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images-11Ellen and Portia can wash their hands in a Roman hand basin and share an Italian neoclassical marble tub, dating from about 1720.  That’s the reward for this lesbian couple who spent around $26 million for a two-storey villa in southern California.


If you are on their guest list, prepare to motor down a quarter-mile-long driveway that winds through olive and eucalyptus trees.  Maybe, the latter influenced the Australian Portia (Australians long for the smell of gum trees).  Perhaps, you maybe lucky to stay in the second ensuite bedrrom downstairs, or if that’s full, you’ll certainly feel like royalty in ibe if the guest bedrooms complete with bathroom.


Portia evidently likes to cook and you might find her preparing breakfast for everyone in the state-of-the-art kitchen which adjoins a breakfast room that opens to the gardens.

You can always walk around the villa for exercise since it covers 10,500 feet of living space, pausing if its cold, at one of the nine fireplaces.  Once you’ve worked up a sweat

you can have a swim in a pool that overlooks the ocean.


I’m planning to be invited once my story “Jo of the Outback” is backed by Portia, and another story, “Lieutenant Dee: Army Nurse, Vietnam” is made into a television mini-series by ellen!


If you can contact either ellen or Portia on my behalf, I’d really appreciate it.

They are really outstanding stories.  I have published children’s stories and I am

told I am a gifted writer. (Some friends will say anything for a loan! LOL).




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  3 Responses to “Five Fireplaces in ellen & Portia’s $26 Million Villa”

  1. I’m a gifted writer too! Maybe I can get on the guest list…

    • Hello Ruth:
      Great to hear from you since our camping meeting in Algonquin. I’d love you to write a guest blog. You have a wonderful background in theology and experience as a United Church Minister. Trish and I are still camping, so internet access can be a problem from time to time. September will see us back home.
      best wishes,

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