Ellen Philips’ passion for real estate began as a kid growing up outside of Boston, where she learned that her great-grandfather had been a prolific and prominent New York City architect. Her mother always adored “space,” dabbled in interior design, and brought her kids to open houses for fun every chance she got.

Earning a B.S. in Speech at Northwestern University exposed Ellen to Chicago’s breathtaking architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright’s classic homes. After graduating, she spent time touring the country and the world as a bass player in a rock band. The band enjoyed stints in the Netherlands, Finland and Scotland, and nearly three months in England.

When she moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue a career in TV production, Ellen quickly began working on HGTV’s hottest real estate and home decorating shows. Her many credits include House Hunters, House Hunters Renovation, National Open House, Design On A Dime and Designer’s Challenge. This experience furthered her real estate and interior design knowledge, and honed her skills at pleasing high-profile clients, including network executives, before joining Sotheby’s International Realty in 2014.

Ellen has resided in L.A.’s Silverlake / Echo Park / Los Feliz community for thirteen years, and is delighted to serve clients of all types in these neighborhoods and beyond. She has also served as a teacher and board member for Y.O.G.A. for Youth, a nonprofit organization that helps bring peace, positive energy and self-respect to urban and incarcerated youth through yoga and meditation. As a yoga practitioner and occasional teacher, Ellen brings a calm level-headedness to every real estate transaction, supports her clients emotionally, and is happy to offer private yoga lessons to those who ask.