Ellen and Portia Sell High Priced Equestrian Estate In Just Six Weeks

    Posted by Cristin  |  September 12, 2013  |  3:58 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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    Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi

    Thousand Oaks, CA

    Most Known For

    Daytime talk show host and beautiful actress; Real estate aficionados

    Home Stats

    8 bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms, 26.29 acres

    Price

    $10,580,000

    Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi have sold their Thousand Oaks equestrian estate just six weeks after listing it.

    First listed for $11 million, the duo must have had oodles of interested parties, because they quickly upped the asking to $12.995 million. Now, the home is under contract with a buyer, as first reported by Curbed and confirmed by the listing agent, Suzanne Perkins. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the sale price is $10.85 million.

    Nestled at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains in Thousand Oaks, CA, Ellen and Portia’s former property is comprised of 26 acres that include a unique compound of vintage barns, charming guest cottages and state-of-the-art equestrian facilities. Two large barns serve as the social hubs of the property and are ideal for entertaining. Four private cottages provide modern convenience and farmhouse charm. A stable has six double stalls, grass and sand turnouts, a dressage arena and judging stand. The property also features a tennis court and windmill. Additionally, incredible landscape lighting washes majestic oaks, pines in pools of light and cottage paths appear magically at night.

    A mere 50 minutes from Ellen and Portia’s $17.4M main residence in Los Angeles, this property was the ideal escape for the hard-working duo.

    Don’t worry about Ellen and Portia being without a proper vacation home. Just before they put this ranch on the market, they scooped up a mansion in Montecito, CA for $26 million.

    In the past couple years, Ellen and Portia have kept their real estate agent on speed dial. They sold a penthouse in Beverly Hills, flipped Brad Pitt’s Malibu bachelor pad, and sold their massive Beverly Hills compound to Ryan Seacrest. Expect more news from these real estate aficionados sometime soon.

     

     

      311 Frontman Nick Hexum Buys Topanga Equestrian Estate for $1.97M

      Posted by Cristin  |  September 4, 2012  |  8:37 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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      Nick Hexum

      Topanga, CA

      Most Known For

      Vocalist and guitarist for alternative band 311

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,891 square feet on a 10 acre canyon with equestrian facilities

      Price

      $1,970,000

      311 frontman Nick Hexum has just picked up a new Los Angeles home, to the tune of $1,970,000! According to public records, Hexum and family closed on the property on August 1, 2012 and are now the proud owners of a 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 4,891 square foot home in Topanga Canyon.

      The Mediterranean estate equestrian property is set against a stunning backdrop of massive rock formations within it’s own private 10 acre canyon. Built in 2004, the 5-bedroom home offers the best of everything for the casual canyon lifestyle and entertaining, including a living room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace, media room, game room, formal dining room, gourmet Viking kitchen, and outdoor dining patio.

      Amber is the color of Nick Hexum’s new master suite, which features its own anteroom with vaulted ceilings and stone fireplace that then flows into the bedroom area with a private balcony overlooking the verdant grounds. There are 3 other large bedrooms, a kids loft, and a 4th maids bedroom with bath. The grounds are covered with sprawling grassy lawns, flowering gardens, an outdoor dining pavilion, and kids playground, all bordered by a seasonal creek. The horse facilities include a 60 x 120 foot riding arena, large turnout, corrals, and tack room.

      No stranger to the real estate game, years ago, Hexum bought a private island vacation rental off the coast of Florida, and renamed the island from Money Key to Melody Key. Nick announced he sold the island on March 17, 2011 because he couldn’t spend much time there.

      In addition to his new Topanga pad, Hexum also owns a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom Jewett Dr. home in Los Angeles. He bought that home back in October 1996 for $647,000.

      Images via the MLS.