Reese Witherspoon puts her Nashville mansion up for sale
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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