>Comedian and home décor maven Ellen DeGeneres just listed the Italian villa–style Santa Barbara mansion she and wife Portia de Rossi bought in 2012. for a reported $26.5 million in 2012 for a whopping $45 million, People reports. The 10,000-square-foot estate was built by famed architect Wallace Frost, who brought 17th-century Italian charm to the residence. The estate is home to six bedrooms, six baths, several libraries, a formal dining room, and a charming outdoor dining area with majestic views (the pair also recently added on a stunning guesthouse called Jordan Hall, according to its Sotheby's listing). "The house is always surprising," DeGeneres shared with Sotheby's. "It reveals itself to you in new ways every day. It's not overly manicured or tidy. It's not overly precious or perfect. And it's a home that manages to be both spacious and cozy at once."
>Get the full tour of Ellen DeGeneres's gorgeous home below, and tell us what you think about her decision to sell in the comments.
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