When it comes to celebrity real estate, Renee Zellweger stays relatively under-the-radar. She has managed to buy and sell a number of properties in Los Angeles and New York with little to no fanfare. This week, she decided that it’s time to part ways with a charming Connecticut farm home that she has owned since 2004. As reported by Forbes, Zellweger bought the property in 2004, when it had a $1,320,000 price tag. After taking the next 7 years to extensively renovate and enjoy the property, Zellweger has just listed it for sale for $1,500,000.
Jonathan Radford, a vice president for Coldwell Banker Previews International and the listing agent for the property told Forbes, “Renee has enjoyed the property for a number of years, however her current work schedule and travel commitments do not allow her to visit the property as frequently as she would like. The house is simply elegant. All of the finishes that have been chosen while high end, are all understated.”
Renamed “The Cotton Tavern Estate,” the property features a main house with three-bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a one-bedroom guest cottage, and a barn. The 3,463-square foot main house contains a master suite with a sitting room and en-suite bathroom, a library, a dining room with built-in cabinets, and an enclosed porch. Much of the home features exposed wood beams and many rooms tout wood-burning fireplaces. A hidden gem, an unused but fully-finished third floor contains built-in storage and vaulted ceilings.
The barn on the property is fashioned strictly for entertainment purposes. Coming in at about 2,000 square-feet, the barn is the perfect entertaining space, with a game room and bar.
This may be a Connecticut farm, but it does have the Hollywood touches of a swimming pool and helicopter landing pad.