Tuesday, May 29, 2007

More on Ellen and Portia

OWNERS: Ellen Degeneres and Portia di Rossi
LOCATION: Zorada Drive, Los Angeles, CA
SIZE: 1.63 acres, 3,994 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: A few days ago, before we wasted our brain on gin and tonics and frozen yogurt over the holiday weekend, Your Mama discussed one of the houses up on Zorada Drive in Los Angeles that Ellen Degeneres and Portia di Rossi, the world's favorite Sapphic couple, put on the market for $2,300,000.

However, the house that has been listed is not the couple's personal residence. Ellen and Portia live in a long, low house on an adjoining property. We really haven't a clue who stays up in the house that's been listed for sale. Maybe Mama Betty? Guests? Staff? Friends? How extraordinarly and deliciously extravagent would it be to have a guest house of that caliber?

One of our readers kindly wrote in that the house Ellen and Portia actually live is a T-shaped ranch style house that was done over by super star architects Marmol-Radziner for the previous owner, a very successful commercial director by the name of David Ramser. And our reader was correct. There was a fair amount of hoopla when the girls purchased this house including a report on Defamer that stated they paid "around $6.5 million" for this house. Property records show an undisclosed purchase price.

So naturally Your Mama went a-looking for some photographs for the children. Keep in mind these photos reflect the furniture choices of Ramser and not Portia and Ellen. We imagine the gurls have the house filled with a truckload of very expensive mid century modern pieces. In another life Your Mama sold Miss Portia a chandelier and we wonder if that fixture is hanging up in this house as we type.

The assessor shows the house at 3,995 square feet, but Marmol-Radziner show the house as having 4,360 square feet, including an 1,100 square foot great room and a 920 square foot master suite. The flooring in the house is a continuous flow of randomly sized pieces of Pennsylvania blue stone which extends out of the house house and becomes the surface for the 2,590 square feet of exterior patio space creating a seamless flow from indoors to outdoors.

Like we do with all of Ellen and Portia's real estate holdings, Your Mama imagines we would swoon and faint from delight over this house if it were to come on the market as well. We'll let you know if that happens, and of course, you let us know if you hear of anything too.

Sources: Marmol Radziner, Benny Chan (photos), Defamer

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

See there, mama...I WUZ right! Actually I just looked back at one of my posts in the other Ellen/Portia thread, and realized that I didn't finish one of my sentences. Where I say, "It was in the July 2006" I meant to finish that it was in the July 2006 California Home & Design Issue.

It is not as beautiful as I said? I want it.

Anonymous said...

They must have only bought this place last year b/c Sothebys had the listing while I was looking for a new place.

Anonymous said...

anonymous #2:

Yes, I believe it was at the end of last Summer, maybe early Fall.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mama , I'm tring to figure out this computer thing and I have no clue what I am doing. Last time I sent the same message several times unintentionaly. Lets see if I can do better this time. I happen to know that Ellen and Portia live on a street off of Rising Glen just above Sunset blvd. in a spectacular midcentury mordern house. I know the address. However, I don't know if it appropriate to put on the internet.
Please keep up the great work. This is my favorite website.

Anonymous said...

ehm ... there address is listed on the page - this is their house on zorada drive - hello!

Kristen said...

hey anonymous#5, anonymous#4 was talking about another house that's either on Rising Glen, or on a street just off it, im not sure. ;) hey how did u find that out anonymous#4? lol

anywhoops, this house is niiiiice!! they have amazing taste in houses. i love em!! i love em, i love em, i love em! :P

Anonymous said...

Anonymous #4...

They don't live on Rising Glen. I know for a fact that they live in the Zorada house. I actually heard it come out of her mouth that she lives in David Ramser's house that he had done. If they own a place off of Rising Glen, they don't live there. I know that they also own a home that Will Ferrell leases from them off of Mulholland, so maybe they do own the one on Rising Glen. But they don't live there.

Anonymous said...

do you know where her house is listed for sale???????

Anonymous said...

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