Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi Give a Tour of the Beverly Hills Home

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Courtesy Architectural Digest

updated 10/05/2011 AT 12:00 PM ET

originally published 10/05/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET

There’s plenty of fine art inside Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s sweeping Beverly Hills home. But there are playful touches, too – like a glass Ping-Pong table in the entrance hall.

The couple invited Architectural Digest into the three-acre compound for this month’s issue, and there’s certainly plenty to see – a large painting by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat and loads of other artworks; tables, chairs, blankets and rugs from various continents and centuries; shoe shelves filled with sneakers and stilettos; and a luxurious pool out back with sweeping views of Los Angeles.

DeGeneres is like a kid in a candy store when it comes to real estate and interior design.

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“We never had a house when I was growing up,” she tells the magazine. “We always rented. But my father would dream, and we used to look at houses all the time. I’d pick out which bedroom would be mine and get all excited.”

She adds: “The first thing I did when I made money was buy a house. And then…”

“Another one,” De Rossi says. “And another one and another one and another one.”

Like the look of the mansion? It could be yours. The Los Angeles Times reports that the couple just put it on the market for $49 million.


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