According to gossip machine TMZ, Hollywood’s hardest-working businessman Ryan Seacrest has officially swooped in on Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s former Beverly Hills digs for $37M. DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi first listed the property back in October 2011 and shortly thereafter moved into Brad Pitt’s more private bachelor pad. Hollywood sure does keep it in the family!
Seacrest is currently searching for a new owner for his former Los Angeles estate, which is listed for $11.985 million.
The multi-talented Seacrest has completely taken over Hollywood since his American Idol hosting debut in 2002. He is currently an on-air personality for two Los Angeles radio shows, an executive producer for eight television reality shows -most notably heading the Kardashian television take over,- a host on the ever-popular E! News, and touching young children’s lives daily with The Ryan Seacrest Foundation. If that wasn’t enough, Seacrest has also just recently signed back on to host American Idol Season 12, as well as taken on a spot on the Today Show as a guest correspondent.
It’s no wonder Ryan can afford to buy this ginormous 2.87 acre compound!
The full property consists of a main house, two additional guest cottages and an extra three-bedroom house. The entire 15,000 square foot property was featured on Architectural Digest in November 2011 and gives a great sneak peak at the history behind its evolution. According to the article, Degeneres purchased the main home fully furnished from Will & Grace cocreator Max Mutchnick after falling in love with it when invited over for an American Idol viewing party – how ironic is that!
Degeneres and de Rossi added their own flare to the residence by purchasing the two neighboring properties, installing a koi pond, scattering dozens of trees for privacy, and toning down the formal décor to give the reclaimed-wood floors and wooden beams a more relax feel. It is unknown if Seacrest purchased the compound fully furnished but by the look and sound of it, various LA talents have made their artistic marks on it, so we hope he was able to keep as-is!