Yolanda is down for the count today with severe food poisoning. We warned her that $7.99 lunch buffet was too good to be true. Anyway, you have her friend and confidante U.N. Owen at the reins of this website today. This story will be uncharacteristically brief, but we wanted to give y’all a tasty morsel for your cruise into the weekend. Don’t worry, it’s poison-free.
In case you haven’t already heard, Ellen DeGeneres recently coughed up $15 million for a new house in Trousdale Estates, the steep and mid century modern neighborhood in the foothills of Beverly Hills. You may have already seen pics elsewhere but if you haven’t, here ya go. We shall let the photos do most of the talking.
Originally built in 1962 by celebrated architect John Elgin Woolf, the single story house was revamped last year by noted design firm Marmol Radziner. Before that, the house was long owned by the actress Marjorie Lord. There are 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 5,100 square feet inside.
The property is located on a tiny cul-de-sac where some of the neighbors include Blink182’s Mark Hoppus, music producer Clarence Avant, songwriter Ryan Tedder, and fashion designer Hedi Slimane. Mr. Owen hears that Mr. Slimane has a full-time security guard stationed in front of his house, which Ellen will likely appreciate.
Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi have bought and sold so many houses over the past few years that it’s almost impossible to quantify them all. But her current stable also includes another mid-century residence in Beverly Hills and an oceanfront mansion just south of Santa Barbara.