Ryan Seacrest Pays $37M for Ellen DeGeneres’ Compound

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor When it comes to sheer volume and value, the Los Angeles celebrity home market is a standout. Estates regularly command higher prices than mid-size commercial properties. Recent case in point: Daytime TV host Ellen DeGeneres and her spouse, Portia de Rossi, recently sold their Beverly Hills compound to fellow headliner Ryan [...]

When it comes to sheer volume and value, the Los Angeles celebrity home market is a standout. Estates regularly command higher prices than mid-size commercial properties.

Recent case in point: Daytime TV host Ellen DeGeneres and her spouse, Portia de Rossi, recently sold their Beverly Hills compound to fellow headliner Ryan Seacrest for $37 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Totaling 15,000 square feet, the compound consists of a 9,200-square-foot main house, a smaller second house, and a pair of guest houses. DeGeneres and de Rossi assembled the property through three purchases beginning in 2007.

DeGeneres and de Rossi are relocating to an 8,500-square-foot Beverly Hills residence on a one-acre site. Built in 1958, the four-bedroom, six-bath home features glass walls, high ceilings, multiple fireplaces and a sunken living room. A swimming pool is directly linked to the family room. According to the L.A. Times, the couple bought the property for a price in the $20 million range.