Celebrity House Flipper Ellen DeGeneres Banks It Every Time

The best way to look at celebrity house flipper Ellen DeGeneres is that for the most part she really loves her home. For her, it’s a wonderful place to visit. But home? Meh.

There. Now it all makes sense. No doubt she’s doubled down on her celebrity preferred luggage for all the times she’s packed up and moved on.

Celebrity house flipper Ellen banks Montecito mansion

Montecito, CA mansion flip – profit just under $5 million, Sotheby’s International Realty

This is hard to keep score because it’s a moving target with Ellen. At last count, she’s bought over a dozen homes and sold around 12.

That basically leaves her with just one house to live in currently. A celebrity with only one home?

Now that would be funny. Nope, she’s right up there with the rest of the A-Listers and their many, many homes.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia deRossi

Ellen and her wife Portia de Rossi, own a contemporary Beverly Hills home, and a 17-acre, Tuscan villa in Santa Barbara they paid $26.5 million for.

Carpenteria, CA beach house

Ellen Degeneres flipped home in Carpenteria
Ellen Degeneres flipped home in Santa Barbara

This celebrity house flipper also has a keen understanding of interior design and decorating, which she exceeds when doing her own home designs. These inspiring moments also led her to start her ED Home Collection.

Thousand Oaks horse ranch flipped by Ellen DeGeneres

Thousand Oaks, CA horse ranch

There’s a big misconception in life that we should all be tied down to what we do best, but who says we can’t do several things well?

Ellen artistically puts that myth to bed. She even has her own tube channel – is there nothing this woman can’t do?

The icing on the cake is Ellen’s own book, called HOME showcasing amazing home spaces and architecture. Her book is available here.

Home by Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen and Portia are most likely going to hang for a while at the Beverly Hills home they recently bought from Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo.

As a celeb pedigree home, Adam and Behati purchased the home in March 2018 from Will & Grace creator Max Mutchnick for $33.9 million. They then put in another $7 million to renovate and upgrade. Ultimately it was listed at $47.5 million and Ellen reportedly paid $45 million for this home.

If that home had a head on it, it would be spinning. What can we say, A-Listers like to keep it in the family and if you follow the money, everyone did A-OK.

Brody House in Holmby Hills

Brody House, Holmby Hills, CA

beach house in Malibu flipped by celebs Brad and Angelina

Malibu, CA beach house

Other notable house flips by Ellen DeGeneres include;

“Treehouse” in Laurel Canyon
Bought (2004): $1.275 million
Sold (2005): $2.1 million

Malibu Beach House
Bought (2012): $12 million
Sold (2012): $13 million

Santa Barbara Italian Villa
Bought (2013): $28.8 million
Sold (2018): $34 million

Famed Brody House, Holmby Hills
Bought (2014): $39.88 million
Sold (2014): $49.5 million

Ellen and Portia did take a hit on their Beverly West condo, but “taking a hit” is relative when you look at the above 4 sales.

They might have made up the difference growing their own food in one of these state of the art indoor gardens. Strictly a guess, but they must have quite the garden at some of these homes.


Santa Barbara, CA ranch house flip – profit almost $4 million

Back to their Beverly Hills home…

Their current English Tudor style home sits on a 1-acre lot, has a total of 10,376 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. The grounds include a pool, an outdoor kitchen, and a putting green. Seriously, why wouldn’t it?

Bottom line, Ellen DeGeneres is great at flipping houses and she loves doing it. She’s living a life full of inspiration, passion, and positive experiences. We try to highlight this same lifestyle here at Jetsetty, hoping that you too are inspired to boldly pursue your dreams – joyful experiences included.

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