28.8 million. The home sat on 17 acres and was listed for sale in 2017 for $45 million. The home was eventually knocked down to $39.5 million and then taken off of the market completely before it sold to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos for $34 million. One could assume the connection came from her stand-up special!

The 10,500-square-foot home was originally designed in the 1930s by architect William Frost and came with features such as 19th-century Italian tiles, vintage light fixtures, terra cotta surfaces, and exposed ceiling beams. The home also featured several libraries, a media room and a master suite with vaulted ceilings and skylights. There was additionally an expansive outdoor terrace and pool area as well as a custom-designed indoor-outdoor entertainment pavilion and guesthouse which contained a separate kitchen, wet bar, and entertainment space. 

Ellen Degeneres House Montecito (Former:Ted Sarandos)
Photos: Sotheby’s International Realty

Ellen House Bel Air / Holmby Hills (Former)

Ellen paid: $39.88 million (January 2014)

Ellen sold to Sean Parker: $49.5 million (July 2014)

Known as “The Brody House,” Ellen and Portia bought this famed home formerly owned by a prominent couple in the art world – Sidney and Frances Brody – in January 2014. Just 7 months later, after realizing it was just too formal, they sold it for an insane $10 million profit to Napster founder Sean Parker.

Ellen Degeneres House Beverly Hills (Former:Sean Parker)
Photos: Elizabeth Daniels

Ellen House Malibu (Former)

Ellen paid: $12 million (2012)

Ellen sold: $13 million (2012)

Formerly the home of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Ellen bought this home in 2011. It was VERY short lived – they sold it just a few months later for a quick $1 million profit. According to Business Insider, they expected to renovate but realized there just wasn’t much to do as Brangelina had recently renovated.

Ellen Degeneres House Malibu (Former)
Photos: Realtor.com & Pacific Coast News

Ellen House Beverly Hills (Former)

Ellen paid: $48 million (2007)

Ellen sold to Ryan Seacrest: $37 million (2012)

This is a unique one. Ellen and Portia bought the first home here for $29 million, then snagged three neighboring homes shortly after. That’s how we got to the $48 million. The lived here for about 5 years before selling to Ryan Seacrest for a massive loss. Thanks, recession!

Ellen House Beverly Hills / Ryan Seacrest
Photo: Pacific Coast News

Ellen DeGeneres Real Estate Agent

As we know, Ellen buys and sells like crazy and there have been many agents on her deals, but Ellen herself is not an agent. She is just a house flipping maniac.  

Ellen DeGeneres Age

DeGeneres was born January 26, 1958, which makes the talk show host 61 years young as of 2019 when this article was posted.

Ellen DeGeneres Wife

For those of you who don’t already know (shame on you!), Ellen is married to the unbelievably and otherworldly perfect Portia de Rossi. De Rossi is best known for her modeling and successful acting career which includes roles such as Nelle Porter on Ally McBeal,  Lindsay Bluth on Arrested Development and Elizabeth North on Scandal. De Rossi and Ellen originally met at a party in 2000.

Ellen DeGeneres Wife Portia de Rossi
Photo: Christoper Polk / Getty Images

In an interview with Oprah, de Rossi said she instantly fell in love with the talk show host but took over three years to tell her how she felt due to the fact that she wasn’t out yet publicly. In 2004 they reconnected when they both attended the VH1 Big in ’04 Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, however, Portia was in a relationship at the time and still had not publicly come out. One year later the two decided to finally get together and officially debuted their relationship in 2005. Three years later they were married in 2008 when the Supreme Court of California legalized same-sex marriage. Despite crazy tabloid headlines, they’ve been together ever since.

Ellen DeGeneres Children

Ellen and her wife Portia currently don’t have any children. According to Ellen’s mother and the talk show personality herself, we shouldn’t be expecting the pair to be expecting any time soon. In various interviews, Ellen has stated that she feels the role of parenthood may be too much of a commitment for her and as a result, she’s not so sure she’ll have children in the future.

Ellen DeGeneres Siblings

Ellen has one stepbrother named Vance who is a musician, producer, and screenwriter. 

Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth

According to our online sources, Ellen DeGeneres is worth a massive $450 million. This is due to a combination of the revenue she gains from her talk show (she’s additionally a writer and producer), her various business endeavors such as real estate flipping and stand-up gigs.

 

Sources:

https://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/hot-property/la-fi-hp-hotprop-20180728-story.html

http://www.lonny.com/Ellen+Degeneres+Buys+Back+Midcentury+Home/articles/zDOommJ3BlX/Back+Home+Again

https://www.yolandaslittleblackbook.com/blog/2017/10/18/ellen-degeneres-quietly-pays-18-6-million-for-a-slice-of-carpinterias-padaro-lane/

https://observer.com/2018/07/ellen-degeneres-montecito-santa-barbara-home-sold-ted-sarandos-netflix/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0VKBtuAGKw

https://wealthygorilla.com/ellen-degeneres-net-worth/

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