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Ellen DeGeneres's £36m Santa Barbara home goes up for sale – see inside

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March 20, 2017
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Ellen DeGeneres has listed the gorgeous Santa Barbara home she shares with her wife Portia de Rossi. The comedian and TV host is hoping to gain £36million for the stunning coastal home, Sotheby's has revealed, after purchasing the estate for a reported £21million five years ago.

The 10,000-square-foot property features a main house, which has six bedrooms, nine fireplaces, and an 800-square-foot living room. It dates back to 1930 and sits on just under 17 acres of land, offering breathtaking views over the Pacific and the surrounding mountains. Outside, the grounds feature a swimming pool, classic fountains and sunken tennis courts. Ellen also had a guest house built on the land called Jordan Hall.

Speaking to Sotheby's about the charming, historical estate, Ellen said: "The house is always surprising. It reveals itself to you in new ways every day. It's not overly manicured or tidy. It's not overly precious or perfect. And it's a home that manages to be both spacious and cosy at once."

She added: "The surrounding gardens and olive trees are almost as wonderful as the interior. The house truly feels like it was built out of the landscape, rather than plopped on a plot. It feels ancient, like it's been there forever. Like that hill was never without the house. This is a home that honours nature, and I love that."

Ellen, who has been buying, selling and renovating homes in southern California for the past 25 years, added: "If you think of your home as a canvas – regardless of its style or architecture – you can put anything on it. I tend to keep painting the painting until it's so done, there's nothing left to do. That's when I sell the canvas and buy a new one."

Click through to check out the inside of Ellen's gorgeous Santa Barbara home

All photos courtesy of Jim Bartsch

View Ellen's property for sale on Southeby's International Reality


The house features stunning stone brick walls, with an open plan living space


The living area has a striking fireplace for cosy nights in, while Ellen's impressive art collection can be seen decorating the walls


The luxurious property boasts an outdoor swimming pool overlooking a stunning landscape


We love the stylish bar area on the ground floor - ideal for hosting star studded parties


Ellen describes her property as: "A home that manages to be both spacious and cosy at once"


Amongst the 17 acres of land lies a cosy outdoor dining area for summer hosting


The TV host told Southeby's: "This is a home that honours nature, and I love that"


We're loving picturing Ellen sipping a coffee overlooking her garden - making her cosy home double up as a luxurious poolside cafe

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