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1196 Cabrillo Drive In Beverly Hills



Um, yeah. That’s not a typo. What property could possibly be worth $49M? An ultra-private, modern 3-acre compound owned by Ellen Degeneres and wife Portia de Rossi! The estate features an approximate 9,200 square foot main house, two guest houses (with an additional 15,000 square feet), plus another separate 3 bedroom house! (So many houses!) That’s a total of 9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a fitness facility, underground parking garage, 8 fireplaces, lavishly landscaped grounds with a pond, grassy yard, infinity pool, spa, and a state-of-the-art security system–all on its own street in Beverly Hills.

Degeneres and de Rossi spent years amassing and customizing this property. According to The Real Estalker, the couple purchased the main house in the fall of 2007 for nearly $29M from Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick. Just a few months later, they bought the property next door for $8.5M, which was razed and replaced with a garden. The following June, the couple spent $5M for an adjacent ‘fixer’. A month later, they purchased the hillside home behind the main house for another $5.5M.

Narrating The Obvious: The property has every possible amenity. Everything is top of the line. Finest quality and craftsmanship.

I can totally picture Ellen and Portia drinking lemonade here. With big fluffy dogs.

A few other interesting tidbits on the main house: It was originally built by Buff & Hensman in 1963 for the English actor Laurence Harvey, although it’s been significantly (maybe totally?) renovated and altered at this point. The home was also owned by Joan Collins from the mid-80s until the mid-90s. Here’s Joan, giving her best Alexis Colby in the home’s living room.

I’m pretty sure if I saw this place in person, I’d try to hide in a closet so I wouldn’t have to leave. It seems like that would be easy! There are probably 1,300 closets at least. Would you guys try to stay too? Or is this “too much home”?

As always, if you’d like to see it in person, email Rob or give him a call at 323-775-6305!

More info and photos of 1196 Cabrillo Dr.

Listing courtesy of Kurt Rappaport, Westside Estate Agency Inc.

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3 responses to “1196 Cabrillo Drive In Beverly Hills

  1. Rob: I’d like to see it next time I’m in town….which means it’ll probably be available for a long time. Great to read about! good post…

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