Ellen DeGeneres’ on-again, off-again love affair with her equestrian spread in the Hidden Valley area of Thousand Oaks would seem to be on again if you caught the recent Elle Décor article featuring the ranch retreat.
In the “love it” corner:
It seems she and Portia de Rossi were “seduced by the landscape,” Elle says.
“There’s a good chance that this place may be for keeps.”
“De Rossi seems particularly attached to it.”
It is interesting to note that they bought the 26-acre property in 2009 for $8.5 million and listed it two years later at $16.5 million. The most recent listing cancellation was in September after nine months of offering the ranch, with its eight contemporary farmhouse-style cabins, two barns, yoga pavilion, stables and tennis court, at $14.9 million.
Somewhere in that time frame DeGeneres found a year to redesign the place to her liking.
So when was it they decided to “love it?”
In the “list it” corner:
Just as a celebrity home featured in Architectural Digest is sure to be put on the market almost before the ink is dry, this latest article reads more like an avenue for creating interest in the property rather than a love offering to ardent fans seeking a look inside the couple’s private life. Face it: Celebrities don’t really like us having too wide a view of their doings.
The article offers this insight from DeGeneres: "If I find something else and can see having a new project, I’m open to that. But I’d have to fight Portia, because this is her dream property."
I’d say the fight’s on, girls.
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