Ellen DeGeneres Sells Cape-Dutch Style Home With Tom Kundig-Designed Barn for $55 Million

Kimberly A. Parker

Ellen DeGeneres seems to be having no luck shaking the real estate bug. Less than two months after purchasing a home in Beverly Hills, the comedian and wife Portia de Rossi have sold one of their Montecito properties and purchased two new homes in the area, Dirt reports. The Montecito property they’ve let go of was the most costly home in their portfolio—they purchased it for $49 million less than a year ago and have now sold it for $55 million.

The palatial estate includes over four acres of land, a 9,000 square foot main house, a guest house, a detached garage, a poolhouse, and a barn designed by renowned architect Tom Kundig, for a total of five buildings spread across the property. Beyond interior space, there’s a large pond stocked with fish, organic vegetable gardens, parking for more than 30 cars, and an infinity pool that overlooks the rest of the property. The sale of the Cape-Dutch style home marks the second most expensive residential deal in Santa Barbara County.

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As for their two new spots, one of them is located right across the street from Rancho San Leandro, the adobe-style property the couple sold in 2018 and bought back again earlier this year. Since DeGeneres and de Rossi purchased the new addition off the market, there are no photos available, but the home, which they paid $12 million for, is reportedly a mix of Mediterranean and Spanish styles. Their second recent Montecito acquisition set them back $3 million, a bargain compared to their other properties and relatively quite small with only two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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