Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon has put her Spanish Colonial estate in Ojai, California on the market for $10 million. Rumor has it that this is the same remote estate that Robert Pattinson went to for some rest and relaxation to deal with the mounting paparazzi attack when he and his girlfriend, fellow Twilight star Kristen Stewart were going through their rough patch this past summer.
The home is a very secluded and out of the way one hour from all of the Los Angeles hoopla that goes along with Tinseltown. Originally built in 1923, as a stable for Edward Libbey, the glassware magnate, who is also considered as one of the modern founding fathers of Ojai. The estate is also known for being featured in the Frank Capra film Lost Horizon in 1937. The 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath main house shares the 7 acres with a barn, horse stables, 3 guest cottages and a 4 car carriage house. The main house has it’s original stonework, plank flooring and Spanish tiled details. The great room also has a double height ceiling and a large central fireplace. Witherspoon enlisted the help of her friend Kristen Buckingham, who is a designer with experience in decorating Spanish style homes, to use traditional interiors with a modern feel.
Witherspoon bought the ranch in 2008 and while keeping it authentic did add a few of her touches to the property. The home was recently featured in “House Beautiful” and “Elle Decor”. Witherspoon and her new husband, Jim Toth on the estate’s grounds in March 2011. The couple have a son, Tennessee James Toth, born September 27, 2012.
The past owners of the estate also included Harold Ramis, the “Ghostbusters” actor and director. Designer Kathy Ireland also owned the property and did a complete remodel of the property but also kept with the authentic design.
Witherspoon, who won the Academy Award for best actress for 2005’s Walk the Line, is also known for the Legally Blonde movies and Sweet Home Alabama. She was born in a small, 1930s style house in Tennessee.