Ellen DeGeneres lists an 'exceedingly charming' Montecito cottage for $5.85 million

The house flipper is selling a craftsman style cottage – one of the several Santa Barbara properties owned by the tycoon

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Ellen DeGeneres has listed a quaint cottage in Montecito – one of the many properties owned by the house flipper and her wife – for $6 million. 

The comedian and host of her eponymously named talk show is best known for her TV appearances, but she is also a force in the real estate industry, alongside her wife Portia de Rossi. Together, the couple have acquired, decorated and resold some of the most exclusive properties in the US, and some of the world's best homes

Earlier this week, the couple bought an iconic Richard Neutra-designed home in Bel Air, not long after famously buying back a ranch they previously sold in Montecito, the same affluent town where they have listed this craftsman style cottage for $5.85 million. The couple also sold an English Tudor-style property in Beverly Hills in 2021. 

Ellen DeGeneres

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According to the listing, the two-bedroom home sits on a 0.2-acre lot that sits in close proximity to both the beach and Montecito's lower and upper villages. Stand-out architectural features include the home's divided light windows and original built-ins that give the home a modern but rustic feel. 

The home was completed in 2015, but since then, its bathrooms and kitchen have undergone chic renovations that ensure the home is fit for contemporary living. The latter, in particular, is a trove of gray and white kitchen ideas – complete with marble topped countertops and top-of-the-range appliances. 

These neutral but stylish color ideas contine throughout the entirety of the cottage which features a dark gray and cream living space and a dining room, crowned  with a statement chandelier.


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Ellen and Portia are synonymous with Cali cool decorating ideas, and this home is no exception. It is welcome news, therefore, that all furnishings (including the artworks and kitchenware) are available to purchase if the new buyer so desires. 

Like many homes in Montecito, this home combines indoor and outdoor living through its alfresco rooms for dining and entertaining. The celebrity-favored town beyond the estate is also home to Jennifer Aniston, who recently bought Oprah Winfrey's Montecito home for $14.8 million. Meghan Markle and Harry, Ariana Grande and Rob Lowe, also reside in the Santa Barbara town. 

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Megan Slack
News Editor

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.