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Ellen’s old Beverly Hills mansion listed for nearly $34M

by admin on April 3, 2018
Ellen’s old Beverly Hills mansion listed for nearly $34M

Luxury home pedigrees don’t get much loftier than this. The Skouras residence in Trousdale Estates was originally built in 1956 by celebrity architect Hal Leavitt and has had a number of notable owners in the past couple of decades.

The fabled Beverly Hills, Calif., home was restored and redecorated by noted designer Kelly Wearstler, then briefly passed through the hands of real estate aficionado Ellen DeGeneres. It’s currently in the possession of Roger Birnbaum, former MGM co-chairman.

Birnbaum has now put the 8,055-square-foot home on the market for $33,750,000.

The classic five-bedroom residence was built in the ’50s for Diane and Charles Skouras Jr., who was part owner and president of a major movie theater group.

Public records indicate it stayed in the Skouras family until 2002, when it was sold to Wearstler and her husband, property developer and hotelier Brad Korzen, for a mere $4,025,000.

The couple proceeded to redo the house from top to bottom in their signature style and sold it in 2006 to Hollywood producer Robert Cort.

Cort and his wife, media executive Rosalie Swedlin, then sold the storied home to DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi, in 2012 for $17,400,000. [PageSix]


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