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Ellen DeGeneres flips Bali-inspired Montecito home, listing it for $39.9M after buying it for $27M


Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi have flipped their Bali-style California home only two years after buying it for $27million.

The four-bedroom property in Montecito, Santa Barbara is dubbed Salt Hill and offers unobstructed views of the ocean and mountains from its infinity pool and wooden patio deck.

But the stars recently put the home – which has five bathrooms and five half-bathrooms – on the market for $39.9million after a burglary three months ago. 

Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi have flipped their Bali-style California home which was purchased two years ago

Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi have flipped their Bali-style California home which was purchased two years ago

The home was purchased for $27million in 2018 but it has recently been listed by Riskin Partners Group for $39.9million

The home was purchased for $27million in 2018 but it has recently been listed by Riskin Partners Group for $39.9million

Dubbed Salt Hill, the property is in Montecito and has unobstructed views of the mountains. One of the bathrooms is pictured

Dubbed Salt Hill, the property is in Montecito and has unobstructed views of the mountains. One of the bathrooms is pictured

Reading time: A library area with high windows is pictured with a neon wall sign that features the phrase 'I know'

Reading time: A library area with high windows is pictured with a neon wall sign that features the phrase ‘I know’

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Finding Dory star DeGeneres' home wouldn't look out of place in Bali with its lush greenery and pond

Finding Dory star DeGeneres’ home wouldn’t look out of place in Bali with its lush greenery and pond. Ellen DeGeneres (L) and Portia de Rossi are picture left in May 2014

With its lush greenery and koi fish pond, the Finding Dory star’s estate resembles a Balinese escape. 

It unfolds in three parcels across 9.3 acres of land after the couple extended to buy the adjacent home for $1.9million.

Some of the $13million price increase is thought to come from an upgrade in security features after the home was burglarized over the summer.

As well as high-tech lasers and security cameras, there is also now a security office that takes up 400 sq ft on site.

The main house stretches 8,200 sq ft and has three of the bedrooms plus 4.5 bathrooms. The great room features South Asian-inspired wooden bean ceilings, low furniture beside the fireplace and additional dining and seating areas in the indoor-outdoor space. 

The loggia – which has its own fire pit – is accessible from both the great room and the kitchen, which has black marble counters that provide plenty of room for food preparation and appliances with its additional central island counter.

The kitchen appears especially sleek with invisible draw and cabinet pulls as well as open upper shelving and state-of-the art appliances including a dishwasher.

The huge four-bedroom home also has a security office and gym/cabana as well as infinity pool

The huge four-bedroom home also has a security office and gym/cabana as well as infinity pool

The home is on recently-expanded 9+ acre grounds that unfold in three parcels and also comes with its own pickleball court

The home is on recently-expanded 9+ acre grounds that unfold in three parcels and also comes with its own pickleball court 

The infinity pool lights up by night so the next lucky owner can take evening dips in the mild California climate

The infinity pool lights up by night so the next lucky owner can take evening dips in the mild California climate

The sprawling estate also offers unobstructed views of the ocean and great spots for watching sunsets

 The sprawling estate also offers unobstructed views of the ocean and great spots for watching sunsets

The loggia is an ideal spot for entertaining numerous guests while maintaining an intimate and relaxed feel

 The loggia is an ideal spot for entertaining numerous guests while maintaining an intimate and relaxed feel 

The great room allows for indoor-outdoor living and has a modern fireplace below the television as well as many layered lights

The great room allows for indoor-outdoor living and has a modern fireplace below the television as well as many layered lights

The main house is seen with its low scale furniture and high wooden beam ceilings that accommodate a striking light fixture

The main house is seen with its low scale furniture and high wooden beam ceilings that accommodate a striking light fixture

The open plan layout allows the kitchen to run on to more living spaces and the wooden deck patio for al fresco dining

The open plan layout allows the kitchen to run on to more living spaces and the wooden deck patio for al fresco dining

Large Fleetwood glass doors allow light to come flooding into practically every area of the house.

The open plan layout allows the kitchen to run on to more living spaces and the wooden deck patio for al fresco dining.

One nook that appears to be a darker respite is a cozy library area where bookshelves line the walls. Still like other areas of the house, the walls are still large enough for standout artwork; in this case, a neon wall sign that features the phrase ‘I know.’

The mansion is definitely suited to outdoorsy types; there’s a 720 sq ft cabana which could also be a gym, sauna and outside spa, plus a pickleball court.

The main home was completed in 2011 by the previous owner – a philanthropist. 

Across the way from the single story house is a 1,400 sq ft guest house for ultimate privacy.

The listing by Riskin Partners Group describes the home as ‘warm and modern, timeless and utterly cool,’ and says it ‘ pairs relentlessly clean lines with the organic undulations of the surrounding environment.’

The wooden decking on the loggia area is lit up with subtle under lighting lining the steps for evening entertainment

The wooden decking on the loggia area is lit up with subtle under lighting lining the steps for evening entertainment

The set-up also includes five half-bathrooms

Another lounge area is pictured

The set-up also includes five half-bathrooms (one of pictured left). Another lounge area is pictured right

The large scale walls allow for huge art pieces that really make an impression upon entry

The large scale walls allow for huge art pieces that really make an impression upon entry

The property has multiple fireplaces and fire pits indoors and outdoors making the home perfect for those who enjoy to cozy up any time of year

The property has multiple fireplaces and fire pits indoors and outdoors making the home perfect for those who enjoy to cozy up any time of year

An art sculpture is pictured on the lush lawn by the infinity pool on the 9.3 acre estate in Santa Barbara

An art sculpture is pictured on the lush lawn by the infinity pool on the 9.3 acre estate in Santa Barbara

The estate was expanded after the couple purchased the adjacent plot and features a guest house for ultimate privacy

The oasis also has a cabana that can be used as a gym as well as a 1.400 square foot guest house nearby

The oasis also has a cabana that can be used as a gym as well as a 1.400 square foot guest house nearby

The classic Bali-style roofing and nature-focused area is seen in this aerial shot of the location

The classic Bali-style roofing and nature-focused area is seen in this aerial shot of the location

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