Danielle McCarthy


Inside Ellen DeGeneres's stunning $23.8 million California beach house

Inside Ellen DeGeneres's stunning $23.8 million California beach house

Seven months ago, comedian talk-show star Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi listed their lavish Tuscan-style home in Montecito, California, for sale.

It’s still on the market, for US$45 million ($57.6 million), but in the meantime DeGeneres has found something new.

And it’s a beauty. Mansion Global describes DeGeneres as a “serial house flipper”, and says property records show last week she bought a new house right on the beach at Carpinteria, in Santa Barbara County.

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She paid US$18.6 million ($23.8 million) for the house, purchasing it through a private trust and her business manager.

The listing, by MK Properties, refers to the “striking contemporary architecture that employs multiple-storey walls of glass to showcase panoramic views of the ocean, island, coastline and beach cove”.

“The open and airy entry level includes a vast great room where the living, dining and kitchen spaces are ‘as one’ with the beach.”

But it is the upper level that truly shines. The master suite is a private sanctuary, featuring a bedroom, office, bathroom and enormous walk-in wardrobe. There’s a double-sided gas fireplace in the suite, and floor-to-ceilng windows with views to the sea.

There are four bedrooms in the house, and it comes with a separate bunk house that can sleep eight.

Guests will never be short of things to do. In addition to the 24 metres of beach frontage on the 4572 square-metre property, there’s a clay tennis court with lights, and a plunge pool on the deck

DeGeneres is known for her passion for design and now has her own show on HGTV, Ellen’s Design Challenge.

Scroll through the gallery above to see inside the lavish house.

Republished with permission of Stuff.co.nz.

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