Inside Ellen DeGeneres’s $27 Million Montecito Mansion With Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres has come a long way since her sitcom days. She’s worked her way up to become one of the world’s top TV hosts, with an eponymous talk show that continues to resonate with audiences even years after its 2003 debut.
Her success has allowed her to make major real estate investments that she often flips and sells for even larger profits. But it’s DeGeneres’s $27 million mansion that’s the true stunner. Join us as we take a virtual tour of the lavish home she shares with wife Portia de Rossi.
Inside Ellen DeGeneres’s $27 million mansion
Purchased in 2019, the home sits on a hilltop in the lavish Montecito neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California — not too far from friends like Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
It features five bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a gym, a guesthouse with two bedrooms, an infinity pool, and panoramic windows that drench the property with natural light and offer scenic views of the surrounding areas (via Metro).
The home is reportedly inspired by Bali and features accents like statues, art pieces, dark floors, and warm lighting. Metro mentions that DeGeneres has been quarantining there with de Rossi, whom she married in 2008 following a three-year relationship.
Throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, both of them have shared posts on social media from inside the home, especially in the kitchen, which features large countertops and chrome appliances. It reportedly sits next to the living area that features a dining table, a sofa that seats up to six people, a flat screen television, and a fireplace.
Ellen DeGeneres has reportedly bought over a dozen homes over the years
Architectural Digest notes that DeGeneres has purchased and sold at least 20 homes since 2003.
“The first thing I did when I made money was buy a house. And then…” she told the outlet in a 2011 story as de Rossi chimed in and said: “Another one, and another one and another one and another one.”
Though she has gained a reputation for being a house flipper, DeGeneres insisted to The New York Times, “I’ve never bought to sell. I always say, ‘This is it. I’m never moving.”
But then “We buy a house and we love it, and we stay in it,” she explained on the Today show. “Then we get a little bored because we like a different style or different aesthetic—and I love furniture and decorating—so if I find something else, and we make money, why not move to another house?”
With that, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before their Montecito mansion gets put on the market, and we can’t wait to see what they scoop up next.