Long before Reese Witherspoon was expecting baby #3, the actress and Oscar winner purchased a seven-acre ranch in Ojai, California, entitled Libbey Ranch. But five years and almost an entire kid later, Reese has redesigned the home into quite the luxe spread. Definitely not a bad place to spend your maternity leave, I’ll tell you.
Elle Decor did a big photo spread of the mother’s picture perfect 1920s home, which comes replete with a swimming pool, a barn, a horse paddock, and guest cottages. Reese reportedly looked to friend, designer, and mother Kristen Buckingham to help mix and match the most prominent themes of the house:
Buckingham has an affinity for Hollywood homes from the 1920s and ’30s, and she transformed the long, two-story living room into two distinct spaces—an intimate sitting area by the massive fireplace and a more casual area with a games table and bar. A staircase with tile-accented risers leads to a loft den with deep-green and denim-blue seating, ikat pillows, and overlapping Turkish rugs. “It feels fresh and youthful even though it’s traditional,” says the designer.
The great room typifies Witherspoon’s style. A simple country kitchen opens onto a dining area with a long table and a mix of Swedish chairs, tufted leather benches, and his-and-hers linen wing chairs.
For an expensive pile of bricks however, Reese certainly is lax on animals. The property is apparently home to not only her husband, Tim Roth, and children, Deacon and Ava, but also a horse, a pony, donkeys, goats, chickens, pigs, and four dogs. Reese maintains that having so many pets is her way of giving her own LA-based children a little bit of her Tennessee upbringing:
“It reminds me of growing up in Tennessee, where we spent all day outside,” she says. “I wanted my children to have that experience, to get muddy and hang out with the animals.”
Plenty of mud and animals for that new baby, no doubt.
(photo: elledecor.com /Lia Toby/WENN.com)