Ellen DeGeneres is most certainly a savvy business woman. Leaving her current relationship issues with Portia de Rossi aside, she must be pretty happy with the $17 million profit she just made on the sale of her Brody House, on L.A.’s Westside, to Napster founder Sean Parker.
The stunning property, which was custom built in 1950 for real estate mogul Sidney Brody, was sold four years ago for $15 million to an investor who spent an arduous three years restoring the property and modernising it at great expense.
Everyone’s favorite, and these days quite controversial talk show hostess, purchased the home just last year for a staggering $40 million but seems to have flipped a tidy profit on her investment.
The property spans an impressive 2,3 acres and features floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a central atrium-come-living-room. It has an even more impressive nine bedrooms, and 11,511 square feet of living space makes the residence extremely desirable.
Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency handled the sale, but is not authorized to comment on the deal for legal reasons.
And Ellen DeGeneres isn’t the only celeb to put her digs on the market recently as the L.A Times reported yesterday. According to the publication Heidi Klum just listed her gated Brentwood estate for sale for $25 million.
The mansion, built in 1999, is set on a stunning 8.5 acres including manicured rose gardens, lawns, a koi pond, hiking trails and an infinity-edge swimming pool and spa. Views take in the ocean, nearby canyons and cityscape.
That property features a huge 12,300 square feet of living space and was renovated by Klum to feature a domed library with a fireplace, a wine temperature-controlled room, and a master suite with a sitting room, dual closets and a terrace.
It remains to be seen whether the $17 million profit that Ellen DeGeneres made on the sale of her L.A. mansion will help in any way to patch things up with Portia de Rossi during turbulent times for Hollywood’s most talked about couple.