Ellen DeGeneres adds $8.5M Midcentury Modern Home in Beverly Hills to real estate portfolio

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi, Southern California’s busiest celebrity home-flippers, have found their next project. The power couple just paid $8.5 million for a pristine Midcentury in Beverly Hills post office.

The embattled talk show host has about $US70 million worth of real estate–paid for with profits made as she and wife Portia de Rossi bought and sold $450m in homes over the past 17 years.

DeGeneres’s new five bedroom house in the Hidden Valley Estates was built in 1961 by famed architect Robert Skinner and has been completely restored by architect John Betram with designer Sarah Shetter according to Realtor.com.

The power couple bought this one from talent agent Greg Cavic, who brought the midcentury gem to the market in July for $9.35 million. Today, the abode has an open floor plan, glass walls, Douglas fir cabinets, terrazzo flooring, calcutta gold and salt marble countertops and a chef’s kitchen according to the listing.

The 1700sqm lot has a courtyard entry, a pool and lush gardens designed by Judy Kameon of Elysian Landscapes.

In addition to five bedrooms and five bathrooms, there’s a step-down living room with a fireplace, breakfast nook with booth seating and massive kitchen with a marble-topped island.

Outback, gardens engulf a patio with a swimming pool, fireplace and bar. The property covers just under half an acre.

To get to the DeGeneres new house, you have to pass Adele’s new US$9.95 million home, which formerly belonged to Nicole Richie.

DeGeneres, 63, will bow out of her talk show next year, she announced in May, saying the decision was not a result of toxic workplace allegations levelled against her.

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