Ellen and Portia List Santa Barbara Estate for $45 Mil!

    Ellen Degeneres is back at it again with her real estate ventures, and this time, with wife Portia de Rossi! This time, Ellen is listing her palatial, Montecito Estate for $45 mil. Once all three of the homes parcels were purchased, the couple had dished out a total of $28.8 mil back in 2013.


    The 10,500 square foot home sits on a 16.88 acre estate with 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 2 half baths. The Tuscan styled main home under went major renovations and the overall estate had major renovations and additions including a second pool and sunken tennis court. The grand estate is also divided into multiple wings and structures.

    After driving down a quarter long driveway, you reach the 17th century Italian farmhouse inspired home according to our source, Variety. The home’s Italian style is accentuated through the he home was originally designed by architect Wallace Frost in the 1930s. The home was much later renovated by architect, John Saldino, who then sold the home in 2012. The home was purchased by New Zealand mogul, Tom Sturgess for $16.5 million who later sold the home for a huge profit to Ellen and Portia for $28.8 mil. Whew! What a tongue twister.

    The Tuscan roots can be felt throughout the property from the terra cotta roofing to the rot iron detailing to the 18th century Italian designed tile accents and wide planked hardwood floors. The home is magical inside and outside with a gorgeous hillside, dining terrace and walled courtyard.


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