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Saturday, February 4

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Beverly Hills Estate

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Yesterday’s post, Celebrity Kitchens, gave you a sampling of Celebrity Kitchens from Architectural Digest which included a beautiful photo of Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres Beverly Hills kitchen. Well, I got to thinking… Why stop at just the kitchen? If their kitchen is that marvelous – imagine how stunning their whole house should be, right? Well, I did a little research and wait till you see what I found – prepare to be amazed!
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-01-portrait Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres at their Beverly Hills house, which was designed by architects Buff & Hensman and later expanded by decorator Melinda Ritz. In a sitting area adjacent to the kitchen, an 18th-century French worktable is paired with a suite of vintage bent-plywood chairs by Gerald Summers; the large painting is an Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat collaboration, and the drawing to its left is by Bill Traylor. The cocktail table is 19th-century Belgian, the torchère is by Waldo’s Designs, and the Kirman rug is antique.
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-02-exterior DeGeneres and De Rossi added a pond to the grounds of the estate, which consists of adjacent properties acquired over time.
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-03-entrance-hall A Ping-Pong table by Argentine artist Rirkrit Tiravanija makes a playful statement in the entrance hall, which features a Spanish Colonial bench from Lief and a Serge Mouille chandelier; the 19th-century Agra carpet is from the Melrose Project.
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-04-living-room In the living room, a pair of slipcovered sofas and a cocktail table, all by Kathleen Clements Design, are grouped with Louis XVI bergères; the Avalon blanket is by Hermès, and the fringed throw is an antique textile. A mixed-media sculpture by Catherine Willis takes pride of place over the hearth; to its left are a Roman bust and works by Mark Grotjahn and Ed Ruscha. A Ruth Asawa sculpture hangs to the right of the fireplace.
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-05-living-room The living room’s vintage library ladder displays a mask from DeGeneres’s collection of African art; the stool is by Clarke & Reilly, the 18th-century table is from Axel Vervoordt, and the vintage lamp is a Jean Prouvé design.
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-06-dining-room Antique French cane chairs surround a 17th-century farm table in the dining room; the work on paper is by Warhol.
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-07-kitchenHere’s the kitchen from yesterday’s post – the photo that started it all for me.  A custom-made glass display case in the kitchen stores tableware; the range is by Wolf, the rugs are antique, and the rustic floor is crafted of reclaimed teak beams from China.
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-08-porch DeGeneres and De Rossi added a screened porch, where a 19th-century trestle table is paired with wicker armchairs.
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-09-library A floor of brass-trimmed leather distinguishes the library rotunda, where a 19th-century English marble-top table is centered beneath a skylight.
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-10-office In a corner of the office are a vintage industrial cabinet, a Victorian wingback settee, and an 18th-century Italian santo figure; the bronze side table was found at Blackman Cruz
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-11-office DeGeneres keeps her Emmy awards in a 19th-century cabinet in her office. I had no idea she had so many!
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-12-master-bedroom In the master bedroom, a custom-made bed is upholstered in a Great Plains fabric and topped with an antique French textile from Lief; the Torpedo floor lamp is by Jane Hallworth, the cabinet is a Gustavian antique, the walls are upholstered in gray flannel by Holland & Sherry, and the nightstand on the right is a 17th-century Tuscan table from Richard Shapiro Antiques and Works of Art.
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-13-master-bath Elegant surfaces predominate in the master bath, with stained-walnut vanities, limestone countertops, and a marble floor; the mirrors with mother-of-pearl inlay are from India, the mobile is by Kevin Inkawhich, and the bronze cat sculpture is by Diego Giacometti.
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-14-bath Country Floors tile lines the shower, which is set beneath a skylight; the shower fittings are by Rocky Mountain Hardware, and the stools are African.
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-15-bath The bathtub overlooks a private garden. Isn’t this an amazing space… it’s like an indoor pool instead of a bathtub!
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-16-closet DeGeneres and De Rossi’s shoe shelves are filled with their respective sneakers and stilettos.
 
ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-beverly-hills-home-17-pool Brazilian-granite coping borders the pool. via

PS: Just heard they may have sold this beuatiful home.  Does any one know?