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Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres recently gave an inside look into their lavish Beverly Hills home, which comes complete with a glass ping-pong table and artwork by legends like 
Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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The couple opened up their home for the October issue of Architectural Digest. The home is outfitted with antique furniture and rugs, sculptures, and a closet full of de Rossi's stilettos and DeGeneres' sneakers. The home also has a pool with Brazilian-granite coping borders.

"We never had a house when I was growing up," DeGeneres explained to 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 added, "The first thing I did when I made money was buy a house. And then --"

"Another one," De Rossi interrupted. "And another one and another one and another one..."

The home is up for sale, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times on October 3. The property, which is just under 3 acres, has an asking price of $49 million. It had originally been put up for sale in June. The property has nine bedrooms and 11 bathrooms with two guest houses.

The comedian and her wife recently teamed up on a comedy television project that could mark Rossi's return to the small screen in the fall.

Last time de Rossi was seen on television was on "Better Off Ted," which lasted two seasons and went off the air in 2010. The actress is also known for roles on "Ally McBeal" and "Arrested Development."

De Rossi and DeGeneres were married back in August of 2008, at a time when same sex marriage licenses were granted in California.

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Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres at their Beverly Hills house, which was designed by architects Buff & Hensman and later expanded by decorator Melinda Ritz. In a sitting area adjacent to the kitchen, an 18th-century French worktable is paired with a suite of vintage bent-plywood chairs by Gerald Summers; the large painting is an Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat collaboration, and the drawing to its left is by Bill Traylor. The cocktail table is 19th-century Belgian, the torchère is by Waldo's Designs, and the Kirman rug is antique.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Show Off Their Beverly Hills Compound

The couple let Architectural Digest into their home, which is reportedly on the market for $49 million
Comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, are sharing their home in the new November issue of Architectural Digest.

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The couple, who appear on the cover, live in a 9,200-square-foot single-story residence built by renowned archtiects Buff & Hensman (who built houses for Steve McQueen and Frank Sinatra) and expanded by interior designer Melinda Ritz, a former set decorator who won Emmys for Will & Grace.

The residence was originally constructed for Oscar-nominated actor Laurence Harvey (Room at the Top), and was later inhabited by Joan Collins and Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick. The couple fell in love with the house when he invited them over to watch an episode of American Idol. "We'd heard how beautiful it was. …We pulled into the driveway and—we just knew before we even walked through the gate," de Rossi told AD. Mutchnick sold it to them for $29 million in 2007.

Perhaps the timing is a coincidence or perhaps it is not, but the house officially went on the market on just days ago with a price of $49 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. The paper reported that the property had previously listed on the website of the broker, Westside Estate Agency, with the price "available upon request."

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But that $49 million listing price may represent a price chop. Curbed LA reports that the entire compound was priced back in May at $60 million and that the main house, if sold alone, was available at $49 million. "And now … the asking price on the whole damn thing is just $49 million, " writes the website's Adrian Glick Kudler.

DeGeneres called upon several LA decorators and designers — including Tommy and Kathleen Clements of L.A. store Melrose Projects and Cliff Fong, designer of the new Michael Voltaggio restaurant Ink — to help handpick furniture, objects and art for the house. The two, who were married at the house in 2008, enlarged the estate by adding two adjacent properties, replacing one with a pond. The property now comprises three acres and includes two guesthouses and an additional three-bedroom house.

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This is the seventh home that the pair have shared together, one for every year they have been together, according to DeGeneres. She also admits that she has lost track of the exact number of houses she has owned over the years.

Currently, the couple also owns a 26-acre equestrian property in the community of Hidden Hills just north of Los Angeles. It had been on the market recently, but according to the Los Angeles Times was withdrawn from the Multiple Listing Service in mid-August. The Real Estalker, however, is reporting that the property, which includes eight cottages, is currently for sale at $16.5 million.

The November issue of Architectural Digest will available on newsstands October 11. Among the shots are pictures of the couple's shoe shelves, complete "their respective sneakers and stilettos," notes the magazine. Below is a shot of the screened-in porch with a 19th-century trestle table and wicker armchairs.

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