Julianne Moore's Former Home Is Unexpectedly Modest

While celebrities and movie stars often seem to live extravagant and glamorous lives, the opportunity to live simply can be just as appealing for them as it is for everyone else. For award winning actress and producer Julianne Moore, known for her role in the Oscar nominated film "Boogie Nights," as well as "Crazy, Stupid, Love," and "Still Alice" (via IMDb), the coastal property that she once called home is the perfect escape from the chaos of Hollywood and city living.

At first glance, Moore's former cottage looks battered and worn, but the little home, which was listed by Hamptons based real estate firm Saunders & Associates and featured on Out East, has more to offer than what meets the eye. Aside from the home's limited square footage and one bathroom, the recently renovated three-bedroom residence showcases the best parts of living a modest life along the coast of New York. And although it may pale in comparison to other million dollar properties in the Hamptons, the former vacation home oozes simplicity and summer fun.

All about Julianne Moore's former home

Set on roughly 3/4 of an acre, the exterior of Julianne Moore's former cottage's includes weathered cedar shingles, whimsical green trim on the windows and doors, window boxes perfect for flowers, and a screened porch off the living room (via Dirt). Surrounded by lush vegetation from a nature preserve, the property overlooks the calm waters of Fort Pond. The large private backyard is ideal for entertaining with a modern saltwater pool and a pool house with a pergola and outdoor shower. 

Inside the minimal farmhouse-style home, the main living space is complemented by a color scheme of whites, blacks, and warm tans. A variety of textured and mismatched furniture along with natural décor gives the residence a subtle bohemian flare. And although the house may seem quaint for a movie star like Moore, the vaulted ceilings and rustic wood beams make the main living space feel twice as big. 

The kitchen also includes open shelving and stainless steel appliances that give the space a modern touch, while the living room showcases breathtaking views of the water. As for the bedrooms, each room is calming and bright with white shiplap on the walls and ceilings along with large windows that bring the outdoors in. The spacious single bathroom includes timeless black and white tile flooring, a marble topped vanity, a claw foot tub, and a walk in shower (via Variety).

Julianne Moore's properties

Julianne Moore and her husband, writer and director Bart Freundlich, purchased the 1,000-square-foot cottage in Montauk for a little over a million dollars in 2007 and stayed there for eight years before listing the property in 2015. According to Page Six, Moore and her husband listed the home after the actress found a stranger sleeping on the couch in their living room. Wanting a more secure and secluded home, the couple listed the property for $3.5 million, but it was taken off the market roughly a year later. The house hit the market for a second time in late 2020 and sold for $2.9 million in February of 2021, six years after the house was initially listed. 

Along with the sale of Moore's Montauk cottage, her West Village townhouse in New York City, which had been featured in Architectural Digest in November of 2017, also sold after finalizing a $15 million deal that same year (via Dirt). Moore, who had dreamed of living in a townhome in the West Village, bought the late 1800s Greek Revival townhouse in 2003 and married her husband in the back garden. The residence underwent two major renovations while Moore and her family lived there, the first of which was led by Moore's brother-in-law, architect Oliver Freundlich, while the second renovation involved relocating the kitchen.