Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia DeRossi are serious home buyers and sellers, regularly putting on the market something they bought and redid.
Their latest project for sale is in Montecito, a 1929 stone villa built by architect Wallace Frost. Yours today, if you call now, for $45million.
Ellen and Portia bought it from designer John Saladino who took several years to restore it to his taste. Here’s a link to a blog post from 2010 on Saladino’s approach to the villa and his interior decor eye.
It’s reported that Ellen and Portia paid $26.5 million for it in 2013 and set upon recreating the interior to match their sensibilities.
The living room:
The family room:
The Dining Room
The huge kitchen but to me looks very industrial, cold, and unappealing. I can see this kitchen in a very modern home and while I like the juxtaposition of old and modern, this doesn’t work for me.
This is my favorite room so far, called the kitchen sitting room. Almost looks like an old stone house from the 1700s in Philadelphia.
The master bedroom leaves me cold too.
Then you realize the value of the home is in its location location location and view view view. The MBR view looks pretty decent although anyone else notice that the door/window in front of the bed has no deck or railing?
Speaking of view view view – here’s $44 million of the $45 million price tag.
Me, I’d skip living in the main house altogether and beg for the secondary house they call the Jordan Hall. This has me written all over it.
Here’s the listing from Sotheby’s. Are we in or out on this house? I can’t decide. Most of me says no. Not warm enough.