Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s ritzy Santa Barbara neighborhood is about to get yet another A-list resident, after Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi purchased a $49 million estate in the area.
The talk show host bought the former home of SNL star turned political commentator Dennis Miller for that staggering cash sum in September, making the compound one of the most expensive homes ever sold in the already pricey Montecito community. The property, which was not publicly listed for sale, includes three separate parcels of land totaling over 4 acres and five separate structures, including a 9,000-square-foot South African Cape Dutch-style main building, a barn designed by famed architect Tom Kundig, a guesthouse, and parking for 30+ cars. It also has charming details like jogging paths, hidden outdoor seating areas, an infinity pool, and a lily pond the size of a small lake.
DeGeneres and de Rossi aren’t total newbies to the neighborhood. They’ve lived in Montecito for years and are known for their love of flipping some of the priciest mansions in the area. In August, they paid almost $27 million for a Tuscan-style mansion, which they’ve already resold to venture capitalist Marc Stad for $29 million. And, in early November, they sold another nine-plus-acre, Bali-inspired home in the area for $33.3 million. Hopefully, their latest multi-million-dollar estate will be able to live up to the extravagance of this last one, which featured expansive views of both the nearby ocean and mountains, a standalone security office, guest home, and pickleball court.
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