TopTenRealEstateDeals.com’s Top 5 Picks of the Week: Featuring Renee Zellweger’s Connecticut Farmhouse

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TopTenRealEstateDeals.com offers fresh real estate news for luxury and celebrity listings across the United States. Here’s a taste of this week’s Top Ten list:

Renee Zellweger’s Connecticut Farmhouse

Actress Renee Zellweger’s 1770s farm—The Cotton Tavern—is now up for grabs for $1.6 million.

Renee Zellweger Home

The 39-acre property’s 3,400-square-foot main house has three bedrooms, seven fireplaces, a wood-paneled library, and a country kitchen. In honor of its past history, the A-lister managed to revamp the home into a modern residence while preserving much of its original detailing.Dressed with lush gardens, manicured fields, and stone walls, the rustic estate’s grounds also house a guest home, a sparkling pool, and a 2,000-square-foot barn that was transformed into a recreational building.

Philip Johnson’s Connecticut Spec House

Commissioned by the Wiley Development Co. in 1954, the Wiley Speculative House—designed by Philip Johnson, best known for conceptualizing the famed “Glass House”—is now on the market for $1.575 million.

Philip Johnson's Connecticut Spec House

Comprised of three bedrooms and three baths, the 2,225-square-foot mid-century home sits on 2.57 acres of land, with walls of glass and oversized windows overlooking rolling lawns and woods. Among the U-shaped residence’s details are hardwood floors, two fireplaces, an updated kitchen with marble countertops, and upgraded baths.

J.D. Salinger’s New Hampshire Home

The Cornish residence where Salinger resided from the 1950s to the 1980s is now for sale for $679,000.

J.D. Salinger's New Hampshire Home

Photo by Jim Mauchly/MountainGraphics.com

Tucked in a lush natural setting along a quiet road, the charming, cottage-like home sits on a secluded swath of 12 acres coated with flora, narrow paths, woodland trails, and a creek. Featuring four bedrooms and two baths, plus a family-room kitchen combination complete with a fireplace, the 2,900-square-foot home has a large living room with beamed ceilings. An apartment—the renowned author’s personal hideaway—sits atop the property’s garage, whose basement is connected to the main structure’s via a mysterious underground tunnel.

Colorado Peace Ranch Auction

This 610-acre property—nicknamed the “Peace Ranch” by its current owners, who purchased it back in 2003—is one of the most prominent equestrian compounds in the nation. Accessible only via gated Forest Service road entry, the tranquil estate—located 15 minutes from the town of Basalt and 45 minutes from Aspen—offers unparalleled privacy.

Colorado Peace Ranch Auction

Though it has no designated main house, the property boasts five individual residences, totaling 16 bedrooms. The estate’s horseback riding facilities alone—whose building also houses a “cool bar,” fitness hub, an indoor arena, and a two-bedroom apartment—cover an entire acre. A second, even larger arena has a viewing area complete with a patio and barbecue grilling station. The grounds also hold four stocked trout ponds and numerous horseback riding trails.

Originally priced at $49.5 million, the ranch will be auctioned on September 16th with a $17 million reserve.

Bruce Willis Mansion Sold

After being on the market for over a year, the “Die Hard” star’s 10,379-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills has officially landed a new owner.

Action Film Star Bruce Willis Finally Unloads His Beverly Hills Manse for $16.5 Million

Sited on an acre of land, the 1928 Spanish-style home consists of 11 bedrooms, 11 baths, a state-of-the-art screening room, a large interior courtyard, his-and-hers baths in the master suite, two staff rooms, and sweeping open spaces for entertaining.

Originally listed at $22 million, the residence suffered two price cuts, ultimately selling for $16.5 million.

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