Looks like it’s a good real estate idea to forgo Hollywood and head for the hills — the hills of upstate New York, that is.

Just look at the size of the spread actress Blake Lively and her beau Ryan Reynolds are cozying up in these days (photo above).

Smitten as they appear with each other, no doubt Lively and Reynolds have equally passionate feelings about the 4,700-square-foot country house they just purchased for $2.35 million. The 3-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom house opens to a stone terrace that overlooks the Cross River Reservoir.

It’s even better than a Hollywood movie set, and at a fraction of the cost, given that the property includes 1.75 acres in the exclusive Pound Ridge real estate market. The Westchester County community is about 90 minutes from the bright lights and pricey condos of Manhattan, and about 2,700 miles away from Los Angeles, but the couple had been combing the area for exactly this kind of deep suburban getaway.

But lest anyone think that canoodling and cohabitation means that the couple purchased the home together, The Real Estalker reports that Reynolds alone (via a trust) is the owner.

… all circumstantial signs point to having been purchased in January 2012 not by Miss Lively $2,350,000 but by Mister Reynolds who, according to a cross-referencing of property records, used the exact same trust name he used to buy his house in Los Angeles.

In due time, the couple’s coming and goings from this tranquil suburban mini manor will more firmly develop the plot of this real estate purchase and their country life together. In the meantime, this Hollywood A-list couple has made a decidedly non-Hollywood real estate move.

About the Author

Laura Vecsey is a former sports columnist, news reporter and politics writer and has worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Baltimore Sun, Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union and Harrisburg Patriot-News. She was also a regional editor with She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College.

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