It's good to be rich.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia show off their AMAZING Santa Monica ranch
|by Really good.||reply 69||01/11/2014|
It's very generic and masculine. Looks like Oprah's fave designer Nate Berkus diarrheaed all over it. Fancy looking stuff (I'm sure super expensive) but it says nothing about the people who live there.
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I like it.
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Wow. That really is beautiful. A bit twee, but really gorgeous.
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West Elm meets Restoration Hardware--completely bland.
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why masculine? I don't it's either feminine OR masculine.
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" I don't have any taste, here's a bunch of money, make it look like I have taste."
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It's all very and-they-lived-happily-ever-after. Isn't Ellen supposed to be an alcoholic? Has Portia happily resigned her life to stepford wife status?
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Laughing at you envious queens and your 6th floor walk-ups.
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Looks old fashioned. Everything. And does that horse really want to be confined like that?
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I really like it but I'd want to add a lot more color.
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Str couples frolic and strip down in their photo shoots
|by Really good.||reply 12||04/10/2013|
It'll be nice when it's finished.
|by Really good.||reply 13||04/10/2013|
Ellen DeGeneres and her wife can never seem to get enough attention.
|by Really good.||reply 14||04/10/2013|
I personally find it ridiculous that anyone has enough money to afford to live this way. And I get REALLY angry when people like Ellen beg other people to contribute to charity. Why do you try scaling back your own extravagant lifestyle and donate the extra money yourself instead of trying to get other people who cannot afford it to do so?
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Why do you = Why DON'T you
|by Really good.||reply 17||04/10/2013|
[quote]Portia is so beautiful... She used to be now she looks like Ellen. There's Liberace/Scott Thorson vibe going there.
Agree with the person above about Portia being a stepford wife now. Aside from the AD thingy, which I don't give two shits about anymore, what the fuck does she do?
Go to work. If Portia had any self respect she would be a working actress. Does Ellen not allow her to leave the house anymore other to ride her horseys?
|by Really good.||reply 18||04/10/2013|
Maybe if Portia gets work they can afford a piece of furniture in color.
|by Really good.||reply 21||04/10/2013|
It's ok but not necessarily breathtaking or anything like that.
|by Really good.||reply 22||04/10/2013|
Gray is a difficult interior color. If you get it wrong everything looks chilly and forbidding, like these rooms here.
The pictured rooms desperately need some warm neutrals, and touches of brighter color. Too much gray and white, add a few Navajo rugs!
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I grow to dislike Ellen by the day.
|by Really good.||reply 25||04/10/2013|
I like it and I do think it shows some personality. You look at it and you know the kind of person who would live there. It doesn't scream Cher or Barbra. You can tell that the kind of person who lives there likes nature, likes rustic combined with comfort, considers the house a place to live in rather than show off (although the art directors and photographers like to stage the rooms hence the uncomfortable looking horse.
You can tell that the house had a lot of places to hang out, read a book, have a cup of coffee. You can tell that the person has respect for the past and loves textures.
You cannot tell if it's a male or female because the rustic touches give it somewhat of a masculine touch while the white softens it.
I don’t begrudge people their wealth and I don't begrudge their enjoinment of that wealth. Ellen has worked her ass off to get to where she is, and Portia, though I understand that she was from a well to do background, has always worked has worked steadily, weather you like/approve her work or not. And they don't enjoy their wealth INSTEAD of being philanthropic. They do it in addition to, and why not? Why not enjoy the good life if you worked for it and can afford it? Why not enjoy it even if you didn't earn it but can afford it?
|by Really good.||reply 26||04/10/2013|
R26, has Ellen "worked her ass off"? To the tune of $20 million a year? Has she worked harder than anyone else? Has she worked 400 times harder? which is the amount she makes more than the average US household income.
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R27, I won't say that Ellen has worked 400 times harder than anyone else, but I will say she has made her money by providing something that is genuinely liked, and not by busting unions or sending jobs overseas.
I resent show-biz wealth less than I resent the real plutocrats.
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Well the show-biz wealth have shipped off the jobs from Hollywood and did send it first to Canada then to whatever state will give them payola to shoot there. No one from the studios has even tried to talk to Sacramento about matching funds to keep work there. Grassroots has though but hasn't had much luck with Arnold or Gov Brown. Some of us uprooted to come to CA to work in the industry. We didn't sit at home waiting for Hollywood to come to us.
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R26, I like nature, I like rustic and I would rather live in a house than show it off. It still looks dull and not that comfortable to me.
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I think that people tend to estimate the hard work that brings success. I don't know any self made millionaire , and I know quite a few, who made their money by twiddling their thumbs. I know it's easy to belittle the successful people as though they don't earn their money. It helps those of us who have not been as successful feel less responsible. The truth of the matter is that she was able to provide a market with what it wants, and that is not only standing up on stage making jokes. Producing successful shows is not easy; if it were, every show would be a success. If it were that easy YOU would be on TV making those millions.
|by Really good.||reply 31||04/10/2013|
Reeeeeeeeeally nice ranch. Does Portia depend entirely on Ellen at this point? Portia almost looks like an accessory at this point. She is there to offer a smile and to wear a cute outfit.
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One of the main reasons for the ranch is obviously so Portia can keep horses and ride her horses.
I was struck by how quiet Portia was when she and Ellen made a filmed visit to the middle and high school in Australia where Portia attended as a youth.
She definitely takes a back seat to Ellen in situations like that and Ellen runs the situation.
Of course, it was being filmed so it could be shown on the Ellen Show so, of course, Ellen ran the show.
But I bet Ellen can suck all the oxygen out of room in terms of Portia because of Ellen's more dominating and humourous personality.
Having experienced this in my own life, I know how this can result in the more quiet person feeling subservient.
|by Really good.||reply 33||04/10/2013|
To me that place looks like it should be what R26 describes, but it is not lived like that.
Masculine was what came to my mind, too. It reflects the vision of ONE person, most likely their decorator.
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Many of my colleagues earn less than average and they don't even deserve that. It's not just the rich who can be undeserving of what they get.
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No money in the whole entire world would make me want to switch places with Ellen. Hell lives in her head.
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I love it. It is very masculine. I love that office and that black leather couch.
Ellen has finally found happiness. Good for her.
Have we ever determined which one is the top?
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Doesn't look anywhere near as nice as their previous property.
|by Really good.||reply 39||04/10/2013|
I'm going to wait until it comes in the mail.
I would love to live in a Santa Monica ranch house. Whoever called the naysayers a bunch of jealous queens can add me to the list: the "jealous" list, not the "naysayers." I imagine I'll like it.
R29, I so, so, *so* prefer shows that are shot outside of Los Angeles. Hollywood got so sloppy with its faux "New York Street," and locations we were supposed to think of as actual locations except, oops, they looked just like LA.
My favorite fauxcation has always been the one with palm trees on the "George Washington Parkway" which is actually in Northern Virginia.
|by Really good.||reply 40||04/10/2013|
I like it but considering I'm just a tad younger than Ellen and live in a 400 ft bachelor apartment in a crap neighborhood, she can suck my left tit.
|by Really good.||reply 41||04/10/2013|
Now if Ellen would just let Portia pose in a bikini.If they want a bay there is a long line of donors outside Portia's boudoir. I think they're pretty nice.
|by Really good.||reply 42||04/10/2013|
A-list celebs never give up their privacy willingly. If their homes appear in a magazine it means they are getting ready to sell and want the free publicity.
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Too white. Needs splashes of warm color.
|by Really good.||reply 44||04/10/2013|
r43 you hit the nail on the head
I have never understood why Ellen buys and sells properties so frequently. You would think that at some point she would just want to settle.
She is constantly buying/remodeling and selling properties
|by Really good.||reply 45||04/10/2013|
I too think it needs a bit of colour. I'm sure the grounds are exceptional, and would love to know which rehab it was...
They make a lovely couple, and it's so cool that they love the outdoors.
|by Really good.||reply 48||04/10/2013|
I think it's very beautiful with the exception of the leather couches. I don't like leather furniture - it's such a cheap look.
However, the surroundings are what take my breath away; the trees and the way the sun filters through them.
|by Really good.||reply 49||04/10/2013|
Why are you on this board R37? Fuck off, troll
|by Really good.||reply 50||04/10/2013|
Then rich female couples getting a lot of attention must really chap your stinky, huh r37?
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|by Really good.||reply 52||04/11/2013|
r47, I universally despise any low-class moron like you who likes to use the word faggot.
|by Really good.||reply 53||04/11/2013|
It's not offensive, but it's not memorable or appealing.
The setting is lovely, but the house is ostentatiously un-ostentatious:
"Oh, it's just a ranch, a place to visit when we want to lounge about with our horse blankets and contemplate the dirty white walls ("Pissy Drawers White" by Donald Kaufman Color) and the larger questions, like whether this furniture has patina, or is it just dingy old crap."
|by Really good.||reply 54||04/11/2013|
[quote] I have never understood why Ellen buys and sells properties so frequently.
Because she can, she's making the most of her fortune. Why not live in 20 fabulous places instead of just a few? I hope they are selling it, besides the beautiful scenery, I know I wouldn't want to be stuck at that ranch for decades. I would've torn all the original structures down and started from scratch. Ellen proved you can polish a turd, but the results still aren't that great.
|by Really good.||reply 55||04/11/2013|
Everyone complaining about the "masculine" look, well, that's a specific American western style. It's not masculine, per se, just rustic. I could use a little more color.
That barn, though, ugh. I've never seen one without hay and proper stalls for the animals. That horse looks like a life sized statue standing in a formal living area.
|by Really good.||reply 56||04/11/2013|
[quote]has Ellen "worked her ass off"? To the tune of $20 million a year? Has she worked harder than anyone else? Has she worked 400 times harder? which is the amount she makes more than the average US household income.
So, R27, your point is that we should only equate value with hard work? We should not value exceptional talent, intelligence, creativity, risk taking, etc? Are you suggesting that ditch diggers and toilet scrubbers should make $20 million a year? They sure work HARD.
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Too Gay Ben Cartwright.
I love the property, though.
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I'm gasping at R37. Do you have any idea where you are?
It is a lovely setting. On all that acreage, it seems that you could find a lovely building spot and keep some of the remaining buildings.
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r57, stop trying to be offended. You know very well what r27 was saying.
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As Mrs. Weiss used to say, "What a showplace!"
|by Really good.||reply 61||04/11/2013|
They just sold another property.
|by Really good.||reply 62||09/14/2013|
Where the hell would there be a ranch in Santa Monica? It's mostly urban. Are we sure it's not in the Santa Monica MOUNTAINS? (Which are NOT in Santa Monica.)
|by Really good.||reply 63||09/14/2013|
That area looks like it would be infested with rattlesnakes.
No thank you!
|by Really good.||reply 64||09/14/2013|
The fabric-upholstered furniture in the barn surprises me.
I hope they have gallons of febreeze on tap.
|by Really good.||reply 65||09/14/2013|
These pics are so confusing. I can't tell what's inside or what's outside. There's a picture of a horse and then three rooms down there's like a sitting area with couches?
|by Really good.||reply 66||09/14/2013|
r28 I agree. Entertainers don't gouge their customers/patrons. If anything they are underpaid compared to the producers and TV network heads.
|by Really good.||reply 67||09/14/2013|
It's enough for me that William Powell used to live there. Such good vibes (as we say in California).
|by Really good.||reply 68||09/14/2013|
Time to buy ANOTHER ugly, plain looking modern $40 million dollar home in the same city!
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