Ellen DeGeneres selling home for 49 million

Last Updated: Oct 06, 2011, 08:50 AM IST

London: Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and spouse Portia De Rossi are selling their Beverly Hills mansion for USD 49 million.

DeGeneres, 53, and her actress spouse spent USD 48 million assembling the huge estate - including buying the USD 30 million 9,500-square-foot single-story house and spending millions more on the surrounding properties, reported Daily Mail online.

The home sits on 2.87 acres just off Coldwater Canyon, near the Santa Monica Mountains, behind gates on its own street and also includes two guesthouses totalling 15,000 square feet, a three bedroom house, and according to official listings "every conceivable amenity and state-of the-art security".

The couple have recently sold a USD 16 million Hidden Valley compound and although DeGeneres can`t remember how many homes she has bought and sold over the years, she says her love of renovation came from her father, who could never afford to buy his own home.

"We never had a house when I was growing up. We always rented. But my father would dream, and we used to look at houses all the time. The first thing I did when I made money was buy a house," she said.

PTI