…That rom-com queen Jennifer Aniston (Just Go With It, Marley & Me, Friends) isn’t the only Hollywood hotshot female to quietly float her home on to the market with with a teeth chattering price tag.
We first heard whispers several days ago from a friend and informant and now two impeccably placed real estate tattle-tales confirm that comedienne and talk show titan Ellen Degeneres has quietly floated her multi-residence Beverly Hills, CA compound on the market with a scorching asking price of around $50,000,000.
Miz Degeneres and her actress wife Portia de Rossi laid out $29,000,000 for the nearly 9,000 square foot crown jewel of their hillside compound above Coldwater Canyon (above), which they purchased in December 2007 from Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick and his unfortunately named entertainment attorney huzband Erik Hyman.
The property-mad pair quickly snatched up two adjacent residences for another $13,500,000. One house they kept and the other they razed to make way for an expanded motor court and private park. In July of 2008 they shelled out another $5,500,000 to acquire the final piece of their real estate puzzle, a hillside house with oblique views into their backyard.
A few quick flicks of the well-worn beads of our bejeweled abacus shows that Miz Degeneres shelled out a staggering total of $48,000,000 to put her compound together. Sit back and think about that for a moment, cupcakes. Forty-eight million clams not counting the ten or so million buckaroos she coughed up for a 26+-acre equestrian paradise in the rustic hills outside Westlake Village, CA in late 2009. Hoo-wee, babies, after publicly coming out of the closet this Sapphic sister became Tinseltown pariah who managed turn her professional lemons into wildly wealthy Hollywood power-player lemonade. Brava beehawtcha!
Anyhoo, we really can’t fathom why the Missus Degeneres’s might want to unload their superstar-style compound after so much scratch and effort was spent to cobble it together and customize it to their exacting and specific standards. If we’ve said it once, puppina–weenuhs, we’ve said it a thousand times, who are we to question or comprehend the capricious real estate ways of the rich and famous? Especially the mercurial ways of someone like Ellen Degeneres who has a long history of buying and flipping high-priced properties from Los Angeles to Montecito to the Santa Ynez Valley.
photo: Pacific Coast News