Ellen DeGeneres quietly flips Mid Century jewelry for $8.8 million.


Less than a year after purchasing the Mid Century home in Beverly Crest for $8.5 million, prolific homebuilders Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi sold the home in an off-market deal for $8.75 million.

A profit margin of $257,000 is slightly thinner than a typical project. They made $6.3 million from the Montecito complex in 2020 for $33.3 million, and last year they made $4.5 million from selling their Beverly Hills mansion for $47 million.

Hidden in Hidden Valley Estates, the Mid Century gem has been tied to a notable name over the years. Built in 1961 by LA architect Robert Skinner, the sophisticated column and column design was later featured in Julius Schulman’s book “Modernism Rediscovered”. In 2021 DeGeneres and de Rossi were purchased from talent agent Greg Cavic.

This mid-century one-story home offers a garden patio entrance, long-ceiling-lighted hallways and a handful of living spaces marked with wood and glass. A recent renovation by architect John Bertram and designer Sarah Shetter brought in Douglas fir furniture, terrazzo floors and redwood accents.

The 3,500 square foot floor plan features 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, including a basic suite with a freestanding fireplace. The dining patio opens directly to the outside with access to the fire pit, pool and bar.

DeGeneres, 64, won several Emmys for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, which premiered in 2003. She also hosted the Grammys, Academy Awards, and the NBC game show “Ellen’s Game of Games”.

De Rossi, 49, has appeared in the legal drama “Ally McBeal” and the sitcoms “Arrested Development” and “Better Off Ted”. More recently, she played President Elizabeth North on the ABC show “Scandal.”



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