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Celebrity Real Estate: Reese Witherspoon, John Denver, J.D. Salinger

By Laura Vecsey

Tennessee Calls Reese Witherspoon Home

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has a new project: Renovating a historic mansion she bought last month in her hometown of Nashville, Tenn.

The stately white home sits at the end of a long driveway on a 6.5-acre flat lot in the upscale Oak Hill area. Witherspoon paid $1.95 million for the 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath property.

The 3,855-square-foot abode has an elegant staircase, three fireplaces and a paneled library, but needs major renovations. The nice part? Witherspoon will be near her parent’s home when she undertakes the project.

Witherspoon put her Los Angeles-area estate on the market earlier this year for $10.5 million, according to Variety.

Rocky Mountain High Retreat For Sale

The man whose ode to Colorado made a huge splash in the airwaves back in the 1970s continues to be a legend in the Rocky Mountain state. Now John Denver’s Aspen estate is for sale for $10.75 million.

The blond-haired singer, who sported wire-rimmed granny glasses, released his song “Take Me Home, Country Roads” in 1971. He built a unique estate the next year. He entertained there and attracted so many fans that his neighbors asked him to build a gatehouse to keep down the commotion.

The estate was sold to its new owners after Denver’s death in 1997, and while they have made some adjustments, the home still maintains the timeless and peaceful features that made it his Rocky Mountain oasis. There are four indoor fireplaces, an outdoor fireplace and decks looking over magnificent Rocky Mountain views. The singer had a recording studio in the guesthouse on the property.

Secluded Literary Masterpiece For Sale

J.D. Salinger was one of the most notoriously reclusive writers in America. Now, four years after his death, the writer’s former New Hampshire home is for sale.

Situated on 12 acres at 342 Lang Road in Cornish, the home of the “The Cather in the Rye” author is 2,900 square feet and listed for $679,000. There are 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a separate apartment over the garage. There are gardens and many private trails.

Salinger moved to Cornish in 1953 and eventually died in the town, though not at this address.

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