Ellen DeGeneres has sold the A. Quincy Jones-designed Brody House on Los Angeles' Westside to Napster co-founder Sean Parker for $55 million in an off-market deal, The Times has confirmed.
The daytime talk show host bought the trophy home last winter for $39.888 million.
Built in 1950 for real estate developer Sidney Brody and his wife, modernist art collector Frances Brody, the property sold in 2010 for $14.888 million. The then investor-owner spent three years restoring the Midcentury Modern home.
Set on 2.3 acres, the house features the floor-to-ceiling glass walls typical of the Midcentury style and a central atrium/living room. There were nine bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and 11,511 square feet of living space when the residence was last listed in the Multiple Listing Service.
A swimming pool, a pool/guesthouse and a tennis court also are on the grounds.
DeGeneres and her spouse, Portia de Rossi, have combined two units in the Beverly West condo building for their in-town residence, reported TMZ, which broke the news of the Brody House sale.
Parker, 34, is a former Facebook president. The tech billionaire also co-founded Plaxo, an online address book and social service.
The Times' Mapping L.A. database considers the neighborhood to be Westwood; the MLS defines the area as Holmby Hills. Among neighboring houses is the Playboy Mansion.