Westport Adds Another A-Lister to the Neighborhood…
Anne Hathaway and her husband move to Westport, Connecticut!
Westport is no stranger to celebrity residents. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were lifelong residents and, more recently, A-listers including Michael Bolton, Marlo Thomas and Martha Stewart. And it’s not just the residents who were inspired by this incredible suburb—Westport was reportedly the jumping off point for countless shows, from I Love Lucy to Bewitched, now, hedge fund drama Billions and the popular comedy American Housewife.
Now, though, Westport is adding another high-profile resident to the block: Academy Award-winner Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman just closed on a home in this bucolic ‘burb. The $2.8 million 5,000-square-foot 1920s cottage-style mansion is in a very desirable spot right near Compo Beach. With five bedrooms, five bathrooms, its own ornamental English gardens, a heated pool, outdoor kitchen and open-concept living and kitchen space, the Hathaway-Shulman house is perfect for entertaining—which, reportedly, is exactly what the couple did over the Thanksgiving weekend: they were spotted buying supplies in town, and were said to have been in the home for the holidays.
And besides all of these A-list amenities? This house is PRIVATE. Not only does it boast a LONG driveway leading up to the front door, but the couple is said to have fully enclosed the property with high shrubbery to ensure added privacy.
Anne and Adam aren’t the only young stars to head to suburbia. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds call Bedford in Westchester County “home.” And, this summer, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel rented a home in Rye, New York, another Westchester hotspot. The couple was spotted at Whole Foods in nearby Port Chester and grabbing ice cream in Rye, and Jessica wasn’t shy about sharing Instagram pics of their posh suburban backyard. Just like every other city family who makes the move, these celebs are looking for more space, a different pace and a town to set down roots, especially once kids are in the mix.
No word on what’s next for Anne and Adam but, no doubt, we’ll be seeing them out and about in downtown Westport and, maybe, taking a stroll on Compo Beach...fingers crossed.
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