Ellen and Portia flip their Montecito mansion! Bali-inspired home with mountain and ocean views goes on the market for $39.9million – with a high-tech security renovation three months after burglary
- Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi have flipped their Bali-style Santa Barbara, California home
- The Montecito property was purchased two years ago for $27million but is listed for $39.9million
- Dubbed Salt Hill, it has mountain views, five bathrooms, five half bathrooms and four bedrooms
- It’s surrounded by lush greenery as well as many water features including infinity pool and pond
- The property – which had a break-in three months ago – also has a security office, pickleball court and cabana
- They flipped the estate at a $13million price increase after buying the adjacent plot of land for a guest house
The four-bedroom property in Montecito, Santa Barbara is dubbed Salt Hill and offers unobstructed views of the ocean and mountains from its infinity pool and wooden patio deck.
But the stars recently put the home – which has five bathrooms and five half-bathrooms – on the market for $39.9million after a burglary three months ago.
Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi have flipped their Bali-style California home which was purchased two years ago
The home was purchased for $27million in 2018 but it has recently been listed by Riskin Partners Group for $39.9million
Dubbed Salt Hill, the property is in Montecito and has unobstructed views of the mountains. One of the bathrooms is pictured
A library area is pictured with a neon wall sign that features the phrase ‘I know’
Finding Dory star DeGeneres’ home wouldn’t look out of place in Bali with its lush greenery and pond. Ellen DeGeneres (L) and Portia de Rossi are picture left in May 2014
With its lush greenery and koi fish pond, the Finding Dory star’s estate resembles a Balinese escape.
It unfolds in three parcels across 9.3 acres of land after the couple extended to buy the adjacent home for $1.9million.
More of the $13million price increase is thought to come from an upgrade in security features after the home was burglarized over the summer.
As well as high-tech lasers and security cameras, there is also now a security office that takes up 400 sq ft on site.
The main house stretches 8,200 sq ft and has three of the bedrooms plus 4.5 bathrooms. The great room features South Asian-inspired wooden bean ceilings, low furniture beside the fireplace and additional dining and seating areas in the indoor-outdoor space.
The loggia – which has its own fire pit – is accessible from both the great room and the kitchen, which has black marble counters that provide plenty of room for food preparation and appliances with its additional central island counter.
The kitchen appears especially sleek with invisible draw and cabinet pulls as well as open upper shelving and state-of-the art appliances including a dishwasher.
The huge four-bedroom home also has a security office and gym/cabana as well as infinity pool
The home is on recently-expanded 9+ acre grounds that unfold in three parcels and also comes with its own pickleball court
The sprawling estate also offers unobstructed views of the ocean and great spots for watching sunsets
The main house is seen with its low scale furniture and high wooden beam ceilings that accommodate a striking light fixture
The open plan layout allows the kitchen to run on to more living spaces and the wooden deck patio for al fresco dining
Large Fleetwood glass doors allow light to come flooding into practically every area of the house.
The open plan layout allows the kitchen to run on to more living spaces and the wooden deck patio for al fresco dining.
One nook that appears to be a darker respite is a cozy library area where bookshelves line the walls. Still like other areas of the house, the walls are still large enough for standout artwork; in this case, a neon wall sign that features the phrase ‘I know.’
The mansion is definitely suited to outdoorsy types; there’s a 720 sq ft cabana which could also be a gym, sauna and outside spa, plus a pickleball court.
The main home was completed in 2011 by the previous owner – a philanthropist.
Across the way from the single story house is a 1,400 sq ft guest house for ultimate privacy.
The listing by Riskin Partners Group describes the home as ‘warm and modern, timeless and utterly cool,’ and says it ‘ pairs relentlessly clean lines with the organic undulations of the surrounding environment.’
The estate was expanded after the couple purchased the adjacent plot and features a guest house for ultimate privacy
The classic Bali-style roofing and nature-focused area is seen in this aerial shot of the location