The Wall Street Journal recently announced that beloved stand-up comedian, television show host, bestselling author, and Emmy Award winner Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Australian–American actress Portia de Rossi, have listed their storied Santa Barbara, California estate for $45 million USD.
When Ellen and her Portia first saw this elegant stone villa in the hills of Santa Barbara, they were immediately enchanted by the pure pastoral ambience of the Tuscan countryside that pervades it — the gentle sunlight, the rugged stone, and the reverence for the natural surroundings.
The property, known as ‘The Villa,’ is prominently featured in Ellen’s 2015 book Home and was purchased by the couple in 2012; the estate was expanded through the acquisition of two adjacent properties and now totals 16.88 acres.
“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.”
– Ellen DeGeneres
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