The Best Celebrity Country Homes
Countless members of the Hollywood and entertainment elite live in New York, Los Angeles, and London. After all, that’s where all the action is. But the high life can get tiring, so some celebs escape to the countryside, where it’s quiet, paparazzi-free, and picture-perfect. From George and Amal Clooney, who settled on a fairytale home outside of London, to Jane Fonda, whose New Mexico ranch looks like something out of Legends of the Fall, here are seven celebrities who’ve gone country.
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French actress and style icon has called this 18th-century-inspired château in the Loire Valley, Château de Primard, her home for many years, before listing it last year for $5.5 million. With gorgeous grounds landscaped by a renowned architect, a caretaker’s house, and numerous outbuildings, c’est la vie en rose.
Former lifelong bachelor George Clooney and his new lawyer wife Amal Alamuddin Clooney recently purchased this stunning English manor on a private island in the River Thames. Worth more than $12 million, the 8,950-square-foot, 10-bedroom, 10-bath Georgian mansion is located about 39 miles away from London… and those eager to see Amal’s latest fashion choices.
Just a couple hours outside of New York City, this expansive 22-acre property in Bedford, New York was purchased by Bruce Willis. Located on one of the highest points in town, the $12 million shingle-style home overlooks the Croton Reservoir—a captivating sight. The main residence has five bedrooms, six baths, a climate-controlled wine cellar, mature gardens, a swimming pool, and a heated cabana.
The late, great Robin Williams lived in this venerable vineyard estate, once dubbed “the crown jewel of Napa Valley.” Listed for $26 million, the elegant five-bedroom, 10-bath, 20,000-square-foot villa features Portuguese limestone, oak-paneled rooms, a 12-seat indoor theatre, a climate-controlled wine and art cellar, and more top-notch amenities. Dream.
On approximately 2,300 deeded acres, actress Jane Fonda’s New Mexico ranch boasts a 9,585-square-foot, Spanish Colonial-style main house, a two-bedroom log house, a 2,125-square-foot guesthouse, a gym, and a 12-stall horse stable. The property runs along three-and-a-half flowing miles of the Pecos River, which is an oasis for fly fishing, horseback riding, and hiking—all activities Fonda adores. Talk about getting away from it all.
Actress Renée Zellweger scooped up this Colonial Connecticut farmhouse, which dates back to 1770. With three bedrooms and two and a half baths, the rustic chic property features seven fireplaces, wide-plank wood floors, a richly paneled library, charming stone walls, and a converted barn perfect for entertaining large groups. A great escape from the hustle of Manhattan.
Although she only lived there for a short time during her separation from Michael Douglas, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones’s former brick Colonial home in Bedford, N.Y. is quite the beauty. With six bedrooms and six baths, the $8 million estate is surrounded by greenery and has a pool and horses nearby.
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