On another day, another deal involving a Hollywood power couple and serial pinball machines Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi.
The entertainment duo unloaded a lavish estate in Montecito, Calif., Built like an island spa. The Bali-inspired home traded hands last week for $ 33.3 million, according to an act recorded Friday in Santa Barbara County.
This is a windfall of over $ 6 million for Ms DeGeneres, 62, and Ms de Rossi, 47, who bought the nine-acre property in early 2019 for $ 27 million. They owned the house in a trust run by the talk show host’s business manager, Mansion Global previously reported.
Of course, their profit does not include the work they put into the project. A listing of the house with Riskin Partners Group of Village Properties indicates that the resort, which has its own security office, independent guesthouse and pickleball court, has been “recently renovated.” Robert Riskin, a brokerage firm associate and listing agent on the property, declined to comment on the story.
For a trophy property, the listing sold at lightning speed, closing less than a month after it hit the market. He was originally asking for nearly $ 40 million, according to the list’s records.
Santa Barbara County, like many luxury second home markets, has seen increased sales in the wake of the pandemic. Pending sales last month rose more than 37% from a year ago, while the median selling price climbed 40% during the same period, according to recent market data from Redfin.
The couple’s renovation included expanding the home’s porch, adding more outdoor square footage to enjoy sweeping views of the infinity pool and the Pacific Ocean beyond, according to before and after footage of the property. their property.
Ms DeGeneres and Ms de Rossi also swapped out the wood ceiling in the Great Room, opting for warmer wood paneling over the existing darker weathered beams. They removed more outdated elements from the house, including a huge aquarium in that same room, added a sculpture to the lawn, and installed new contemporary light fixtures as seen in the pictures.
The lavish master bathroom has also received a redesign that replaced hardwood floors with stone and added a large tub and two sinks in the same material.
The couple also beefed up security technology following a burglary on the property in July, according to Variety, which first announced the sale.
Otherwise, much of the overall property features have remained the same: four bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and over 10,500 square feet.
The Mystery Shopper, a limited liability company registered in Delaware, could not be reached for comment.