Actor Adrian Bellani has placed his three-bedroom, 2,267-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills on the market for $2,595,000 -- less than two years after purchasing it from comedienne Ellen DeGeneres for $1,995,000.

 

In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on the hunky former "Passions" soap-opera actor's listing of his house, which hit the market on Friday, May 15.

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Built in 1964, the house has two baths, walls of glass, soaring ceilings, maple floors, and a large master suite with a custom walk-in closet, and a spa-like master bath with a steam shower and tub, according to public records and listing information. Outdoor features on the 0.20-acre (8,886-square-foot) property include a terraced, wooded yard on one side of the house and a yard on the other side, according to public records and listing information.

From April 2004 until September 2007, DeGeneres had owned the house as part of a compound that she had owned and inhabited in the Hollywood Hills. DeGeneres' trust had purchased the house from a casting director in April 2004 for $1,310,000 as part of her three-house compound, according to public records. The other two houses in the compound were:

--A 1,861-square-foot house next door on a 0.43-acre (18,920-square-foot) lot that DeGeneres' trust had bought in 2004 for $1,275,000 and sold in 2005 for $2,300,000 to actor Heath Ledger's Thank You for the Trust Trust; Ledger's estate sold the house in May 2008 for $2,500,000, as we exclusively had reported at that time.

--And the main, 4,769-square-foot house on a 1.07-acre parcel and an adjoining 1,694-square-foot house on a 0.27-acre (11,761-square-foot) parcel, which together were sold by DeGeneres' trust to actor Will Ferrell's trust in early 2006 for exactly $9,000,000, according to public records. DeGeneres' trust had purchased the main part of the compound in 2003 for $6,000,000 (the main house) and $825,000 (the adjoining 1,694-square-foot house), according to public records.

At one time, DeGeneres had owned a total of 1.98 acres of land in this compound, according to our math. Our math also indicates that DeGeneres had paid $9,410,000 for the properties in the compound in 2003 and 2004; that sounds like a lot until you learn that she sold them all for a combined amount of $13,495,000, giving her a $4 million-plus profit in the span of a couple of years. That's quite a return!

We have no idea where Bellani, whose real name is Gerardo Celasco, is off to. If he sells this house, we'll of course tell you that; if he sells, we'll also tell you for how much. Stay tuned.