Weeks After Welcoming Their First Baby, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt Snap Up New LA Home

    Posted by Cristin  |  May 1, 2014  |  8:44 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    John Krasinski & Emily Blunt

    Los Angeles, CA

    Most Known For

    Actors. He made his mark on 'The Office' and her breakout role was in 'The Devil Wears Prada.'

    Home Stats

    4 bed, 4 bath, 3,483 square feet, pool

    Price

    $2,575,000

    New baby, new house!

    Just weeks after welcoming their first child, a daughter named Hazel, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have bought a new nest in Los Angeles.

    According to property records, the married actor duo closed on the home on April 23rd and paid $2,750,000 for a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,483 square foot remodeled, walled compound on a double lot.

    In true Southern California style, this house is all about windows and the stunning outdoor areas. A massive pool and spa is surrounded by stone patios, a covered lanai, flat lawn and garden.

    From the inside looking out, Emily and John’s new home has stunning canyon and city views. Other indoor amenities include a large cook’s kitchen with center island and breakfast bar that connects to the open-flow dining and living room areas.

    John and Emily’s new master suite features a luxurious bathroom and walk-in closet. Three additional bedrooms and two baths are in a separate wing – plenty of room for baby Hazel and any future siblings!

    This property is John and Emily’s third home. They also own a weekend home in Ojai, CA that they bought in June 2012 for $2.15 million. Nearby in Los Angeles, they have a home in West Hollywood that they bought in 2009 for $1.857 million. That house is in the heart of Hollywood and Jimmy Kimmel lives right across the street!

    Barbara Palmer of Keller Williams Beverly Hills represented the sellers and Richard Ehrlich of the Westside Estate Agency was Emily and John’s agent.

    Images via the MLS.

      Reese Witherspoon Reduces Ojai Estate By Another $1.3 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 14, 2013  |  7:48 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Reese Witherspoon

      Ojai, CA

      Most Known For

      Winning Academy Award for Best Actress for Walk the Line and starring in all Legally Blonde films

      Home Stats

      9-bedroom, 6.5 bath, 7-acre property

      Price

      $5,900,000

      Reese Witherspoon may be one of America’s most beloved actresses, but she’s not feeling the love in the real estate game. After a year on the market and numerous price reductions, she just reduced the price of her rustic-style Ojai, CA retreat by another $1.3 million, bringing the new asking price to $5.9 million.  The new price is much, much lower than the $10 million she was originally asking for the estate.

      While pregnant with her third child, the retreat made headlines when Witherspoon and this Ojai home appeared on the cover and in a full length spread in the September 2012 issue of Elle Décor. That month, it officially came on the market with a $10 million dollar price tag and a splashy feature story in The Hollywood Reporter.

      The home first made headlines in March 2011, when Witherspoon married second husband Jim Toth in front of a group of A-list guests on the grounds of the estate. Months later, rumors swirled that Witherspoon offered the Ojai home to her Water For Elephants co-star Robert Pattinson as an escape from the media during his ex-girlfriend Kristin Stewart’s affair scandal.

      While this country retreat has gotten all the media exposure one would think it would need to sell, Witherspoon is still struggling to find a buyer. After numerous price chops, Reese is now asking just $100,000 more than the $5.8 million she paid when she purchased the property from prominent interior designer Kathryn Ireland in 2008.

      Since then, Witherspoon has renovated the space, clearly adding tremendous value, but she won’t get much more than she originally paid and will likely lose money on the deal.

      Built in 1923 and hidden away in the Ojai Valley hills, the vacation retreat was originally designed by architect Wallace Neff as a barn, later turned to an actual home in the 1940’s by architect Austen Pierpoint. The Spanish architecture gives the home tons of personality and allows for a true getaway. The rustic, century-old designs comes alive with the stone-lined hallways and wood beamed ceilings. A cool and relaxing ambiance surrounds the space as natural light graces each room and views of the hills can be seen throughout. In the recent issue of Elle Decor, Witherspoon nicknamed the home “Libbey Ranch” and describes it as “meditative and restorative,” like “having a little bit of Tennessee in California.”

      With four bedrooms and three and a half baths, the 5,000 square foot main home seems minuscule on the seven-acre property, yet horse stables, three guest cottages, a carriage house and swimming pool take up the remainder of the land - perfect for a large family to relax and escape to a quiet, country vacation.

      Gregg Leach of Village Properties now has the listing.

        Robert Pattinson Seeking New Hideout as Reese Witherspoon Lists $10 Million Ojai Retreat

        Posted by Vanessa  |  September 18, 2012  |  9:06 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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        Reese Witherspoon

        Ojai, CA

        Most Known For

        Winning Academy Award for Best Actress for Walk the Line and starring in all Legally Blonde films

        Home Stats

        9-bedroom, 6.5 bath, 7-acre property

        Price

        $10,000,000

        Reese Witherspoon is letting go of her Tennessee-style Ojai, CA estate for a cool $10 million, reports The Hollywood Reporter in an exclusive interview with listing agent Billy Rose. Pregnant with her third child, Witherspoon is expanding her family, yet unloading a fabulous piece of real estate – one that’s been brilliantly marketed in recent months by the Legally Blonde star.

        The home made headlines in March of last year as it was the wedding destination for Witherspoon’s marriage to second husband Jim Toth. If you’ve been keeping up with your Twilight drama, you’ve read rumors that Witherspoon offered the Ojai home to her Water For Elephants co-star Robert Pattinson as an escape from the media during his ex-girlfriend Kristin Stewart’s affair scandal. Pattinson is now left to face Hollywood as he can no longer find future refuge in the Ojai hills. The retreat recently made headlines yet again as Witherspoon stands alongside her home on the cover and in a full length spread of this month’s issue of Elle Décor on newsstands now.

        Although we think this marvelous country retreat doesn’t need much media exposure to sell, Witherspoon may be seeking a new buyer in hopes of catching someone’s eye in the same way as it did hers. In 2008, Reese swooped the property from prominent interior designer Kathryn Ireland for $5.8 million after it was featured in House Beautiful. Since then, Witherspoon has renovated the space, clearly adding tremendous value, as she’s selling for about twice as much as she originally paid.

        Built in 1923 and hidden away in the Ojai Valley hills, the vacation retreat was originally designed by architect Wallace Neff as a barn, later turned to an actual home in the 1940’s by architect Austen Pierpoint. The Spanish architecture gives the home tons of personality and allows for a true getaway. The rustic, century-old designs comes alive with the stone-lined hallways and wood beamed ceilings. A cool and relaxing ambiance surrounds the space as natural light graces each room and views of the hills can be seen throughout. In the recent issue of Elle Decor, Witherspoon nicknamed the home “Libbey Ranch” and describes it as “meditative and restorative,” like “having a little bit of Tennessee in California.”

        With four bedrooms and three and a half bath, the 5,000 square foot main home seems minuscule on the seven-acre property, yet horse stables, three guest cottages, a carriage house and swimming pool take up the remainder of the land - perfect for a large family to relax and escape to a quiet, country vacation.

        Billy Rose of The Agency has the listing.