Reese Witherspoon might not yet be a billionaire, but she’s currently the world’s richest actress, per Forbes, with a net worth widely reported to be north of $400 million. So it’s no surprise that while the media maven continues to reside mainly in Tennessee, she’s also now splashed out $17.5 million for a house in prime Los Angeles, on the Pacific Palisades Riviera.
Designed by noted architecture firm Morgan, Walls & Clements, the same company behind the design of L.A.’s El Capitan theater, the roughly 7,500-square-foot traditional home was completed in 1933 for film writer/director Oliver H. P. Garrett and once owned by acclaimed TV producer Steven Bochco. Enveloped by towering eucalyptus trees and verdant hedges, the nearly 1.1-acre property is supremely private and suitable for a major celebrity.
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From the street, past a meandering brick pathway, guests are welcomed to the home via a teal front door and double-height foyer. Seamlessly connected to that space is a notably oversized great room with a brick fireplace and access via French doors to the backyard; branch off from the great room and you’ll find a chef’s kitchen equipped with its commercial-grade appliances and breakfast nook, plus a den equipped with its own wet bar and fireplace.
Three of the home’s six bedrooms are located upstairs, but the spacious master retreat is actually located on the ground floor, where it flaunts a spa-style bathroom, walk-in closet and fireplace. Also on tap is a finished basement level equipped with a large games room and another bar area.
Out back, the a sparkling pool is surrounded by a well-watered lawn, and there are multiple seating areas overlooking tree-shaded canyon views. The property is also only a short jog from the Riviera Country Club, where initiation dues reportedly top $300,000 and members include Larry David, Adam Sandler and Ari Emanuel.
Witherspoon is known as something of a real estate maven, frequently buying and selling expensive homes in Nashville and on the posh Westside of Los Angeles. Thus, while her holdings are always subject to change, her property portfolio currently includes several Nashville properties, including her main residence — an $18 million compound in the Belle Meade area — and a $5 million home in L.A.’s Brentwood neighborhood.
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