Reese Witherspoon Covers ELLE Decor September 2012 » Gossip - Opening up the doors of her breathtaking Ojai estate, Reese Witherspoon finds her home featured in the September 2012 issue of ELLE Decor.
The "Water For Elephants" actress - who was spotted shopping it up at the Brentwood Country Mart yesterday (July 26) - spoke to the publication about spending weekends at the 1923 Libbey Ranch estate with daughter Ava, 12, and son Deacon, 8.
As for why she's so fond of the abode - which boasts a barn, horse paddock, swimming pool and guest cottages - Miss Witherspoon said that it reminds her of her childhood growing up in the country.
She explained, "It reminds me of growing up in Tennessee, where we spent all day outside. I wanted my children to have that experience, to get muddy and hang out with the animals."
Continuing to praise the living place, Reese said, "It is meditative and restorative. As soon as I drive through the gate, I relax. The air is fresh, the phone isn't ringing, you can't access e-mail. Time slows down. Within an hour I'm lying on that couch taking a big fat nap. It's like having a little bit of Tennessee in California."
For more on Witherspoon's Ojai estate, be sure to check out the new installment of ELLE Decor when it hits newsstands on August 7th!