Regarded as the most impressively talented members of the emerging New Hollywood of the early 21st century, Oscar-winning American actress and producer Reese Witherspoon has now listed her Wallace Neff-designed ‘Libbey’ ranch in Ojai, California, for $10 million. The ranch in question is however not just another Californian property that has come up on the market. Rather, it’s the much-talked-about Spanish Colonial estate that was featured in the September issue of ELLE Décor, was the site of Sothern sweetheart Witherspoon’s March 2011 wedding to CAA agent Jim Toth, and played the bewitching Shangri-La in Frank Capra’s Lost Horizon. And, even more recently, this remote, rustic chic vacation home which was originally built as stables for Edward Libbey in 1923, also served as a place of refuge for heartbroken heartthrob of millions of teenage girls, English actor Robert Pattinson to lick his wounds after the fallout of his girlfriend Kristen Stewart’s shocking fling with married director Rupert Sanders. Also, we have earlier seen that Robert Pattinson also listed his Spanish Colonial-style Los Feliz mansion in Los Angeles for sale he once shared with Kristen Stewart for a year.
Pregnant Reese Witherspoon, who is expecting the birth of her third child, actually purchased the property, once owned by acclaimed actor/director Harold Ramis, back in 2008 from prominent interior designer Kathryn Ireland, who had undertaken a renovation of the compound originally built for Edward Libbey, the glassware magnate considered as the ‘founding father’ of the town of Ojai.
Sitting on 7 acres, Reese uses this sprawling and gorgeous ranch as an escape with her kids Ava, Deacon, and her husband Jim Toth. The estate features a four bedroom main house plus horse stables, three guest cottages, a carriage house and a swimming pool.
Described as a meditative and restorative, this vacation home also hosts a menagerie of animals including donkeys, four dogs, pigs, chickens and horses.
Celebrity architect Wallace Neff designed ranch boasts original hardware, turrets, original stonework, Spanish tiles and plank floors. The two-storey main house features beam ceilings, a massive stoine fireplace in the living room, a library loft, 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths.
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