Ellen DeGeneres Put Her Montecito Cottage Up for Sale and the Kitchen Is Giving Super-Cozy Vibes

published Nov 21, 2022
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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Ellen DeGeneres attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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Over the years, Ellen DeGeneres has purchased and sold multiple Montecito, California homes and recently, she listed yet another in the area for $5.85 million. The former talk show host and her wife, Portia De Rossi, have been in the real estate business since 2003, reportedly selling over 20 properties to date. Their recent listing, held by Robert Riskin of Riskin Partners Estates Group, is an exceptional piece of art, and you’re going to want to take a peek inside.   

The charming cottage-style home — which was built in 1915 — is approximately 2,280 square feet and features a main house with 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and 1 half bath, with a separate guest cottage equipped with a single bedroom and bathroom. Additionally a small, second detached accessory structure rounds out the space, creating a pleasant village vibe on the 0.19-acre lot. 

Hidden behind a barrier of tall hedges that don a private entrance to the home, you are greeted with a strong red front door. Upon entering the home, vaulted ceilings welcome you in while the large, divided light windows and original architecture highlight some of the home’s beautiful 1915 origins.  

Along with the original architecture, the residence also features an updated kitchen and bathroom, giving the entire home an overall modern-chic feel. With marble countertops, white cabinets, and white appliances to match, the kitchen is the perfect accent to the dark and rustic hardwood floors that run throughout the entire home. 

Perhaps the most relaxing feature, the outdoor area offers multiple open air rooms perfect for getting together with friends and family, or just enjoying some private time to yourself. Guarded by tall trees and foliage, the private nature of the entire residence makes this home the perfect getaway without having to even leave your driveway.

Can you see yourself kicking back in your own little private village? You can find photos and learn more about Ellen’s elegant cottage getaway in the official listing here. Alternatively, if you happen to be thinking about putting your own home on the market, these tips for clearing out your backyard come straight from the real estate agents themselves, while these affordable kitchen upgrades will most definitely help in the process of selling your lovely abode.   

Want to take a peek into other celeb-owned homes? Kitchn’s celebrity real estate section is your place to be.