Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have just put their amazing Montecito estate on the market for $45 million.
Perched on a crest with views of the ocean, harbor, and mountains, the secluded estate was designed and built in the 1930s by celebrated architect Wallace Frost. Two-storey 10,500 sq. ft. home sits on 16.88 acres and is secured by 18th-century Spanish gates. Highlights include six restful bedrooms, six baths, nine fireplaces, a media room, multiple libraries, a regal living room, a formal dining room, an inviting kitchen with marble-wrapped surfaces and stainless-steel appliances, relaxing stone terraces, and exquisite landscaping.
Windows and glass doors admit lovely natural light, opening to encourage an interplay with the outdoors.
Beside the alluring Roman-style pool, amid a swath of verdant grass, an antique Italian column creates a dramatic silhouette, most notably at sunset. Recent additions include the spacious, modern entertainment pavilion known as Jordan Hall; a lap swimming pool; and a tennis court.