Everyone's favorite dance-loving talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi, have opened up their home for all to see in Architectural Digest's latest November issue, which just hit newsstands.
According to the article, Ellen has a thing for houses and impulsively snatching up real estate. Says Ellen, "The first thing I did when I made money is buy a house, and then --" at which point Portia chimes in, "Another one and another one and another one and another one."
Given the sheer number of properties under their belts, it's no wonder that the happy couple has natural instincts when it comes to decorating and design. They own property in a tony town just north of Los Angeles along the Pacific Coast Highway, and Ellen is a frequent visitor at many of the home decor shops that sell Americana there.
What we love most about Ellen and Portia's Beverly Hills house is that it really reflects their casual, fun and stylish sensibility. The naturally lit rooms are not overly fussy, antiques are carefully placed alongside modern furnishings such as big, deep sofas and comfy armchairs, and an outdoor pond is left to do its own thing. And our absolute favorite area in the house? Ellen and Portia's shared wall of shoes, of course.
Scroll through this slideshow to see a few images of Ellen and Portia's Beverly Hills home. All photographs by Roger Davies.
The November issue cover.
This screened porch is an addition to the house made by the couple.
Ellen and Portia's shared shoe shelves.
It wouldn't be a Beverly Hills home without an outdoor pool that's surrounded by amazing views.
A pond on the estate is enriched by lush greenery.
Portia and Ellen kick back in one of the sitting areas in their house where the couple hung a graphic piece of art made by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. To see more, head on over to architecturaldigest.com.