Inside Ellen Degeneres’ US$45m Santa Barbara Villa

The 10,500 square-foot home emulates the style of 17th century Italian villas 
Andrea Nazarian
November 21, 2017

Address: 1106 Coast Village Road, Montecito, CA 93108
Price: US $45,000,000
Square Footage: 10,500
Agent: Suzanne Perkins
Beds: 6
Baths: 6

The stunning California home of television superstar Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia De Rossi is on the market for US$45 million, or $57 million Canadian.

The magnificent home was designed and built in the 1930s by renowned architect Wallace Frost, as a residence for himself after returning from living in Italy. The home emulates the classical style of 17th-century Italian villas, with incredible craftsmanship and tasteful use of luxury materials throughout home’s interior and exterior.

According to a Curbed report, Ellen and Portia originally bought the home in 2013 for US $26.5 million, later modernizing the home and buying two properties adjacent to it to expand their plot to 16.88 acres.

“The surrounding gardens and olive trees are almost as wonderful as the interior. The house truly feels like it was built out of the landscape, rather than plopped on a plot,” Ellen told Curbed. “It feels ancient, like it’s been there forever. Like that hill was never without the house. This is a home that honours nature, and I love that.”

Take a tour with us as we explore Ellen’s incredible California pad.

Ellen Exterior
Photo: Sotheby's International Realty

It feels as though we've stepped back into Renaissance-era Italy

Ellen Living
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The home has a calming, neutral colour scheme throughout each space


Ellen Kitchen
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The kitchen is arguably the most modern part of the home 


Ellen Dining Room
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Imagine Ellen hosting a fabulous dinner party with some of her talk show guests in this dining room


Ellen Bedroom
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We're amazed at the incredible views visible from this massive bedroom


Ellen Living 2
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This home has several relaxing living and sitting rooms, and we're not complaining about it


Ellen Jordan House
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The couple built this additional indoor-outdoor entertaining pavillion and named it Jordan House


Ellen Games Room
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We love the rustic yet modern interior design of the entertaining space


Ellen Entertaining
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Looks like there's more than enough space for a party in the Jordan House 


Ellen Outdoor Patio
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We're not sure we'd be able to finish that game of chess with views like that 


Ellen View
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Having regular access to an ocean view like this would be a dream


Ellen Pool
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Swimming in a pool like this wouldn't be too shabby, either 


Ellen Outdoor
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Hosting an outdoor get-together would be a total breeze with a space like this 

Andrea Nazarian
Andrea is the Content and Social Media Specialist at Andrea has over five years of multi-industry experience in communications and content marketing. Originally from Toronto, Andrea moved to Vancouver in April 2016 and has been loving the West Coast life ever since.