Renée Zellweger Lists Humble if Pricey Home in the Hamptons

SELLER: Renée Zellweger
LOCATION: East Hampton, NY
PRICE: $4,450,000
SIZE: 2,000 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Renée Zellweger’s face was splashed all over the tabloids and gossip glossies last week because, headlines screamed with authority and importance, she looked different, pretty nearly unrecognizable according to some. Indeed, no less than The Old Grey Lady herself weighed in on the not-exactly-weighty matter and described her as “radically different appearing.” Miz Zellweger went on the defense told the people at People that all the chatter was “silly” and that any perceived differences fans (and others) might see in her face was due to “living a different, happy, more fulfilling life.” Oh, the indignities of being a famous actress in America. Anyhoodles, poodles, this week, the semi-retired seeming Oscar-winner is back in the “news,” this time in all the property gossip columns, because, as was first revealed by the assiduous kids at Curbed, she’s hoisted her home in East Hampton on the open market with a $4.45 million price tag.

Property records show Miz Zellweger, who will return to the silver screen in a thriller opposite Keanu Reeves next year after a four or five-year absence, purchased the property in April 2003 for $2.15 million. Current listing details show the humble if hardly inexpensive, cedar-shingled farmhouse, just one long and curvy block from the heart of downtown East Hampton and exactly a mile up the lane from the high fallutin’ and famously lily-white Maidstone Club, sits on .91 gated and high-hedged acres and measures in at a modest 2,000-ish square feet with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The air-conditioned and systemically updated interiors retain original details such as wide plank wood floors and at least one brick fireplace (in the living room). A narrow center hall entry divides the living room from the dining room where a rustic farmhouse table sits in snug opposition below a glimmering antique chandelier. The kitchen, with a sloping bead-board paneled ceiling that’s authentic if probably not original to the farmhouse, has a distinct industrial edge with a commercial-grade stainless steel sink fixture and other high-grade stainless steel appliances.

The property includes a detached two-car garage with loft area, flagstone-style slate walkways and trellis-shaded terraces, broad and flat lawns and, as far from the house as it can possibly be, a heated and newly installed — or, at least, freshly redone — in-ground swimming pool set against a tall wall of mature trees and shrubs.

Miz Zellweger’s property portfolio still includes a 39-acre farm property near Pomfret Center, CT, she purchased in late 2004 for $1,320,000 and has had on an off the market since at least late 2011 when it popped up for sale at $1.5 million. (It was recently re-listed for $1.6 million.) In 2011 Miz Zellweger sold a decadent cluster of contiguous but not entirely combined apartments in a grand old Upper East Side townhouse building to Leelee Sobieski and her fashion designer and real estate scion husband Adam Kimmel for a total of $7,406,000 and way back in 2003 she very briefly owned an estate in Bel Air she sold to Debra Messing for $7 million. (Miz Messing subsequently sold the place, in February 2013, for $11.4 million to a couple from New York City who — several well-informed sources wo include Peter Propertyseller and Yolanda Yakketyyak tattled to Your Mama — outbid Columbian-born sitcom superstar Sofía Vergara.

Listing photos: Douglas Elliman

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  1. lil' gay boy says:

    A little ambitious on the price, especially considering the (albeit well-concealed) occupied flag lot behind it (but in pricing, as they say, “…all the traffic will bear…“).

    But the house is well-updated, the lot generous and within walking distance of town (yes, believe it or not, some still do walk in the Hamptons — and not just off-season).

  2. Jamiekins says:

    I WISH people (tabloids) wouldn’t be so cruel about offering opinions about people’s personal choices of to lift or not to lift.. Actually I think she looks better now. Sometimes plastic surgery is wonderful. Having had some from a very good Doctor myself. I think plactic surgeons are great !
    Of coase they aren’t all good and some people don’t know when to stop…and a few have created some monsters as well… but you have to know when to stop. Sometimes it’s not the Dr. it’s the patient that just wants more and more until they look like their face is held up by plastic wrap !
    I don’t need to mention names but we all know who they are.
    Her’s seems to have gotten rid of her baby jowels that she always had that made her look like a hight school girl instead of a grown up person. I think she looks fabulous.
    She is one of my favorite of the new Hollywood sirens. And now she looks beautiful as opposed to
    a girl face she always had. She looks like a beautiful woman now. I don’t want her house in the
    Hampton’s but trust me she is going to look fabulous in all of her upcoming rolls as the Diva she no doubt is destined to be.

    Huggies Mama ! My day is never complete without you. Your my doorway to all of the entertainment world. I don’t feel complete until I have parused your copy for the day.

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