Jessica Simpson just listed the Beverly Hills estate she bought in 2005. The home, which she purchased under “Lime Orchard Trust” for $5,275,052, has a rich Hollywood history. It has been owned by several celebrities, including Ellen Degeneres, who bought it in 2001 and sold it in 2003 to Rick Yorn, a manager to such A-list celebrities as Leonardo Dicaprio and Cameron Diaz.
The five bedroom, 5.5 bath estate spans 5,500 square feet and has been recently renovated with interior designs by Rachel Ashwell, of Shabby Chic Couture. Details include ebonized hardwood floors, crown moldings, high ceilings in the living and dining room, a restaurant-style gourmet kitchen, and a stone courtyard that leads to a koi pond. The master suite has a sitting area with French doors that open to a large deck with view of the grounds. Outside, there’s a swimming pool surrounding by lushly landscaped grounds.
The home is right next door to the estate once owned by Kimora Lee Simmons, where filming took place for her reality TV show “Life in the Fab Lane.” It’s also around the corner from Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman’s residence.
“This area of Beverly Hills is dotted with homes owned by celebrities. You can often spot a star walking their dog through the many canyon trails nearby,” said Corina Galen, a Redfin real estate agent in Los Angeles. The home is serene and private, which was important for the singer and fashion mogul.