The veranda outside Oprah's master bedroom

Photo by Michel Arnaud, styling by Carlos Mota

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Oprah can pull up a chair and watch the clouds roll by from the veranda of the master bedroom. The sheer panels, made from a Pollack Belgian linen, catch the ocean breeze.

"She liked [the home's] small scale," Ellie says. "She already has a large home in Santa Barbara—this seems to go back to something real and personal. It's a great house for her and two or three friends."