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Hot Property: Ellen DeGeneres puts new spin, new price on former Marjorie Lord estate

LOS ANGELES - For many, homeownership is the American dream. For others, such as TV host Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi, it's a high-stakes hobby.

DeGeneres and de Rossi have listed for $17.995 million the Beverly Hills estate they bought last year.

The Hollywood power couple, who have a serious side gig fixing up and selling properties, paid $15 million for the residence only about seven months ago.

The Hollywood Regency-style residence, formerly the longtime home of actress and philanthropist Marjorie Lord, was designed and built in 1962 by noted architect John Elgin Woolf. Prior to last year's sale, the home was restored by Los Angeles-based design firm Marmol Radziner.

Steeped in Old Hollywood glamour, the single-story house features a circular foyer

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