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    Default Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Buy a Unique Montecito Home for $3.6 Million

    The estate is composed of two buildings that were constructed in England during the mid-1700s and later shipped to California
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    January 21, 2020

    Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s latest real estate purchase in Montecito, California, is perhaps one of their most unique yet—which is saying something, given their stunning $27 million Balinese-inspired compound and the numerous other homes they’ve bought and sold over the years. Recently, the superstar couple reportedly dropped $3.607 million for a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home in the beach town, and the residence is made up of two authentic English Tudor structures that date back to the mid-1700s and were originally built in Surrey, England.

    The twin buildings were dismantled and shipped over to the States, where they were then reassembled on the 1.3-acre parcel with plenty of trees. The sections are linked via an orangery, a glass-enclosed space meant to house weather-sensitive plants and fruit trees. The outside of the home is decidedly traditional, with tall, leaded-glass windows, decorative dark-wood timbering, and a wood-shingled roof. Through the heavy wooden front door, however, the home features a more modern take on the architectural style, with brick and wide-plank hardwood floors and high ceilings. Both sides of the home have their own living room, each with a large fireplace. A set of French doors opens out from the larger of the two living rooms to a brick terrace.















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    It’s a gorgeous house if you ignore the ugly furniture it’s staged with, and the wood panelling in the bathroom.

    eta: and those awful kitchen cabinets.
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    Nope. All those wood beams make me nutso. Literally in every damn room.
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    The only thing I like are the windows. I'm not a fan of a lot of dark wood. The kitchen is dreadful. It could work as a weekend getaway, if you like the rustic look.
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    I want to live there.
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    I was cool with everything, gorgeous exterior, until I scrolled down and saw the bathroom. Then I screamed inside. One of these things is not like the other and that bathroom needs to die in a fire.
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    i wish they showed more of the property. what little you can see is nicely landscaped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    i wish they showed more of the property. what little you can see is nicely landscaped.
    There are more pics at the link.

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    The beams,dark cabinets and most of the furniture are depressing.I love the house and the yard and i am thinking of the miracles that could be done in such a space.

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    I dig the history of it but to live there I'd almost gut it (kitchen, baths, too much wood). It's still cool though.
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    I love the exposed beams but hate the wood panelling and that bathroom is the stuff of my nightmares.

    And if the house was built mid-17th century then it was after the Tudor period - the Stuarts took the throne in the early 1600s.
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    Montecito California? Mid-17th century? Oh I see, the article says it was built in England.

    I dislike Tudor style homes. Especially in California, where they look a thousand times more out of place.

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    I hate this place. The beams are super crooked and ugly, and there are too many of them. This looks like a rich witch trying to entice a richer Hansel and Gretel into the house. Fairy tails of the rich and famous.
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    I'm conflicted. I get what they were going for with the bathroom - but the green tiling is awful (I don't so much mind the wood paneling because I feel like they were trying to make it look old school sauna like). The mismatched kitchen cupboards bother me and the staging furniture totally clashes with the aesthetic which isn't helping anything.

    The grounds look pretty, but not my cup of tea.

    I really can't imagine a home like this in California???
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    I'd make do with it.

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