Did you happen to see Oprah’s interview with Elizabeth Edwards last week? It made me sad, but I won’t get into that here. What made me happy was getting such a great tour of their ranch near Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
I had been dying to get a look inside it since seeing aerial photos of it during the presidential campaign. Elizabeth says she found the 100-acre property, which is bordered by pine trees, on the Internet, and she immediately knew it was where she wanted to build their dream home. It was completed in 2006.
The house has over 28,000 square feet and includes a regulation-sized basketball court. I wish we had gotten a better look at the kitchen. It looks like it has a bit of a “Something’s Gotta Give” vibe based on this photo of Oprah with their daughter Emma Claire (similar white cabinets, black soapstone countertops, drawer pulls):
The dining room:
I liked how comfortable and unpretentious the house looks. My favorite space was the playroom:
A cheerful Homework Station for the kids:
The porch has a gorgeous view of the property:
12/10 UPDATE: I featured more photos of the house here.
Go to the Oprah Show website to see the entire slideshow of the house that includes photos of the basketball court and gift-wrapping room.
To see more “famous houses” I’ve featured, click here.