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Realty Byte: Ryan Serhant Tours Ellen Degeneres’s $13 Million Cali Ranch

21 Nov

It was only two months ago that Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi plunked down $26 million big ones for a seaside Montecito, Calif. spread.

So obviously they don’t need a measly $13 million mansion now that they’ve upgraded.

The real estate savvy pair, who besides their chicly cropped manes, are known for flipping properties and for $12.995M the lucky new owner will call this 8-bedroom and 10.5 bath estate home just 45 minutes outside of L.A.

The couple’s Hidden Valley Ranch (not the salad dressing) is a stunning 26-acre equestrian compound and a nature’s lover’s paradise. But this isn’t your typical ranch.

The imaginative retreat consists of 8 farmhouse cottages all with their own vintage and contemporary style mixing 20th-century designs by Jean Prouv and Arne Jacobsen with industrial furnishings, old portraits and fencing masks for a cozy, comfortable setting by decorator Jay Holman and designer Cliff Fong.

Other over-the-top features include an updated windmill, tree house and, yes, a yoga pavilion.

Perfect for entertaining their plethora of celeb friends, there’s the “Art” and “Romantic” barns that have separate kitchens and loads of space to use as a workshop or office area.

And for more outdoors fun, there are walking trails, a fenced in tennis court and basketball hoop.

It wouldn’t be a ranch without some horses, so you’ll find state-of-the-art facilities with six double-sized stables, hay barn, stable lounge, radiant floor heat, new dressage and jumping arenas and an adjoining judges’ stand.

The carefully executed landscaping, that took the talk show host one year to revamp, also comes with environmentally conscious amenities from over 100 newly planted trees along the main road to the use of recycled materials in construction and d cor.

Let Million Dollar Listing’s Ryan Serhant take you on a personal tour across the stunning 26-acres in the CB! video above.

Justin Bieber’s Paparazzo Gets Off On Car Chase Charges!

15 Nov

Justin Bieber Paparazzo Charges Dropped

Looks like one pesky paparazzo has been let off the hook… somewhat!

Remember back in July, when Justin Bieber was involved in a cray cray car chase, down the 101 Freeway in El Lay?

Paparazzo Paul Raef was slapped with four charges for his reckless chase of the Biebs, making him the first ever charged under California’s paparazzi law, drafted up in 2010!

Now it seems Cali Superior Court Judge Thomas Rubinson has chosen to dismiss two of those misdemeanors, finding the new law “problematic” and “overly inclusive.”

While Raef walked away without a $3,500 fine and six months in jail, his charges for reckless driving and failing to obey the lawful order of a police officer still stand.

However, these charges would only lock the pap away for up to 90 days and serve him a fine of $1,000!

Hopefully he’s learned his lesson… though, we don’t think Bieby will be too happy to hear the news!

[Image via WENN.]

Tags: california, car, charges, court, driving, justin bieber, misdemeanor, paparazzi, paparazzo, police, the biebs

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