shortly after the tragic death of his friend and former co-producer DJ Stephen ‘Twitch’ BossIt has been revealed that Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi, paid a record $70 million for two side-by-side properties in the upscale seaside enclave of Carpinteria, California.
The first property he bought was for $41.7 million. According to, a Tuscan farmhouse-style mansion on 3.4 acres Sightline Santa Barbara.
And another property, in the neighborhood, fetched them $28.2 million. It’s for a vacant 6.6-acre plot of land, which comes with sprawling lawns and a lake.
The deal represents the highest ever paid for a Santa Barbara-area property, eclipsing the $63 million that billionaire Riley Bechtel and his wife, Susan, paid two years ago for a much larger Montecito ranch was.
“This home is an inspired masterpiece of quality and craftsmanship. On three coveted Padaro Lane acres, this property is a harmonious blend of contrasts: it’s rustic yet sophisticated; opulent yet comfortable; cutting edge, yet sheer artistry,” Previous The listing noted the property at $41.7 million, which was previously listed for $60 million.
Composed of six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, the house is spread over 9,000 square feet.
The property also has a family room with fireplace, two butler pantries, kitchen-raised herbs and vegetable garden—and a great room with a walk-in antique fireplace, mosaic dormers, and heavy beam work, mentioned in a previous listing has been done.
The primary bedroom has dual baths and walk-in closets, a private outdoor spa, and a fountain just off the dual bath.
Amenities include a movie theater, a wine cellar, a pool, two spas, an outdoor shower, and a fire pit.
The previous listing highlights the 150-year-old olive trees surrounding the property, and the driveway entry that boasts hundred-year-old imported granite cobblestones.
The move comes after DeGeneres, 64, and De Rossi, 49, have made several real estate transactions in the past year alone — including selling and buying more properties.
Considering their past patterns in real estate, it is likely that they will eventually flip this property as well.
The two currently have a cottage in the hedgerow district of Montecito on the market for $5.8 million. Additionally, they own two other Montecito cottages and a horse ranch.
Last month, he paid $29 million for Tom Ford’s former Bel-Air estate.