The September 2012 issue of Elle Decor features the 1923 Wallace Neff ranch home Reese Witherspoon bought five years ago. “Libbey Ranch” is so full of history and she has lovingly made it her own with the help of designer Kristen Buckingham.
Wallace Neff was a California architect who played a huge roll in the introduction of what we now consider “California” style. This property was one of his earliest projects and was originally designed as stables for Edward Drummond Libbey (hence the name “Libbey Ranch”) and converted to a home in the 40’s by Architect Austen Pierpoint.
One of the previous owners was interior designer Kathryn Ireland. If you’re curious to see what it looked like when she owned it you can take the House Beautiful tour.
“When you buy a beautiful piece of art, you don’t really own it, you’re just the caretaker.” -Reese Witherspoon
This attitude towards architecture makes me think that Reese and I could be good friends.
The home is so inviting and unassuming. Ironically, it takes a lot of work to pull off this effortless look.
With a bedroom like this, I’m convinced this boy will grow up to be a real man.
Her daughter’s room is brilliantly pulled together. There is a lot of pattern mixing going on here and yet it remains calm, girly and sophisticated.
We’ll end our tour with the perfect California patio.
Reese Witherspoon has always seemed sweet but doesn’t her home make you like her even more?