Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, $55 million
In late summer, DeGeneres and de Rossi sold off their most expensive property for $55 million, a Cape-Dutch style estate in Montecito that they purchased only a year prior for $49 million. The 4.3-acre property flaunts five structures, including a 9,000-square-foot main house and a barn designed by renowned architect Tom Kundig.
Kanye West, $57.3 million
It’s no secret that Kanye West is a fan of extreme minimalism, and the Malibu home he bought for $57.3 million this September perfectly suits his taste. Designed by Tadao Ando, the 3,665-square-foot home, which is entirely concrete and glass inside and out, features four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.
Scooter Braun, $65 million
Pop star manager Scooter Braun broke a Brentwood record in September with the purchase of a $65-million modern farmhouse, the most expensive deal to date in the west L.A. neighborhood. The 19,000-square-foot home’s simple boxy design and natural color scheme allows the space to feel tranquil despite its vastness.
The Weeknd, $70 million
Among the most expensive deals in L.A. this year is The Weeknd’s purchase of a $70-million contemporary Bel Air mansion. The roughly 33,000-square-foot estate puts every last inch to good use—it features a gym, a sauna, a movie theater, two pools, and countless other amenities. The home underwent a massive renovation before the musician bought it, leaving it totally modernized with gorgeous marble throughout and floor-to-ceiling glass sliders for seamless indoor-outdoor living. (Branden and Rayni Williams of The Beverly Hills Estates represented the seller, while Angel Salvador of The Beverly Hills Estates represented the buyer.)
Jeff Bezos, $78 million
In a rather mysterious off-market deal, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos…