Reese Witherspoon has been majorly on our minds lately, and not just because of her stellar performance about the hot mess yet still likable Madeline Mackenzie on Big Little Lies. Her character’s house (a resplendent beachside mansion that’s actually located in Malibu, not Monterey Bay, where the show takes place) recently went on the market, but our fave Witherspoon real estate news of the moment is that Reese just bought a $6.2 million mansion in Malibu for herself.
Tragically there aren’t any pictures of the property available yet, so let us weave you a picture. Witherspoon’s new property spans 2 acres in Malibu, a totally ritzy beach town with faux-rustic sensibilities that are wedged between the ocean and the sprawling mountains. There’s the main house, of course, a guesthouse for company, a rustic farmhouse that dates back to 1949 and somehow hasn’t been incinerated by one of the area’s frequent wildfires, an outdoor living room so you can soak up the sun and salty ocean air, and an outdoor fire pit so you can take off the chill when you’re sitting outside with friends long into the night.
The compound was previously used as a wedding and event space, and there’s even a studio space on the property for filming, though apparently, Witherspoon doesn’t plan on using the place for work, not even through her production company Hello Sunshine.
It also won’t be Witherspoon’s primary residence, which is honestly such a flex — can you imagine dropping $6.2 million on a Malibu mansion that you aren’t even going to be living in?
$6.2 million is chump change to a star like Witherspoon. Her primary residence for the past few years has been a 10,000 square foot mansion in the very swanky Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, which she and husband Jim Toth purchased in 2014 for a whopping $12.7 million. But that’s just the life she’s living as one of the most successful actresses of our time. Take that, Legally Blonde naysayers!