March 20, 2017 1:34 PM
We would buy this place in a heartbeat if we had some extra cash lying around!
Ellen Degeneres and wife Portia De Rossi are selling their sprawling Santa Barbara estate for a whopping $45 million, People reports. The talk show host and the actress purchased the mansion, located in Montecito, in 2013 for $26.5 million.
Once they became the owners of this posh pad, they bought two of the neighboring lots and increased their land to almost 17 acres. The residence boasts 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and 2 half baths, as well as a library, formal dining room, a sunken tennis court, and an outdoor pool.
It was originally built in the 1930s by architect Wallace Frost, who was inspired by Italian architecture, thus the rustic-meets-modern vibe.
There is a lot of indoor/outdoor space, as well as beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. There are eucalyptius and olive trees strewn about the property, which add to the charm.
"The surrounding gardens and olive trees are almost as wonderful as the interior. 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," the Emmy winner wrote in her book Home.
The couple have quite the real estate portfolio, but we're kinda wondering what's going on...
They are in the process of trying to offload their Beverly Hills condo for $7 million, and they recently dumped their Hollywood Hills home for $9.9 million.
Could there be trouble in paradise? Or are they simply making room for new purchases?
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