Ellen DeGeneres enjoys casual shopping in Montecito after buying a $2.9 million Santa Barbara bungalow
She just added a fairly modest purchase to her $450 million real estate portfolio.
And Ellen DeGeneres kept the casual theme going on her latest outing.
The 63-year-old chat show host was spotted on a casual solo shopping trip in Montecito, California, on Saturday.
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Out and about: Ellen DeGeneres was spotted on a casual solo shopping trip in Montecito, California on Saturday
The highly successful television personality wore a relaxed ensemble with an olive green bomber jacket over a plaid flannel.
She also wore light blue distressed jeans with brown suede boots while carrying a large bag of Hudson Grace purchases.
Her signature short platinum blonde locks were combed to the side as she accessorized with a patterned blue face mask and a platinum watch.
Moving on: The highly successful 63-year-old television personality wore a relaxed ensemble that included an olive green bomber jacket over a plaid flannel
This came just days after reports that she had purchased a much more modest home, a $2.9 million home in Santa Barbara, not far from the 8.24-acre estate in Montecito, California, that she and wife Portia de Rossi own. call home.
Known for flipping houses, DeGeneres has bought and sold at least 20 properties. She is said to have owned $450 million worth of homes in the past 17 years — making her most recent purchase all the more surprising.
DeGeneres currently owns $63.3 million in real estate, although she can now add this relatively small new purchase to her staggering portfolio.
Location, Location: This came just days after reports that she had bought a much more modest home and a $2.9 million home in Santa Barbara, not far from the 8.24-acre estate in Montecito, California that she owned. and call wife Portia de Rossi home
It’s not yet clear what the talk show host plans to do with the house, whether she’s going to freak out, tear it down, or maybe even let one of her employees live there.
Allowance! Ellen DeGeneres (above in 2018) currently owns $63.3 million in real estate
The 1,700-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom hideaway is in a prime location, just steps from the Montecito Butterfly Beach and the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara.
The house welcomes visitors into a lush garden via a stone walkway.
A handsome sitting room with a fireplace adjoins the entrance and offers plenty of light through tall sliding glass doors.
Close by is a master bedroom with sliding glass doors that open onto a spacious patio.
It has an en-suite bathroom with a large bath and patio doors leading to a small rock garden overlooking a private courtyard.
The kitchen features a granite center island with burners, oven and bar seating area, along with state-of-the-art appliances and sleek mid-century cabinetry.
The back is perfect for entertaining, with a water feature and fire pit on the patio.
And there’s plenty of room to add a guest house or pool, if Ellen plans on making upgrades.
Lounge: The two-bedroom, two-bath hideaway is just steps from the Montecito Butterfly Beach and the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara
Make yourself at home: a lovely sitting room with a fireplace adjoins the entrance and offers plenty of light through high sliding glass doors
What’s cooking? The kitchen features a granite cooking island with burners, an oven and a seating area on the bar bar
Cozy: Close by is a master bedroom with sliding glass doors that open onto a spacious patio
The property, which was built in 1954 and has undergone several renovations since then, is perfectly suited to the private type, nestled behind noise-reducing acoustic fence.
The ground floor house is likely an investment for DeGeneres, who already has a pretty impressive real estate portfolio.
While this is the first home Ellen and Portia have bought this year, the couple spent last year in several expensive spots, according to Architectural Summary.
Last September, they purchased a four-acre estate in Montecito with multiple buildings, including a Tom Kundig-designed barn and a Cape Dutch-style main house, for $49 million.
She also recently bought back another historic Montecito estate that was sold in 2018.
Enjoy: the master bedroom has a large full bath and patio doors leading to a small rock garden
Classic: The house was built in 1954 and has since undergone several renovations
Additions: There’s plenty of room to add a guest house or pool, if Ellen plans to make upgrades
Privacy please! The house is perfectly suited to the private type, nestled behind noise-reducing acoustic fencing
The couple reportedly lives in a Balinese-style home nearby, which was purchased for $27 million in 2019.
And Ellen’s real estate adventures aren’t limited to the Santa Barbara area.
In May 2019, the star purchased a newly renovated five-bedroom, 12-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion from fellow celebrities Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo.
They seized the Tudor-influenced home for $45 million, only to sell the property in March for a reported $47 million, according to Wall Street Journal.
Last month, DeGeneres announced that her daytime talk show would end after 20 seasons, following allegations that the production would foster a toxic work environment. Rumor has it that Kelly Clarkson is taking the coveted afternoon timeslot.
Big spender! In May 2019, the star purchased a newly renovated five-bedroom, 12-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion from fellow celebrities Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo for more than $45 million. She reportedly sold the spot for $47 million