Ellen DeGeneres unloads her Bali-inspired Montecito mansion for $33.3M to mystery buyer

Ellen DeGeneres has sold her Bali-inspired Montecito mansion for $33.3 million.

DeGeneres has turned a multi-million dollar profit on the California property after buying it for $27 million just two years ago, Santa Barbara County records show.

The 62-year-old comic is best known for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, but is swiftly gaining notoriety as a property mogul in southern California, flipping mansions to billionaires and celebrities.

The buyer of the four bedroom, ocean view home remains hidden on public documents, having purchased the property on November 6 using a company incorporated just two days earlier.

The four-bedroom property in Montecito, Santa Barbara, is dubbed Salt Hill and offers unobstructed views of the ocean and mountains from its infinity pool and wooden patio deck.

DeGeneres – worth an estimated $370 million – put the 10,674 sq ft home – which has five bathrooms and five half-bathrooms – on the market for $39.9 million last month according to property site Redfin.

Ellen DeGeneres has sold her Bali-inspired Montecito mansion for $33.3 million

Ellen DeGeneres has sold her Bali-inspired Montecito mansion for $33.3 million

Ellen DeGeneres has sold her Bali-inspired Montecito mansion for $33.3 million

DeGeneres has turned a multi-million dollar profit on the California property after buying it for $27 million just two years ago, Santa Barbara County records show

DeGeneres has turned a multi-million dollar profit on the California property after buying it for $27 million just two years ago, Santa Barbara County records show

DeGeneres has turned a multi-million dollar profit on the California property after buying it for $27 million just two years ago, Santa Barbara County records show

The 62-year-old comic is best known for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, but is swiftly gaining notoriety as a property mogul in southern California, flipping mansions to billionaires and celebrities

The 62-year-old comic is best known for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, but is swiftly gaining notoriety as a property mogul in southern California, flipping mansions to billionaires and celebrities

The 62-year-old comic is best known for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, but is swiftly gaining notoriety as a property mogul in southern California, flipping mansions to billionaires and celebrities

The couple is understood to have made extensive renovations to the home, and also bought an adjacent property for $1.9 million where they built a 1,400 square foot guest house

The couple is understood to have made extensive renovations to the home, and also bought an adjacent property for $1.9 million where they built a 1,400 square foot guest house

The couple is understood to have made extensive renovations to the home, and also bought an adjacent property for $1.9 million where they built a 1,400 square foot guest house

The mansion resembles a Balinese escape, with its lush greenery and koi fish pond, and unfolds in three parcels across 9.3 acres of land

The mansion resembles a Balinese escape, with its lush greenery and koi fish pond, and unfolds in three parcels across 9.3 acres of land

The mansion resembles a Balinese escape, with its lush greenery and koi fish pond, and unfolds in three parcels across 9.3 acres of land

The main house stretches 8,200 sq ft and has three of the bedrooms plus 4.5 bathrooms

The main house stretches 8,200 sq ft and has three of the bedrooms plus 4.5 bathrooms

The main house stretches 8,200 sq ft and has three of the bedrooms plus 4.5 bathrooms

DeGeneres - worth an estimated $370 million - put the 10,674 sq ft home – which has five bathrooms and five half-bathrooms - on the market for $39.9 million last month according to property site Redfin

DeGeneres - worth an estimated $370 million - put the 10,674 sq ft home – which has five bathrooms and five half-bathrooms - on the market for $39.9 million last month according to property site Redfin

DeGeneres – worth an estimated $370 million – put the 10,674 sq ft home – which has five bathrooms and five half-bathrooms – on the market for $39.9 million last month according to property site Redfin

Despite selling for $6.6 million below the asking price, DeGeneres and her wife Portia De Rossi still got $6.3 million more than what they paid for the property last year. 

The couple is understood to have made extensive renovations to the home, and also bought an adjacent property for $1.9 million where they built a 1,400 square foot guest house.

Despite selling for $6.6 million below the asking price, DeGeneres and her wife Portia De Rossi still got $6.3 million more than what they paid for the property last year

Despite selling for $6.6 million below the asking price, DeGeneres and her wife Portia De Rossi still got $6.3 million more than what they paid for the property last year

Despite selling for $6.6 million below the asking price, DeGeneres and her wife Portia De Rossi still got $6.3 million more than what they paid for the property last year

Locals have speculated that the new owner could be music mogul David Foster and his pregnant wife Katharine McPhee – though public documents have not yet revealed the buyer’s identity.

This month DailyMail.com revealed the couple was hunting for a new home near their friends, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, hoping their new baby will become a playmate for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie.

A deed filed with the Santa Barbara County Recorder’s Office says the property was bought for $33,308,250 on November 6 by 2955 East Valley LLC, a California company incorporated just two days earlier.

The agent for the firm is Los Angeles lawyer Gregory Koffman.

The mansion resembles a Balinese escape, with its lush greenery and koi fish pond, and unfolds in three parcels across 9.3 acres of land.

Some of DeGeneres’ $6.3 million price increase is thought to come from an upgrade in security features after the home was burglarized over the summer.

The crime was reported on July 4, and a neighborhood newsletter claimed the town’s sheriff said the burglary was an ‘inside job’.

‘If it had been a case of outsiders coming in and breaking and entering, I’d have alerted you to be on the lookout and lock up everything,’ the newsletter said. 

The buyer of the four bedroom, ocean view home remains hidden on public documents, having purchased the property on November 6 using a company incorporated just two days earlier

The buyer of the four bedroom, ocean view home remains hidden on public documents, having purchased the property on November 6 using a company incorporated just two days earlier

The buyer of the four bedroom, ocean view home remains hidden on public documents, having purchased the property on November 6 using a company incorporated just two days earlier

Locals have speculated that the new owner could be music mogul David Foster and his pregnant wife Katharine McPhee – though public documents have not yet revealed the buyer's identity

Locals have speculated that the new owner could be music mogul David Foster and his pregnant wife Katharine McPhee – though public documents have not yet revealed the buyer's identity

Locals have speculated that the new owner could be music mogul David Foster and his pregnant wife Katharine McPhee – though public documents have not yet revealed the buyer’s identity

The open plan layout allows the kitchen to run on to more living spaces and the wooden deck patio for al fresco dining

The open plan layout allows the kitchen to run on to more living spaces and the wooden deck patio for al fresco dining

The open plan layout allows the kitchen to run on to more living spaces and the wooden deck patio for al fresco dining

One nook is a cozy library area where bookshelves line the walls

One nook is a cozy library area where bookshelves line the walls

One nook is a cozy library area where bookshelves line the walls 

‘According to our very helpful Sheriff Lt Arnoldi, that appears to be an inside job.’

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that stolen items included jewelry and valuable watches.

As well as high-tech lasers and security cameras, there is also now a security office that takes up 400 sq ft on site.

The main house stretches 8,200 sq ft and has three of the bedrooms plus 4.5 bathrooms. The great room features South Asian-inspired wooden beam ceilings, low furniture beside the fireplace and additional dining and seating areas in the indoor-outdoor space.

The loggia – which has its own fire pit – is accessible from both the great room and the kitchen, which has black marble counters that provide plenty of room for food preparation and appliances with its additional central island counter.

The kitchen appears especially sleek with invisible draw and cabinet pulls as well as open upper shelving and state-of-the art appliances including a dishwasher.

The four-bedroom property in Montecito, Santa Barbara, is dubbed Salt Hill and offers unobstructed views of the ocean and mountains from its infinity pool and wooden patio deck

The four-bedroom property in Montecito, Santa Barbara, is dubbed Salt Hill and offers unobstructed views of the ocean and mountains from its infinity pool and wooden patio deck

The four-bedroom property in Montecito, Santa Barbara, is dubbed Salt Hill and offers unobstructed views of the ocean and mountains from its infinity pool and wooden patio deck 

Some of DeGeneres' $6.3 million price increase is thought to come from an upgrade in security features after the home was burglarized over the summer

Some of DeGeneres' $6.3 million price increase is thought to come from an upgrade in security features after the home was burglarized over the summer

Some of DeGeneres' $6.3 million price increase is thought to come from an upgrade in security features after the home was burglarized over the summer

Some of DeGeneres' $6.3 million price increase is thought to come from an upgrade in security features after the home was burglarized over the summer

Some of DeGeneres’ $6.3 million price increase is thought to come from an upgrade in security features after the home was burglarized over the summer

The listing for the home by Riskin Partners Group describes it as 'warm and modern, timeless and utterly cool,' and says it 'pairs relentlessly clean lines with the organic undulations of the surrounding environment

The listing for the home by Riskin Partners Group describes it as 'warm and modern, timeless and utterly cool,' and says it 'pairs relentlessly clean lines with the organic undulations of the surrounding environment

The listing for the home by Riskin Partners Group describes it as ‘warm and modern, timeless and utterly cool,’ and says it ‘pairs relentlessly clean lines with the organic undulations of the surrounding environment

The mansion boasts a 720 sq ft cabana doubling as a gym, sauna and outside spa, and even a pickleball court

The mansion boasts a 720 sq ft cabana doubling as a gym, sauna and outside spa, and even a pickleball court

The mansion boasts a 720 sq ft cabana doubling as a gym, sauna and outside spa, and even a pickleball court

Large Fleetwood glass doors allow light to come flooding into practically every area of the house.

The open plan layout allows the kitchen to run on to more living spaces and the wooden deck patio for al fresco dining.

One nook is a cozy library area where bookshelves line the walls.

The mansion boasts a 720 sq ft cabana doubling as a gym, sauna and outside spa, and even a pickleball court.

The main home was completed in 2011 by the previous owner, a philanthropist.

Across the way from the single story house is a 1,400 sq ft guest house for ultimate privacy.

The listing for the home by Riskin Partners Group describes it as ‘warm and modern, timeless and utterly cool,’ and says it ‘pairs relentlessly clean lines with the organic undulations of the surrounding environment.’

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