Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to get new neighbors as Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have sold their Montecito mansion. The three-bedroom home went for $13.5 million two months after they put it on the market at $13.9 million; they purchased it in late 2021 for $12 million making them a cool $1.5 million profit.
Ellen, 64, and 49-year-old Portia sold the property, a ten-minute drive from the former British royals, to Soren Urry, a managing partner in a commercial real estate development firm.
The property has a “stucco and terracotta-roof structure” according to Dirt, and was built in 2018.It has three bedrooms and foyer bathrooms and sits across on single-level of living space with “soaring ceilings and seamless indoor-outdoor spaces,” with a “dual-sided fireplace and floor-to-ceiling Steelcase doors, and a dark-hued gourmet kitchen outfitted with an eat-in island and high-end appliances”.
The master suit features dual walk-in closets and a marble bath, along with an outdoor shower. The garden is landscaped with natural grasses and olive trees, along with a fireside lounge area, dining space and built-in barbecue.
The television host is a fan of flopping homes, and has reportedly bought and sold more than 20 in the last 20 years.
They also recently purchased a 12-000 square foot home Villa Tragara for $21 million, and they own the $14.3 million Rancho San Leandro estate right next door to Oprah Winfrey’s “Promised Land” estate, and a $49 million compound.
There are many more stars that reside in the popular Santa Barbara community.
In 2020, Katy Perry and her husband Orlando Bloom forked out $14.2million for an epic Santa Barbara estate to raise their daughter Daisy Dove, and Ariana Grande and her husband Dalton Gomez have a seriously impressive $6.75million mansion there, too – and it’s so beautiful, it was the backdrop for their secret wedding.