Oscar-winning actress, producer and media mogul Reese Witherspoon officially listed her Brentwood estate in LA, tentatively popping it on the market with a $34 million (US$25m) price tag.
Thanks to the sizzling market and a bunch of modern updates Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth made to the residence, the pair have added a hefty $12 million (US$9m) to the original $22 million (US$16m) they paid just two years ago.
It seems Witherspoon is testing the market, with the listing only providing a small handful of photos. It notes that additional photos, including the property website, are available upon request to “qualified buyers”.
Located in the wild of Brentwood’s Mandeville Canyon, the Country English Traditional mansion sits behind big gates, ancient trees and a long, winding driveway. The entire place is completely private to the public and feels a world away.
While Witherspoon and Toth left the overall style of the home much the same, there have been some pricey contemporary upgrades, including custom-designed finishes and woodwork, that enhance its character appeal to modern buyers.
Think a fresh white exterior; steel and brass handrails and updated timber on the grand staircase in the two-storey black and white marble and limestone foyer; new white oak hardwood floors; and a fitness room with sauna.
The kitchen, complete with butler’s pantry and breakfast room, has been re-done, ditto the now-blue hued library.
The new owners will also enjoy use of a separate upstairs “owner’s wing” with lavish dual bathrooms and dual boutique walk-in closets, plus an additional office or nursery.
Set on just over 3 verdant acres, the seven-bedroom 10-bathroom charmer includes 10 French doors opening to a rolling front lawn and a sweeping back lawn with breathtaking canyon views and gardens.
This article first appeared on OverSixty.