Most people hate the rigmarole of moving. Ellen DeGeneres is not one of them. This is because Ellen has a fierce passion for decorating, and as such, she moves a lot. As she says in the May 2013 issue of Elle Décor, “I can only change the furniture so much and I get bored. Then I need a new structure to work on.”
So: Raise your hand if you want a peek inside Ellen and Portia de Rossi’s gorgeous 26-acre ranch!
Ellen and Portia bought their ranch, which is the subject of a feature in the current issue of Elle Décor, in 2009. Located north of L.A., it’s a multiple-structure property including eight cabins. Once upon a time, it was the estate of actor William Powell; then it was a monastery; and at one point it was even a rehab center. It was a professional horse facility when the couple got their hands on it, although it had fallen somewhat into disrepair. Said Portia, “I thought it might take Ellen five years to finish the project, and she did it in one. It was shocking!”