If Ellen DeGeneres's many immaculate homes, decor line ED Ellen DeGeneres, and her book about her love for interior design (called Home, fittingly) are any indication, her talents extend far beyond the daytime talk show stage. As Elle Décor reports, the five-bedroom, 8,055-square-foot Beverly Hills home that once belonged to DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi hit the market again in 2018 for a casual $33.7 million. As of 2019, it was available to rent for $65,000 per month.
Located in the Trousdale Estates neighborhood of Beverly Hills, the home was designed by famed architect Harold Levitt in 1956 and belonged to high-end interior designer Kelly Wearstler between 2002 and 2006. DeGeneres and de Rossi lived in the home from 2012 to 2014, according to Elle Décor, and former MGM co-chairman Roger Birnbaum owned the place up until it was put on the market in 2018, according to Page Six.
Although the famously private residence is nestled behind large gates and thick foliage, the floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights, and stunning natural light manage to cultivate an open, inviting atmosphere. The estate also houses a stainless steel chef's kitchen, terrace, outdoor dining area, swimming pool, butler's pantry, music room, library, bar, game room, home gym, and massive primary bathroom featuring two separate baths.
The term “Primary Bathroom” is now widely used to describe the largest bathroom in the home, as it better reflects the space’s purpose. Many realtors, architects, interior designers, and the Real Estate Standards Association have recognized the potentially discriminatory connotations in the term “Master.” Read more about our Diversity and Inclusion Pledge.
Step inside DeGeneres and de Rossi's former California abode below—we wonder which personal touches to the home were DeGeneres's.
The home is fondly referred to as "The Skouras Residence," in reference to its very first owners in the 1950s: Diane and Charles Skouras Jr.; he was part-owner of a major movie theater group.
Greenery flows seamlessly between the interior and exterior of the five-bedroom home.
The home features a massive open floor plan and skylights, true to classic midcentury style.
A floor-to-ceiling marble fireplace anchors the living room—another classic fixture of 1950s-era homes.
Natural light streams in through the panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city next to this sitting area.
A home library sits at the front of the home and features an entire wall of bookshelves, plus more floor-to-ceiling windows and ample seating.
The primary bedroom features a soothing mauve color palette and tons of natural light.
The term “Primary Bedroom” is now widely used to describe the largest bedroom in the home, as it better reflects the space’s purpose. Many realtors, architects, interior designers, and the Real Estate Standards Association have recognized the potentially discriminatory connotations in the term “Master.” Read more about our Diversity and Inclusion Pledge.
The spacious dining room, which seats 14 people, was made for large dinner parties.
The massive kitchen that's fit for a chef is outfitted with chic stainless steel appliances and cabinets and sleek black marble countertops.
An indoor bar area with stools offers calming views of the lush grounds outside.
A sheltered seating area on the patio offers welcome relief from the blazing California sun.
And what pool deck is complete without a pool table?
A second fireplace brings together one of many outdoor seating areas with a large sectional and swing bed.
A massive swimming pool perfect for swimming laps is the crown jewel of the backyard.
Plus, check out those L.A. skyscraper views from the pool. Maybe DeGeneres should have kept the place after all!