Reese Witherspoon Shows Off Her California Ranch in Elle Decor

Posted on August 8, 2012

Reese Witherspoon at her California ranch in Elle Decor

Actress Reese Witherspoon covers the September 2012 issue of Elle Decor. Reese shows off her historic Wallace Neff ranch in Ojai, Calif. in the feature. Reese bought the ranch five years ago. She lives there with her two girls and her husband, talent agent Jim Toth. In the Elle Decor interview, Reese talks about her California ranch and how it helps her relax.

On Buying a Historic Home: "When you buy a beautiful piece of art, you don't really own it. You're just the caretaker."

On Where Her Family Gathers in the Home: "Everyone congregates around the stone fireplace in the great room. It's cozy and warm. In the summer, it's the coolest room, because of the stone."

On How the Home Helps Her Relax: "It's meditative and restorative. As soon as I drive through the gate, I relax. The air is fresh, the phone isn't ringing, you can't access e-mail. Time slows down. Within an hour I'm lying on that couch taking a big fat nap. It's like having a little bit of Tennessee in California."

It all sounds great, but no e-mail? Reese's ranch needs an Internet connection. Elle Decor has a slideshow with photos of Reese's home here.

Photo: Elle Decor