She committed a quick murder when she toppled a historic estate in Montecito, Calif., In 2018.
And now, Ellen DeGeneres has paid a heavy price to buy back Rancho San Leandro.
The daytime chat show host first bought the property in 2017 for $ 7.2 million and then sold it to Tinder founder Sean Rad for $ 11 million.
Rad put it up for sale again a year later, but had no taker, but has now found a buyer with the domain’s former owner, THR.com reported on Monday.
But, with post-pandemic real estate prices skyrocketing in Southern California, DeGeneres’ decision to want the property back has cost her double what she originally paid.
Ellen DeGeneres paid $ 14.3 million to buy back a historic estate in Montecito that she first bought in 2017 for $ 7.2 million and sold in 2018 for $ 11 million.
Rancho San Leandro dates back to around 1850 when the original one bedroom and one bathroom hacienda was built
In 2006 a new two story house was built offering two bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The six-acre rancho adjoins Oprah Winfrey’s sprawling $ 70 million estate in the upscale enclave outside of Santa Barbara, which is also home to Rob Lowe, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The original hacienda style home was built on the land circa 1850 and in 2006 a larger 3600 square foot residence was added.
The compound is surrounded by oak and eucalyptus trees and includes private lessons and horse riding facilities.
The original 3,100 square foot, one-story adobe hacienda features one bedroom and one bathroom and is built around a cobbled courtyard.
It has a large room with living and dining area and two fireplaces.
The original 3,100 square foot adobe one-story hacienda features a large room with living and dining areas
The great room has cathedral ceilings with wooden beams, saltillo tiled floors and identical fireplaces at each end
The bedroom is spacious and has a sitting area and a fireplace
The new residence has two bedrooms and three bathrooms and offers stunning ocean and mountain views.
It has a kitchen and a staircase living room with fireplace as well as a colorful tiled staircase.
The most recent residence offers 3600 square feet of living space and includes a drop-down living room with fireplace as well as a colorful tiled staircase
There are a lot of traditional touches to marry the modern house with the historic estate
There are two bedrooms on the upper floor overlooking the gardens. They have wooden floors and beamed ceilings and one has an adobe fireplace while the other has a small balcony
A formal dining room has whitewashed brick walls with wood accents as well as terracotta tiles and a traditional chandelier
The house opens onto a courtyard and extensive gardens
The secluded estate is set on six hectares dotted with oak and eucalyptus trees and offers breathtaking views of the mountains
DeGeneres recently announced that she is ending her chat show after nearly 20 years amid allegations of a toxic workplace.
The 63-year-old actress has been married to 48-year-old actress Portia de Rossi since 2008.
The couple have a large real estate portfolio although they sell properties they owned in Los Angeles. It is believed that they still have other luxury estates in the Montecito area.
There are equestrian facilities including a large barn and a dressage ring
There is also a gym, office and a three-car garage, all connected by a veranda.
The houses are at the end of a long driveway lined with olive trees