Blog :: 06-2014

Real Estate Royalty

 

Daytime talk show host and Comedian Ellen Degeneres has kept herself and many Realtors, Architects, and decorators busy as she's bought and redone over a dozen homes in the area. Degeneres admits that she loves real estate, explaining, "I somehow manage to find out what's on the market everywhere. People come to me. I like looking whether I'm buying or not. I love real estate."

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But she's not the first celebrity to have an interest in real estate. Diane Keaon has a taste for historic homes, while Brad Pitt and Frank Gehry came together to build affordable housing in New Orleans post Katrina.

 

Degeneres is taking her interest one step further and teaming up with HGTV (I'm sure you've heard of them) for a six-episode design show. Appropriately named Ellen's Design Challenge, the show will feature contestants who will compete to build furniture. The show is slated to air next year.

There is no word if Ellen plans to use any of the contestants furniture in her own home, or if it will be made available to the public.

To read more about the properties that Ellen and wife Portia de Rossi have renovated head on over to the New York Times.

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** Photos and Information courtesy of New York Times