REAL ESTATE

Second Time Around: Ellen DeGeneres Sells Hollywood Hills Home Again

Ellen DeGeneres at Finding Dory premiere

Ellen DeGeneres at Finding Dory premiere  (2016 Getty Images)

Will it go round in circles? In the case of the home-flipping habits of Ellen DeGeneres, yes. DeGeneres made the market spin again with the sale of a Hollywood Hills West home that she's now sold for a second time, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The 4,000-square-foot home features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, vaulted and wood-beam ceilings, and flagstone floors. Built in the 1950s, it underwent a full-scale makeover by renowned design firm Marmol Radziner over a decade ago. The home boasts canyon and city views, a swimming pool, and a fire pit. The open living room sports built-in bookshelves and a fireplace.

Here's the fun part: DeGeneres sold this very same house in 2007 for $10 million, then bought it back in 2014 for $8.75 million, and sold it again this month for $9.9 million in an off-market deal. The Times says the new owner is Calvin Klein Inc. co-founder Barry Schwartz, and Variety backs up the reporting on the buyer.

The popular daytime TV host is a serial real estate flipper, having renovated and sold properties in Santa Barbara, Laurel Canyon, Malibu, and Beverly Hills. Her deals, one way or another, have involved A-listers including Brad Pitt, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and Ryan Seacrest.

DeGeneres, 58, is a comedian, actress, and host of her own syndicated talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." She's married to actress Portia de Rossi.