Ellen DeGeneres quietly launches a mid-century gem for $ 8.8 million

Less than a year after buying a Mid-Century Beverly Crest home for $ 8.5 million, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi sold the house in an off-market deal for $ 8.757 million.

The profit margin of $ 257,000 is slightly lower than their usual projects. They earned $ 6.3 million by flipping a Montecito compound for $ 33.3 million in 2020 and last year they made nearly $ 4.5 million selling a Beverly Hills mansion for $ 47 million.

Tucked away in Hidden Valley Estates, the mid-century gem has been linked to a few big names over the years. It was built in 1961 by Los Angeles architect Robert Skinner, and the elegant mullion and beam design was later featured in Julius Schulman’s book “Modernism Rediscovered”. In 2021, DeGeneres and de Rossi bought it from talent agent Greg Cavic.

Mid-century, the one-story house offers a courtyard garden entrance, long sky-lit corridors, and a handful of living spaces featuring 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 also contains four bedrooms and five bathrooms, including a master suite with a freestanding fireplace. It opens directly outside, where a dining patio leads to a brazier, swimming pool and bar.

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

De Rossi, 49, appeared in the legal drama “Ally McBeal” and in the sitcoms “Arrested Development” and “Better Off Ted”. Most recently, he portrayed President Elizabeth North on ABC’s “Scandal”.