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The ranch house near Hollywood includes a unique piece in DeGeneres' wife Portia de Rossi's dressing room. "I saw a TV on an easel in a book a long time ago, and I thought, 'That is such a great idea because it makes it art,'" says the talk show host. "And if you want, you can actually put a piece of art in front of it to hide it."
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This rustic Tuscan villa in Santa Barbara, California features vintage portraits, African art and quirky antique finds. "It just gives you a moment to look at," says DeGeneres.
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THE BRODY HOUSE
A mid-century masterpiece in Holmby Hills, California, this home features a sleek yet cozy kitchen that includes art lined shelves instead of glassware. "The woman in the central portrait "is a whore and you can see her nipple. I just thought that was the quirkiest thing I ever saw. People would walk in and go, 'What is that?!'"
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The couple is often asked to sell their homes furnished, but they always keep their art – like the 1800s sculpture in this Beverly Hills mid-century property. "It's an amazing piece," says DeGeneres, "It does have a head but I liked it better without!"
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The headless sculpture found a new home in the a pair a adjacent condos in L.A., this time alongside a slate-topped coffee table. Placement of art and furniture in a new house "is a collaboration" between the couple.
For more exclusive photos of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's homes, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
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