Ellen DeGeneres Sells $23 Million Carpinteria Home
By edhat staff
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and actor wife Portia de Rossi have sold their $23 million Carpinteria home.
The celebrity couple purchased the 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath oceanfront home in 2017 for $18.6 million and have reportedly secured an all-cash offer close to their asking price. The property was marketed by local Compass broker Suzanne Perkins and Riskin Partners Group at Village Properties.
The new owner is Jamie Kern Lima and her husband Paul. Lima is a former television star who founded IT cosmetics in 2008. She sold the business in 2016 to L'Oreal for $1.2 billion, reports Variety.
The 6,862-square-foot property sits on 1.13 acres with 77 feet of beach frontage. It includes a fitness room, oceanfront balconies, huge closets, private spa, tennis courts, and a 900 square foot guest house. Other celebrity neighbors in Carpinteria include George Lucas, Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, and Lynda Weinman from lynda.com.
DeGeneres and de Rossi listed their $8.95 million Montecito home this past February and quickly purchased a Bali-inspired mansion closer to the mountains in Montecito for $27 million.
“We buy a house, and we love it, and we stay in it, and we get a little bored because we like a different style or a different aesthetic, and I love furniture and I love decorating,” DeGeneres told Savannah Guthrie during an appearance on “TODAY” last fall. “So, if I find something else and we make money, then why not move to another house?”
The experienced house-flippers still have at least one property in the Santa Barbara area and it probably won't be their last.
Kern Lima also has several local residences. Just last year she paid $35 million in cash for a Montecito compound previously owned by the late owner of several Philadelphia sports franchises, billionaire Ed Snider. It sits right next door to Oprah Winfrey’s 66-acre property and was reportedly the most expensive Santa Barbara County residential transaction in more than a decade, reports Variety.