We're in love with the light-filled beach house. The couple scooped up the oceanfront dwelling just months after putting their previous Santa Barbara estate on the market for a whopping $45 million.
While Ellen DeGeneres is well known as a talk show host, producer, and voice of one very confused blue tang fish, she has another role that flies a bit more under the radar: serial house flipper.
Along with wife Portia de Rossi, DeGeneres has snatched up, fixed up, and sold several properties in L.A. and beyond (including a Malibu estate formerly owned by Brad Pitt).
Their latest get is this seriously swoon-worthy beach house in Carpinteria, a quiet little coastal town just south of Santa Barbara (that also happens to be home to fellow A-listers Ashton Kutcher and and Mila Kunis).
Standing at a stately 6,000 square feet, the cedar shingle-clad home has four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, in addition to an 883-square-foot guesthouse. The one-acre property comes with a clay tennis court, private courtyard, and plunge pool.
Inside, an open floor plan connects a spacious living area with a dining area, contemporary chef’s kitchen, and wet bar. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto ocean-facing decks with plenty of prime seating for savoring sunsets over the Pacific.
As impressive as the entertaining spaces are, the master suite is perhaps the dreamiest part of the property. Outfitted with three fireplaces (!), an insanely huge closet, a balcony, and a large bath with an oversized soaking tub, it’s the perfect personal sanctuary for the busy comedian and actress.
Feeling real estate envy yet? Not to worry: DeGeneres and de Rossi’s former Santa Barbara mansion is still up for grabs, if you’ve got the change ($45 million worth of it) to spare.