Reese Witherspoon Is Restoring a Nashville Mansion

This post was written by Emily Heffter, a reporter and writer for Zillow Blog.

Southern belle and Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon plans to renovate a historic mansion she bought last month in her hometown of Nashville, TN.

The home was built by a prominent Nashville family, and when it came on the market last year, local automobile scion and GOP donor Lee Beaman and his wife, Kelley Beaman, wanted to save it from being torn down and replaced by a mega-mansion. So they bought it and did some basic maintenance. They painted the home’s interior, refinished the hardwood floors and ripped out the outdated kitchen and bathrooms, said listing agent Hal Rossen.