[one_fourth]Size: 4,287 sq ft[/one_fourth]
Renée Zellweger of “Bridget Jones” and “Jerry Maguire” fame is ready for someone to “show her the money” and purchase her $1.5 million dollar, three-story Pomfret, Connecticut estate on 38.79 acres. She purchased the home in late 2004 for $1,320,000. While it’s rural, the property is only a four-hour jaunt to midtown Manhattan, making it a great place for a week-end get-away.
The property, home exterior and interior have the look of the characters Zellweger normally plays, simple, warm and wholesome. It offers 4,287 square feet of room to amble through with a cup of coffee on a crisp Connecticut morning. There are four bedrooms in this 1770 farmhouse, with three and a half baths, just in case you feel like entertaining. Rumor has it that Zellweger did most of the updating of the grounds and home over the seven years she owned the place once called Cotton Tavern.
The kitchen keeps the 1700s look with each window containing multiple individual panes and the cabinet fronts following through with the same glass design. The kitchen island has a large pot rack suspended above it and attached to a wood-paneled ceiling, keeping with the motif.
It contains a living room, formal dining room and a family room. All the common rooms have a fireplace as do many of the bedrooms. It looks as though an upscale east coast Walton family might just have moved out, because of the warm, inviting, family-friendly atmosphere it presents. The plush décor, fireplace complete with a brick wood box and deep blue wall, make the family room a place you’d want to snuggle on a cold winter night.
If you run out of room in the house during the holidays, never fear, there’s a guest cottage and a recreation barn outside to add even more space. The landscaping is beautiful and it’s easy to imagine taking a long stroll toward the border, lined by the Quinebaug River on the east or simply lounging by the pool in the garden area.