When I saw that Reese Witherspoon listed her country retreat in Ojai, California, this week, I was stunned. I couldn’t believe she’d let this place go.
The house was featured in Elle Decor earlier this year, which may have been a sign that she was about to sell. It seems to be the thing celebrities tend to do to get interest in their properties before they go on the market, doesn’t it?
Take a look!
Reese Witherspoon’s Libbey Ranch in Ojai
The designer Reese hired was Kristen Buckingham.
Buckingham shared this behind-the-scenes “outtake” from the Elle Decor shoot with me:
According to Zillow:
“The house was originally built as a stable for Edward Libbey, the glassware magnate, who is also considered the modern founding father of Ojai. Libbey commissioned celebrity architect Wallace Neff, who put his own touch on the property.”
The ranch has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in the main house.
Libbey Ranch was the site of Reese’s wedding to Jim Toth last year:
The listing says:
Designed by the much-acclaimed Pasadena architect Wallace Neff for Ojai founding father Edward Drummond Libbey, this property exudes the charm of a rustic Mediterranean farm house reminiscent of what one would see in the French or Spanish country sides.
This notable and truly authentic classic ranch built in 1923, has been painstakingly brought back to its original splendor with its century old fixtures, hardware and original stonework while introducing beautiful and time sensitive modern day amenities for today’s living.
The four bedroom, three and a half bath main house has an architecturally significant living room with heavy timber beams, fireplace, numerous French doors and upstairs mezzanine with original Talavera tile staircase.
The great room/country kitchen that adjoins the family and dining room is made complete with an impressive, inviting stone fireplace. The outdoor courtyards, verandas and terraces surrounding the house are perfect for entertaining.
Other amenities to this very private and gated 7+ acre property are three guest cottages, carriage house, swimming pool and spa, horse stables and barn, blacksmith’s shop, four-car garage, many acres of pasture, organic gardens and peace and tranquility.
Check the listing for photos and information about 915 Del Norte Road in Ojai.
Elle Decor photos by William Waldron, styled by Anita Sarsidi.