Just call her Busy Betty! Over the past few years, in addition to her usual acting and producing duties, Reese Witherspoon has been writing a children’s book, and managing her Draper James clothing line and popular book club. She’s also been renovating a historic home in the affluent Belle Meade neighborhood of Nashville, as seen on an episode of Netflix’s “Get Organized with The Home Edit.”
Now she’s decided to part ways with that regal Colonial-style residence — including the expertly arranged closet of apparel and memorabilia from award shows, “Legally Blonde” and “Big Little Lies” — having quietly offloaded the property in an off-market deal. Records show the buyer is veteran music producer Randy Wachtler, founder and president of 11 One/Music, who doled out just under $7.4 million for the home, nearly double what Witherspoon and her longtime husband Jim Toth paid for the place a little over four years ago, back in summer 2018.
The 46-year-old “Sweet Home Alabama” star is no novice when it comes to the real estate flipping game, both in California and Tennessee. Though she now resides primarily on her $18 million Nashville estate, she’s spent the past few years buying and selling off a Pacific Palisades mansion and Malibu farm — both for a nifty profit; most recently, she offloaded her sprawling Brentwood estate in Los Angeles for $21.5 million.
Weighing in at almost 8,400 square feet, with six bedrooms and eight baths, her most recently sold two-story house in Nashville was built way back in the 1930s and rests on a 1.23-acre parcel fronted by a circular driveway. Accented by columns and crowned with a trio of dormer windows, the white brick and green-shuttered structure boasts a veranda-topped brick porch that’s ideal for relaxing and enjoying a Mint Julep or perhaps some sweet tea.
Once inside, the extensively renovated interiors are adorned throughout with a mix of hardwood and tile floors, a fresh coat of white paint and new window treatments that allow in the natural light. A wide entry hallway displays a traditional staircase, and leads to formal living and dining rooms.
Other highlights include a family room that connects to a chicly updated gourmet kitchen outfitted with a marble-clad eat-in island and high-end stainless appliances, plus an adjacent breakfast room with its own kitchenette. There’s also an office space, and a cozy screened-in sunroom with a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace and doors spilling out to the backyard.
Upstairs, the master retreat is spotlighted by a separate fireside lounge, as well as a luxe bath equipped with dual vanities and a chandelier-topped soaking tub; and outdoors, the resort-like grounds host a large pool surrounded by a sundeck, along with plenty of spots perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining.