Celebrity Real Estate: Ellen DeGeneres, Lauren Conrad, David Bowie, Gwyneth Paltrow

Now Where, Ellen?


Some creatively restless people take up watercolor. Others seek temporary solace with a little retail therapy. Then there’s Ellen DeGeneres. And then there’s her $45 million, 17-acre Santa Barbara estate.

The comedian and real estate tycoon has done all she can to upgrade, enhance and furnish the 10,000-square-foot villa she and wife Portia de Rossi bought in 2012 for $26.5 million, so it’s time to say so long.

So what if the massive chunk of land and the Tuscan-style home overlooks the Pacific Ocean in one of America’s greatest coastal communities? Who cares if the natural setting includes olive trees and a Roman-style swimming pool?

There’s plenty of other intriguing real estate fish for Ellen to fry. And has been Ellen DeGeneres’ habit, she’s now ready to sell this fantastically unique property and move on to a “blank canvas.”

Baby On Board Makes Lauren Conrad Rethink L.A. Housing Plans

Former MTV star Lauren Conrad is looking to make some big changes. Soon after announcing that she’s expecting Baby No. 1 with her hubby, William Tell, Conrad has decided to throw her Pacific Palisades home on the market, too.

The 5,871-square-foot house has been listed for $5.195 million. Spanish-styled, the residence sits on just about 1.5 acres in the L.A. hills and features an open floor plan with exposed beam ceilings and wide-plank hardwood flooring.


Goop & Bowie: New York City Apartment News

The former Central Park South condo that David Bowie and his wife, Iman, lived for a decade has hit the market for $6.495 million. The residence features 3 bedrooms and is inside the Essex House -- a luxury Marriott hotel which means … maid service upon request! A bonus in the Bowie abode: A piano that Bowie owned and played. The Yamaha grand has been passed down during two other sales since Bowie sold (for $1.75M) in 2002.

Meanwhile, it looks as if Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have finally found a buyer for their 3,892-square-foot Tribeca loft. The couple bought the place in 2007, then uncoupled, then tried for the past two years to find a buyer for the loft. A price drop this year to $9.995 million appears to have done the trick: The luxurious lower Manhattan condo is listed as “pending”.

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