Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi return to 90210, particularly in a 4,614 square foot mid-century modern house built in 1961 and designed by architect Robert Skinner, Dirt reports. DeGeneres paid $ 8.5 million for the gorgeous property that featured in Taschen’s Modernism rediscovered, a chronicle of Californian architecture of the 1950s and 1960s.
The home’s previous owners restored the property with architect John Bertram and interior designer Sarah Shetter, leaving it with custom Douglas fir cabinetry, museum-quality lighting, and redwood tongue-and-groove siding. inside and outside, among other details that complement the original design of the house. The master bedroom has a retro freestanding fireplace, exterior access and a private bathroom with bathtub.
The excess wood accents and floor-to-ceiling windows of the five-bedroom, six-bathroom ranch house put it in perfect harmony with the surrounding gardens. The partially covered outdoor dining area, swimming pool and adjacent sink bar offer another opportunity to enjoy the property’s beautiful natural elements, designed by Elysian Landscapes. Set in Hidden Valley Estates, a gated community that many stars including Adele and Nicole Kidman call their home, the couple will enjoy much-needed privacy if they choose to make the place their primary residence, made even worse by the surrounding fences of the house which protect a yard outside the front door.
DeGeneres and de Rossi have had all year to buy and sell homes, including buying three different homes in Montecito (including one they bought for the second time) and selling their Beverly Hills property. . There’s no denying that the couple are quite prolific in the real estate business – in fact, DeGeneres even owned the house right next to the Skinner House from 2001 to 2003.
Originally appeared on Architectural Digest