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Inside Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s $600-million property portfolio

Ellen DeGeneres is one of Hollywood’s most renowned multimillion dollar property pioneers, with a passion for renovating, designing and selling.

The 63-year-old called time on her long-running talk show, The Ellen Show, this year, but in that same period the comedian and her wife Portia de Rossi have built a property empire worth a whopping $630million dollars (US$450m).

Ellen and Portia have spent the past 17 years buying and selling luxury homes and mansions in Southern California.  

From Adam Levine’s $66m former Beverly Hills home to Ariana Grande’s English Tudor mansion and a $20m Montecito ranch they sold and bought back: Inside Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s $600-million property portfolio. Pictured: Ellen and Portia, 2015 

The couple currently own $90million (or $63.3 million US) in homes with Rancho San Leandro and Dennis Miller house, both of which are in Montecito, California.

Here is a rundown of Ellen and Portia’s property portfolio.

Owned: Rancho San Leandro – Montecito, California – $20 million (US$14.3m)

Current: Rancho San Leandro - Montecito, California - $20 million (US$14.3m)

Current: Rancho San Leandro – Montecito, California – $20 million (US$14.3m)

Ellen and Portia bought and sold the Rancho San Leandro ranch three years ago.

They sold the 5.8-acre estate for $11 million in 2018 to Tinder founder Sean Rad in 2018 after purchasing it for $7.2 million in 2017.

The couple then re-purchased the ranch last year for $14.3million.

Figures: She and de Rossi sold the 5.8-acre estate for $11 million in 2018 to Tinder founder Sean Rad in 2018 after purchasing it for $7.2 million in 2017. Ellen then re-purchased the ranch last year for $14.3million

Figures: She and de Rossi sold the 5.8-acre estate for $11 million in 2018 to Tinder founder Sean Rad in 2018 after purchasing it for $7.2 million in 2017. Ellen then re-purchased the ranch last year for $14.3million

Its history dates back to the 1800s, with the property going through a restoration over time. It has two houses – the Adobe house and the Monterey house. 

The Adobe house features a single master suite with two bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, a wine cellar and a game room.

The Monterey house has three bedrooms, a dining area, library, a gym and a terrace with a fireplace. 

History: Its history dates back to the 1800s, with the property going through a restoration over time. It has two houses - the Adobe house and the Monterey house

History: Its history dates back to the 1800s, with the property going through a restoration over time. It has two houses – the Adobe house and the Monterey house

Inclusions: The Adobe house features a single master suite with two bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, a wine cellar and a game room. The Monterey house has three bedrooms, a dining area, library, a gym and a terrace with a fireplace

Inclusions: The Adobe house features a single master suite with two bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, a wine cellar and a game room. The Monterey house has three bedrooms, a dining area, library, a gym and a terrace with a fireplace

Owned: Dennis Miller’s Cape Dutch compound – Montecito, California – $70 million (US$49m)   

In 2020, the couple purchased this 4.3-acre private estate in 2020 for $70million (or $49m US). 

The home was designed and previously owned by American talk show host Dennis Miller and his wife Slim Paley for nearly a decade. 

Sitting on the estate is a 9,000-square-foot mansion built in the South African Cape Dutch architectural style, reports Dirt

The property also features a guest house, a garage, an infinity pool, a pool house and a barn.

Current: Dennis Miller's Cape Dutch compound - Montecito, California - $70 million (US$49m)

Current: Dennis Miller’s Cape Dutch compound – Montecito, California – $70 million (US$49m)

Cost: In 2020, the couple purchased this 4.3-acre private estate in 2020 for $70million (or $49m US)

Cost: In 2020, the couple purchased this 4.3-acre private estate in 2020 for $70million (or $49m US) 

History: The home was designed and previously owned by American talk show host Dennis Miller and his wife Slim Paley for nearly a decade

History: The home was designed and previously owned by American talk show host Dennis Miller and his wife Slim Paley for nearly a decade 

Extras: Included in the picturesque estate is a guest house, a garage, an infinity pool, a pool house and a barn

Extras: Included in the picturesque estate is a guest house, a garage, an infinity pool, a pool house and a barn 

SOLD (2021) – Adam Levine’s former home – Beverly Hills, California – $66 million (US$47m) 

Ellen and Portia sold this Tudor-style mansion that previously belonged to singer Adam Levine for $66 million (or US$47million), making a $2million dollar profit.

The 1930s built, two storey property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, steel doors and windows, wide-plank reclaimed wood floors. 

SOLD (2021) - Adam Levine's former home - Beverly Hills, California - $66 million (US$47m)

SOLD (2021) – Adam Levine’s former home – Beverly Hills, California – $66 million (US$47m)

What's included: The 1930s built, two storey property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, steel doors and windows, wide-plank reclaimed wood floors

What’s included: The 1930s built, two storey property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, steel doors and windows, wide-plank reclaimed wood floors

It also features a 50-foot living room with stone fireplace and white plaster walls, a large dining room with a bar, library, two kitchens, a gym and a theater with a bar. 

Outside there’s a resort-like pool, tennis court, guest house and an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven.

Ellen originally bought the stunning pad in 2019 and renovated it. 

Exterior: Outside there's a resort-like pool, tennis court, guest house and an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven

Exterior: Outside there’s a resort-like pool, tennis court, guest house and an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven

Ownership: Ellen originally bought the stunning pad in 2019 and renovated it

Ownership: Ellen originally bought the stunning pad in 2019 and renovated it

SOLD (2020) – Ariana Grande’s Tudor mansion – Montecito, California – $9.5 million (US$6.75m) 

This English Tudor home was snatched up by Ellen and Portia in 2016 for $3.6million with the intention of flipping it.

The 1.35-acre lot was originally two barns built in Surrey in the 1700s before it was brought over to the United States in the 1980s.

This gorgeous, historical home has an orangery, library, exposed brick fireplaces, wood beam ceilings, two kitchens, a gym and a workshop.  

Singer Ariana Grande bought the estate in 2020 for US$6.75 million.

SOLD (2020) - Ariana Grande's Tudor mansion - Montecito, California - $9.5 million (US$6.75m)

SOLD (2020) – Ariana Grande’s Tudor mansion – Montecito, California – $9.5 million (US$6.75m)

Purpose: This English Tudor home was snatched up by Ellen and Portia in 2016 for $3.6million with the intention of flipping it

Purpose: This English Tudor home was snatched up by Ellen and Portia in 2016 for $3.6million with the intention of flipping it

Past: The 1.35-acre lot was originally two barns built in Surrey in the 1700s before it was brought over to the United States in the 1980s

Past: The 1.35-acre lot was originally two barns built in Surrey in the 1700s before it was brought over to the United States in the 1980s

SOLD (2020) – Salt Hill house – Montecito, California – $47 million (US$33.3m)  

This contemporary Asian-inspired estate was bought in 2019 for $27million.

It is located in the hills of Montecito, California like many of Ellen’s previous properties.

It was built in 2011 and features five bedrooms, 10-bathrooms and large glass doors that open to a veranda with a panoramic vista stretching nearly 50 miles along the coastline. 

Outside on the 8.2 acre lot this is a pond, guest house, pool and gym. 

SOLD (2020) - Salt Hill house - Montecito, California - $47 million (US$33.3m)

SOLD (2020) – Salt Hill house – Montecito, California – $47 million (US$33.3m)

Luxe: This contemporary Asian-inspired estate was bought in 2019 for $27million

Luxe: This contemporary Asian-inspired estate was bought in 2019 for $27million

Inclusions: It was built in 2011 and features five bedrooms, 10-bathrooms and large glass doors that open to a veranda with a panoramic vista

Inclusions: It was built in 2011 and features five bedrooms, 10-bathrooms and large glass doors that open to a veranda with a panoramic vista

SOLD (2019) – Nickelodeon House – Montecito, California -$9.8 million (US$7m)   

Ellen and Portia purchased this property for US$6.7 million in 2018.

Four bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms are included in this 2010-built mountainside pad.

It is seated on 40 acres in the Santa Ynez mountain range and Toro Canyon Park.    

The pair sold it to Brian Robbins, president of Nickelodeon, in 2019 for $9.8 million (US$6.98 million). 

SOLD (2019) -Nickelodeon House - Montecito, California -$9.8 million (US$7m)

SOLD (2019) -Nickelodeon House – Montecito, California -$9.8 million (US$7m)

SOLD (2019) – John Elgin-Woolf house – Beverly Hills, California – $22 million (US$15.5m)  

This gorgeous Beverly Hills home was designed by architect John Elgin-Woolf in the Hollywood Regency style in 1962.

It features stunning views of the city and the ocean from the vast living room and outdoor patio areas. Inside there’s three bedrooms and four bathrooms.

The TV host snatched up the pad in 2015 for US$15 million before renovating and selling it in 2019 for US$15.5 million.  

SOLD (2019) - John Elgin-Woolf house - Beverly Hills, California - $22 million (US$15.5m)

SOLD (2019) – John Elgin-Woolf house – Beverly Hills, California – $22 million (US$15.5m)

Beautiful: This gorgeous Beverly Hills home was designed by architect John Elgin-Woolf in the Hollywood Regency style in 1962

Beautiful: This gorgeous Beverly Hills home was designed by architect John Elgin-Woolf in the Hollywood Regency style in 1962

Extras: It features stunning views of the city and the ocean from the vast living room and outdoor patio areas. Inside there's three bedrooms and four bathrooms

Extras: It features stunning views of the city and the ocean from the vast living room and outdoor patio areas. Inside there’s three bedrooms and four bathrooms

Updated: DeGeneres snatched up the pad in 2015 for US$15 million before renovating and selling it in 2019 for US$15.5 million

Updated: DeGeneres snatched up the pad in 2015 for US$15 million before renovating and selling it in 2019 for US$15.5 million

SOLD (2019) – Maguire beach house – Carpinteria, California – $32 million (US$23m) 

Ellen and Portia bought this Santa Barbara County beach house in 2017 for US$18.6 million.

It has four bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, cedar-shingled roof, contemporary interiors and window-lined walls.

They sold the 1979-built luxury pad in 2019 for $23 million.  

SOLD (2019) - Maguire beach house - Carpinteria, California - $32 million (US$23m)

SOLD (2019) – Maguire beach house – Carpinteria, California – $32 million (US$23m)

Purchased: Ellen and Portia bought this Santa Barbara County beach house in 2017 for US$18.6 million

Purchased: Ellen and Portia bought this Santa Barbara County beach house in 2017 for US$18.6 million

Inside: It has four bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, cedar-shingled roof, contemporary interiors and window-lined walls

Inside: It has four bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, cedar-shingled roof, contemporary interiors and window-lined walls

Sale: They sold the 1979-built luxury pad in 2019 for $23 million

Sale: They sold the 1979-built luxury pad in 2019 for $23 million

SOLD (2017) – Beverly West residences – Los Angeles, California – $17 million (US$11.85m)  

Ellen and Portia spent US$13.2 million in 2014 on two adjacent condos at the Beverly West tower along LA’s Wilshire Boulevard. 

One was a 4,158-square-foot two-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium, and the other was a 3,800-square-foot two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom condominium, reports Realtor.com.  

Ellen and Portia ended up losing US$1.3 million on these properties, selling both condos in 2017 for US$11.85 million in total.

It is the only property purchase the couple failed to turn a profit.  

SOLD (2017) - Beverly West residences - Los Angeles, California - $17 million (US$11.85m)

SOLD (2017) – Beverly West residences – Los Angeles, California – $17 million (US$11.85m)

Pricey: The couple spent US$13.2 million in 2014 on two adjacent condos at the Beverly West tower along LA's Wilshire Boulevard

Pricey: The couple spent US$13.2 million in 2014 on two adjacent condos at the Beverly West tower along LA’s Wilshire Boulevard

Descriptions: One was a 4,158-square-foot two-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium, and the other was a 3,800-square-foot two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom condominium, reports Realtor.com

Descriptions: One was a 4,158-square-foot two-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium, and the other was a 3,800-square-foot two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom condominium, reports Realtor.com 

Loss: Ellen and Portia ended up losing US$1.3 million on these properties, selling both condos in 2017 for US$11.85 million in total

Loss: Ellen and Portia ended up losing US$1.3 million on these properties, selling both condos in 2017 for US$11.85 million in total

SOLD (2017) – Wallace Frost house -Montecito, California – $48 million (US$34m) 

Another property in Montecito, California, this Italian-style stone villa was purchased in 2013 for US$26.5 million.

It was constructed in 1934 by famed architect Wallace Frost.

It has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a media room, multiple libraries and a guest annex. 

SOLD (2017) - Wallace Frost house -Montecito, California - $48 million (US$34m)

SOLD (2017) – Wallace Frost house -Montecito, California – $48 million (US$34m)

History: This Italian-style stone villa was purchased in 2013 for US$26.5 million. It was constructed in 1934 by famed architect Wallace Frost

History: This Italian-style stone villa was purchased in 2013 for US$26.5 million. It was constructed in 1934 by famed architect Wallace Frost

There’s also an entertainment pavilion dubbed ‘Jordan Hall’, two pools, walking trails and a tennis court.

Ellen never wanted to sell this home, writing in her interior-design book Home: ‘I really do hope we live here forever’.

However, the couple ended up offloading the property for US$34 million in 2017.

Massive: It has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a media room, multiple libraries and a guest annex

Massive: It has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a media room, multiple libraries and a guest annex

Loved: Ellen never wanted to sell this home, writing in her interior-design book Home: 'I really do hope we live here forever'. However, the couple ended up offloading the property for US$34 million in 2017

Loved: Ellen never wanted to sell this home, writing in her interior-design book Home: ‘I really do hope we live here forever’. However, the couple ended up offloading the property for US$34 million in 2017

SOLD (2014) – Brody House residence – Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California –  $77 million (US$55m)  

This sprawling 12,500-square-foot estate was initially built for art collector Frances Brody and her husband, real estate developer Sidney.

They sold it in 2010 to an investor who went on to restore the pad with LA Conservancy. 

Ellen and Portia spent US$40 million on the contemporary Californian home in 2014.

The couple offloaded it six months later for US$55 million, turning a $15million dollar profit.  

SOLD (2014) - Brody House residence - Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California - $77 million (US$55m)

SOLD (2014) – Brody House residence – Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California – $77 million (US$55m)

Purpose: This sprawling 12,500-square-foot estate was initially built for art collector Frances Brody and her husband, real estate developer Sidney

Purpose: This sprawling 12,500-square-foot estate was initially built for art collector Frances Brody and her husband, real estate developer Sidney

A success: Ellen and Portia spent US$40 million on the contemporary Californian home in 2014. The couple offloaded it six months later for US$55 million, turning a $15million dollar profit

A success: Ellen and Portia spent US$40 million on the contemporary Californian home in 2014. The couple offloaded it six months later for US$55 million, turning a $15million dollar profit

SOLD (2013) – Skouras residence – Beverly Hills, California – $28 million (US$20m)  

Ellen and Portia purchased this house off the president of Fox West Coast, Charles Skouras and his wife Diane Skouras in 2012 US$17.4 million.

The Skouras’ had resided at the luxury home for decades. 

SOLD (2013) - Skouras residence - Beverly Hills, California - $28 million (US$20m)

SOLD (2013) – Skouras residence – Beverly Hills, California – $28 million (US$20m)

It was designed by famed architect Harold Levitt in 1956 and provides five bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, a high-ceilinged foyer, floor to ceiling windows, bar, game room, music room and library.

The pool and outdoor lounge areas are the highlight features of the property with stunning views outside. 

Ellen and Portia sold this gorgeous house for US$20 million in 2013.

Changing hands: The couple purchased this house off the president of Fox West Coast, Charles Skouras and his wife Diane Skouras in 2012 US$17.4 million

Changing hands: The couple purchased this house off the president of Fox West Coast, Charles Skouras and his wife Diane Skouras in 2012 US$17.4 million

Inclusions: It was designed by famed architect Harold Levitt in 1956 and provides five bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, a high-ceilinged foyer, floor to ceiling windows, bar, game room, music room and library

Inclusions: It was designed by famed architect Harold Levitt in 1956 and provides five bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, a high-ceilinged foyer, floor to ceiling windows, bar, game room, music room and library

SOLD (2013) – The one with horse stables for Portia – Thousand Oaks, California – $15 million (US$10.85m) 

Possibly one of the most unique properties in their expansive portfolio, Ellen nabbed this home just after she got married to Portia in 2008 for US$8.5 million.

This 7,000-square-foot house is located in Thousand Oaks, California and sits on 26 acres of pastures, fields, stables and riding trails. 

SOLD (2013) - The one with horse stables for Portia - Thousand Oaks, California - $15 million (US$10.85m)

SOLD (2013) – The one with horse stables for Portia – Thousand Oaks, California – $15 million (US$10.85m)

The main abode has eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.

There are also eight cottages, an art barn, a romantic barn, yoga pavilion, tree house, tennis court and more.  

DeGeneres and de Rossi did extensive renovations on the prized home before they sold it in 2013 for US$10.85 million. 

One of a kind: Possibly one of the most unique properties in their expansive portfolio, Ellen nabbed this home just after she got married to Portia in 2008 for US$8.5 million

One of a kind: Possibly one of the most unique properties in their expansive portfolio, Ellen nabbed this home just after she got married to Portia in 2008 for US$8.5 million

Huge: This 7,000-square-foot house is located in Thousand Oaks, California and sits on 26 acres of pastures, fields, stables and riding trails. The main abode has eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms

Huge: This 7,000-square-foot house is located in Thousand Oaks, California and sits on 26 acres of pastures, fields, stables and riding trails. The main abode has eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms

SOLD (2012) – Ryan Seacrest house – Beverly Hills, California – $51 million (US$36.5m) 

This is the home where Ellen and Portia tied the knot at in 2008 after California legalised same-sex marriage. 

The couple nabbed it for US$29 million and bought two nearby properties to turn the area into an estate. 

SOLD (2012) - Ryan Seacrest house - Beverly Hills, California - $51 million (US$36.5m)

SOLD (2012) – Ryan Seacrest house – Beverly Hills, California – $51 million (US$36.5m)

It has a contemporary main residence, two guest pads, a pool, a pool house with a gym and garage.

There are also stunning city and ocean views that can be pictured across the estate’s three acres.

Ellen and Portia sold the residence to media personality Ryan Seacrest in 2012 for US$36.5 million. 

Transformed: The couple nabbed it for US$29 million and bought two nearby properties to turn the area into an estate.

Transformed: The couple nabbed it for US$29 million and bought two nearby properties to turn the area into an estate.

Inside: It has a contemporary main residence, two guest pads, a pool, a pool house with a gym and garage

Inside: It has a contemporary main residence, two guest pads, a pool, a pool house with a gym and garage

Off the market: Ellen and Portia sold the residence to media personality Ryan Seacrest in 2012 for US$36.5 million

Off the market: Ellen and Portia sold the residence to media personality Ryan Seacrest in 2012 for US$36.5 million

SOLD (2012) – Brangelina’s beach house – Malibu, California –  $18 million (US$13m)  

The house that previously owned by Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt was picked up by Ellen in 2011 for US$12 million.

Pitt had previously shared the 1.23 acre Malibu beach home with his now ex-wife Angelina Jolie.

The stunning pad was built in 1962 and features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, three fireplaces, a walk-in refrigerator, tennis court and an outdoor pool.

Ellen sold it in 2012 for $13million.     

SOLD (2012) - Brangelina's beach house - Malibu, California - $18 million (US$13m)

SOLD (2012) – Brangelina’s beach house – Malibu, California – $18 million (US$13m)

Purchase history: The house that previously owned by Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt was picked up by Ellen in 2011 for US$12 million.

Purchase history: The house that previously owned by Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt was picked up by Ellen in 2011 for US$12 million.

Inclusions: The stunning pad was built in 1962 and features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, three fireplaces, a walk-in refrigerator, tennis court and an outdoor pool

Inclusions: The stunning pad was built in 1962 and features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, three fireplaces, a walk-in refrigerator, tennis court and an outdoor pool

A tidy profit: DeGeneres sold it in 2012 for $13million

A tidy profit: DeGeneres sold it in 2012 for $13million

SOLD (2006) – Will Ferrell house – Los Angeles, California – $13 million (US$9m) 

The former talk show host sold this traditional LA home to comic actor Will Ferrell through an agent in 2006 for US$9million.

She originally snatched it up from Will and Grace producer Jason Nidorf ‘Max’ Mutchnick in 2003 for $6million. 

The 2.25 acre estate has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a pool house and a guest house. 

Ferrell still reportedly owns the property. 

SOLD (2006) - Will Ferrell house - Los Angeles, California - $13 million (US$9m)

SOLD (2006) – Will Ferrell house – Los Angeles, California – $13 million (US$9m)

SOLD (2005) – ‘The Treehouse’ – Los Angeles, California – $3 million (US$2.1m) 

Straight from the very beginning of her real estate journey, this very unique, mid-century property was purchased by DeGenres in 2004 for US$1.275 million just after The Ellen Show got its start on television.

It was also the same year that Ellen and Portia began their relationship. 

This glass-walled Hollywood Hills pad is primarily an outdoors residence with 2,000 square feet of outdoor living spaces – hence the name ‘The Treehouse’.

SOLD (2005) - 'The Treehouse' - Los Angeles, California - $3 million (US$2.1m)

SOLD (2005) – ‘The Treehouse’ – Los Angeles, California – $3 million (US$2.1m)

Getting her start: Straight from the very beginning of her real estate journey, this very unique, mid-century property was purchased by DeGenres in 2004 for US$1.275 million just after The Ellen Show got its start on television

Getting her start: Straight from the very beginning of her real estate journey, this very unique, mid-century property was purchased by DeGenres in 2004 for US$1.275 million just after The Ellen Show got its start on television

It was constructed in 1951 and features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, polished concrete floors, wood-beamed ceilings and a fireplace.

DeGeneres sold the property only a year alter to late Aussie actor Heath Ledger in 2005 for $2.1 million.

It was later bought and owned by Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson, who put it back on the property market in 2019.

What's inside: It was constructed in 1951 and features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, polished concrete floors, wood-beamed ceilings and a fireplace

What’s inside: It was constructed in 1951 and features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, polished concrete floors, wood-beamed ceilings and a fireplace

Famous owners: Ellen sold the property only a year later to the late Heath Ledger in 2005 for $2.1 million. It was later bought and owned by Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson

Famous owners: Ellen sold the property only a year later to the late Heath Ledger in 2005 for $2.1 million. It was later bought and owned by Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson

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