Living the dream! Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi shell out $40million for LA architectural splendour The Brody House

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For Ellen DeGeneres, money was no object when she laid eyes on the lavish estate known in Los Angeles’ Holmby Hills area as The Brody House.

The 55-year-old talk show host and wife Portia de Rossi soon snapped up the mansion for a whopping $39.888 million.

The 13,511-square-foot mid-century dwelling was designed by famed architect A. Quincy Jones and is considered THE masterpiece of modern sophistication and glamour.

Extensive remodelling can be seen in the smooth walled interiors, spotless wood and marble floors and lushly landscaped grounds.

Ellen and Portia will have no trouble attracting party guests with this glass-walled home that features six bedrooms and nine baths, and counts Playboy founder Hugh Hefner among its high-profile neighbours.

The living room amazes with it’s clean design, polished espresso-stained floor, stunning fireplace and atmosphere lighting.

The modern decor includes a breathtaking open staircase leading to the upper story and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, while the entry features a black-and-white marble floor and built-in planter.

The mansion boasts many other built-in features such as cabinets and bookshelves – and that will come in handy for an avid architectural buff such as Ellen.

Other modernistic touches can be seen in the inner courtyard, a wonderful place to unwind on a cushioned chaise while glancing up at the starlit sky.

The master bedroom is like its own little apartment with it’s irregular shape, glass walls, fireplace and plush carpeting.

And the adjoining master bath a long bathtub encased in black marble and plenty of counterspace with her-and-her sinks.

Other living areas include a denlike room with white brick fireplace and sloping ceiling that reminds one of Robert DeNiro in Casino.

Stepping outside, many resting spots abound such as a walled-in patio with its own fireplace and sheltering tree.

The property extends 2.3 acres with green lawns bordered by shady trees and appealing shrubs.

The Brody House also comes equipped with a gym – so Ellen and Portia can burn calories in style and in privacy – as well as an impressive Olympic-sized pool, spa and tennis court.


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