INSIDE ELLEN DEGENERES’ AMAZING LOS ANGELES HOME
Widely considered to be the most prized of all the Los Angeles mid-century modern trophy homes, the Brody House is the pinnacle of architectural modernism. Set on 2.3 acres in Holmby Hills adjacent to Hugh Hefner’s celebrated Playboy Mansion, the home is an essay of modernism that exemplifies true LA sophistication and glamour.
Famed Los Angeles architect, A. Quincy Jones was commissioned to design the Brody House in 1949 by art aficionado Frances Lasker Brody along with interior designer Billy Haines and landscape architect Garrett Eckbo. Completed in 1951 and spanning more than 11,000 square feet, the Brody House is an early example of Mid–Century Modernism at an extraordinary scale. This legendary architectural masterpiece has been heralded as a brilliant example of indulgent LA modernistic glamour without equal.
The 11,511 sq. ft. residence encompasses breathtaking interior and exterior living spaces that are both elegant and serene. Walls of glass and vaulted ceilings add to the expansive feel, while smooth-walled interiors, spotless finishes and an eye-opening atrium establish this luxurious residence as a true masterpiece of art and architecture.
The Brody House was recently acquired in an “off-market” deal for the stunning price of $39.8 million in early January 2014 by Hollywood celebrity talk show host and entertainer, Ellen DeGeneres. An acknowledged collector of trophy properties in Los Angeles, DeGeneres paid what is arguably the highest price per square foot the city has ever seen. For Ellen DeGeneres and her partner, Portia de Rossi, the A. Quincy Jones designed architectural gem, known as “The Brody House,” is now simply called home.