Ellen DeGeneres loves a trophy house. Now the daytime talk show host has bought the A. Quincy Jones-designed Brody House for $39.888 million in an off-market deal.
Built in 1950 for modernist art collector Frances Brody and her husband, real estate developer Sidney Brody, the house first changed hands in 2010 for $14.888 million. The investor/owner spent three years working with the Los Angeles Conservancy to restore the house.
Set on 2.3 acres, the Midcentury Modern home has floor-to-ceiling glass walls and atrium living space. There were nine bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and 11,511 square feet of living space when it was listed three years ago in the Multiple Listing Service. A swimming pool, a pool/guest house and a tennis court complete the grounds.
The Times' Mapping L.A. database considers the neighborhood to be Westwood while the MLS defines the area as Holmby Hills.
Passionate about architecture, DeGeneres has demonstrated her design expertise through a string of homes she has owned, put her stamp on and sold throughout Southern California.
DeGeneres, 55, and her spouse, Portia de Rossi, sold their 8,500-square-foot house in Beverly Hills designed by acclaimed midcentury architect Hal Levitt.
Kurt Rappapport of Westside Estate Agency handled the sale of the Brody House.