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While many celebrities head to Malibu for vacation homes and away from the bright lights of Hollywood, others flee to more rural areas for respite.

Renee Zellweger chose Connecticut for a vacation spot, picking up a pastoral estate in November 2004 for $1.32 million.

The blonde starlet recently listed the home for sale on the Pomfret Center real estate market for $1.5 million. According to Real Estalker, Zellweger’s Connecticut home isn’t the only Northeast estate she owns. She also has a place in the New York beach getaway, the Hamptons, which she purchased in 2003.

Although an A-List actress with more than a handful of acting awards under her belt, as well as a slew of roles in critically-acclaimed movies like “Jerry Maguire,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Chicago” and “Cold Mountain,” Zellweger is a private and low-profile celebrity.

Her desire for privacy is reflected in 39-acre estate in rural northeast Connecticut. Although the place is only 3.5 hours from New York city, the property also has a helicopter landing area for those who prefer a more discreet way of travel.

The sprawling farmhouse was extensively updated by Zellweger in the seven years she owned the property, although the work was done in such a way to maintain the charm of the 1770’s-era home.

Zellweger’s home features 4,287 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 4 fireplaces and dark wood-beamed ceilings and hardwood floors. The grounds have also been extensively landscaped, with varying levels of terraces, gardens and stone walls. Included on the property are a guest house with its own kitchenette, as well as an antique barn and entertainment pavilion.

The listing is held by Jonathan Radford of Coldwell Banker.

According to Zillow’s mortgage calculator, a monthly payment on Zellweger’s home would be $5,579, assuming a 20 percent down payment on a 30-year-mortgage.

About the Author

Erika Riggs, the Zillow Digs manager, covers home design and trends.

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