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Ellen DeGeneres' Former $32 Million Estate Sold to Billionaire Mining Magnate!

Robert Friedland, the chairman of Ivanhoe Mines and known mentor of the late Steve Jobs, continues to make waves in Santa Barbara's ultra-high-end real estate market. After purchasing an oceanfront estate on Carpinteria’s prestigious Padaro Lane for about $47 million just five months ago, Friedland has now acquired Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's spectacular Montecito compound for a lofty $32 million.

Situated just four miles northwest of Friedland’s new Carpinteria pad, this exquisite property boasts an illustrious history dating back to 1919. Known as Pompeiian Court, the residence is nestled on 8 acres of manicured grounds, offering unparalleled privacy behind an enormous iron gate and a quarter-mile-long driveway. The main house, along with two guesthouses, a poolside cabana, and an art studio, exudes timeless elegance and classic Roman courtyard charm.

With formal gardens, ancient oaks, and a chardonnay vineyard, the estate provides a serene retreat amidst towering eucalyptus trees and rows of Italian cypresses. Hidden from view, a swimming pool and full-size tennis court offer leisure and relaxation, while meandering pathways lead to secluded sitting areas and picturesque fountains.

Friedland's acquisition adds to his impressive portfolio, which includes two Beverly Hills estates, Zsa Zsa Gabor’s former Bel Air property, and properties abroad in Singapore and Thailand.

For those seeking the epitome of luxury living in Montecito, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi still have multiple properties in the area, including a stunning blufftop estate in Carpinteria and several charming homes scattered throughout Montecito.

Don't miss your chance to experience the allure of Montecito's most prestigious real estate offerings. Contact us today to explore your options and discover your dream home in this exclusive enclave, Email or call/text (805) 455-9066

Content courtesy of RobbReport photos by Blake Bronstad

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