Ellen DeGeneres, who has history when it comes to fixing up and selling homes, appears to have found her next project. The daytime talk show host and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, have purchased a home in Carpinteria for $18.6 million.
Set along roughly 80 feet of sandy beach, the gated estate centers on a shake-sided main house of about 6,000 square feet. A matching guesthouse, lighted clay tennis court and plunge pool share the site, which is more than an acre.
The main residence, built in 1979, has been extensively remodeled and features light wood floors, vaulted ceilings and walls of windows that bring ocean views inside.