Reese Wither­spoon puts her Nashville man­sion up for sale

Variety - - Contents - Mark David The Real Estalker

Reese Wither­spoon, one of the most pow­er­ful and bank­able stars in Hol­ly­wood, owns no fewer than four prop­er­ties in her home­town of Nashville, but, aiming to lighten that real es­tate load, she’s listed the largest of the four with a $4.4 mil­lion price tag. The 2006 Os­car win­ner, who took home an Emmy this year for the HBO series “Big Lit­tle Lies,” pur­chased the al­most 1.75-acre es­tate in 2014 for $3.3 mil­lion. Fronted by a quintessen­tially South­ern, col­umn-sup­ported porch, the brick-built main res­i­dence mea­sures in at nearly 11,000 square feet with seven bed­rooms and eight full and two half bath­rooms. A self-con­tained pool­side guest­house in­cludes two more bed­rooms and three bath­rooms plus an open-plan liv­ing/dining room and high-end kitchen.

Grandly pro­por­tioned and com­fort­ably ap­pointed in­te­ri­ors in­clude a dou­ble-height foyer with curved stair­case, for­mal liv­ing and dining rooms and a cav­ernous com­bi­na­tion eat-in kitchen and fam­ily room with a stacked-stone fire­place un­der a vaulted and beamed ceil­ing. There’s also a well-stocked gym and a sprawl­ing master suite re­plete with fire­place, pri­vate ter­race, lav­ish bath­room and fit­ted walk-in closet as well as a dress­ing room with lighted, full-length mirror. The back

of the house opens to a dining and loung­ing veranda with an out­door kitchen and a semi­cir­cu­lar spa next to an out­door fire­place. A swim­ming pool sits be­tween the main and guest houses, and be­hind the guest­house, there’s a grassy yard and kitchen gar­den with raised plant­ing beds.

Wither­spoon and her high-pow­ered talent-agent hus­band Jim Toth have fur­ther Nashville hold­ings that in­clude a stately 1930s white-brick res­i­dence on six-and-ahalf pas­toral acres about 10 miles south of down­town they scooped up in 2014 for al­most $2 mil­lion. In Los An­ge­les, they bunk down in a more than 10,000-square­foot man­sion hid­den be­hind a high wall and ma­ture trees on a pres­ti­gious Pa­cific Pal­isades street; they picked up that prop­erty in an off-mar­ket 2014 deal for a smidgen more than $12.7 mil­lion.

Melissa Mccarthy Leases Out Toluca Lake Home

Though she can’t need the money — she’s one of the high­est-paid ac­tresses in Hol­ly­wood, with a 2016 in­come the bean coun­ters at Forbes es­ti­mated at around $33 mil­lion — Melissa Mccarthy has none­the­less made her long­time home in the un­pre­ten­tiously up­scale Los An­ge­les com­mu­nity of Toluca Lake avail­able as a fully fur­nished, long-term lux­ury lease at $10,000 per month. The two-time Emmy win­ner, a 2012 Os­car nom­i­nee for her role in the blockbuster com­edy “Brides­maids,” paid $780,000 in 2009 for the ex­pen­sively up­dated and pro­fes­sion­ally dec­o­rated 1940s bun­ga­low, se­cured be­hind gates, with three bed­rooms plus an of­fice and three bath­rooms.

Pol­ished, dark-brown hard­wood floors flow from a slen­der en­trance hall into a for­mal liv­ing room with a mar­ble-hearth fire­place. The dining room fea­tures waisthigh wain­scot­ing topped by boldly pat­terned ecru and mus­tard flo­ral wall­pa­per, and is open to both the kitchen and the fam­ily room. The for­mer is a 1930s-in­spired af­fair with black coun­ter­tops, white cab­i­netry and util­i­tar­ian, gray- grouted white­sub­way-tile back­splashes; the lat­ter opens through a full wall of win­dows to the back­yard. Both guest bed­rooms have di­rect ac­cess to a bath­room, as does the mod­estly sized master bed­room, which is wrapped in over­scaled flo­ral wall­pa­per with a fit­ted walk-in closet.

Kevin Mck­idd Buys House in Sher­man Oaks

Ac­cord­ing to a cou­ple of well- con­nected snitches, in­clud­ing al­ways spot- on Yolanda Yakketyyak, Scot­tish ac­tor Kevin Mck­idd, whose prover­bial show­biz break came in the 1996 cult film “Trainspot­ting” and is nowa­days widely known for his long-run- ning role on “Grey’s Anatomy,” has splashed out a tetch more than $2.9 mil­lion for a fam­ily-size res­i­dence on a pretty, tree-lined street in Sher­man Oaks, Calif.

The gray-shin­gled and board-and-bat­ten-ac­cented two-story home has five bed­rooms and six bath­rooms with 10-foot ceil­ings, ashy brown white- oak floor­boards and a camera- equipped se­cu­rity sys­tem in a bit more than 4,800 square feet. A cen­ter-hall en­try and stair gallery is clas­si­cally flanked by a for­mal liv­ing room with mar­ble fire­place and a for­mal dining room with gilt-trimmed cof­fered ceil­ing. A small of­fice/li­brary has built-in book­shelves and an­other mar­ble fire­place. The mar­ble- counter eat-in kitchen is open to a fam­ily room with a third fire­place plus an in­te­grated sur­round-sound sys­tem and French doors to the yard. Up­stairs bed­rooms in­clude a master suite with fire­place, pri­vate bal­cony, two walk-in clos­ets and a bath­room with claw-footed tub and mar­ble-lined steam shower. A cur­tained log­gia out­side the fam­ily room over­looks a ver­dantly land­scaped back­yard com­pletely en­cir­cled by tow­er­ing hedgerows. A white picket fence di­vides the yard in half — on one side a thick car­pet of lawn and on the other a swim­ming pool and spa.


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