Glenn Close’s Bedford , New York estate, called Beanfield, has been the seven-time Oscar nominee’s home for nearly 30 years. But Close is now ready to move on from the property and has listed the home for $3.6 million with Ginnel Real Estate.
Located just north of New York City, Beanfield comprises several structures scattered across 10 grassy green acres. The main residence is a 109-year-old farmhouse , and there’s also a barn turned office, a two-story guest cottage, and a children’s playhouse with a loft. The main house spans 5,773 square feet and includes four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms spread out over two floors, with a mixture of old and new aesthetics and materials, giving the home both Old World charm and modern functionality. A spacious front porch welcomes guests; inside, a front entrance hall with hand-painted floors sets the tone for the vibrant decor of the home.
In the library, deep red-orange built-in shelving lines the walls. Through a set of double doors is the formal dining room, which continues the colorful motif with a warm color scheme reportedly inspired by the dining room at Lilla Hyttnäs, the home of Swedish artist Carl Larsson.
Elsewhere on the first floor is the family room and the sleek, modernized kitchen, which boasts upgraded appliances including two ovens, six burners, a griddle, a SubZero fridge, a compactor, and a Miele dishwasher, all surrounding a stainless-steel large center island. The kitchen also features a custom tin ceiling.
Upstairs, the master suite is painted a gentle green, with a window seat overlooking the grounds on one side and an impressive wall of built-ins on the other. A walk-in closet, an adjoining office (known as the Boat Room) featuring a wet bar and fridge, a sunporch, and a cavernous master bath with a whirlpool tub round out the master suite’s offerings. The main house is connected to a motor court, a covered patio, a swimming pool, and a spa.
The property clearly holds many special memories for Close. In 2018, her daughter, Annie Starke, was married at the home in a “bohemian BBQ”–themed ceremony, she told Brides. "Beanfield has been incredibly special to both of us, my parents, and our many family friends throughout the years," said Starke. "It's a communal home base for our beloved masses, so to speak, and we couldn't imagine our wedding taking place anywhere else. The 'profoundness' of Beanfield, meaning its communal importance and staggering natural beauty, served as the central inspiration.”
Close paid homage to the property when it came time to name her beloved (and popular—he has quite a large Instagram following) pooch, christening him Sir Pippen of Beanfield, or Pip for short.
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