Where Does Ina Garten Live And How Much Are Her Homes Worth?

Ina Garten certainly appears to live a luxurious life. Garten's personal website, Barefoot Contessa, lists her as a cookbook author (12 and counting!), television personality, regular magazine contributor, and small business owner. 

The primary home where she lives (and films her television show) is located in the town of East Hampton, New York, which the Travel Channel describes as having a charming, small-town feel. In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Garten describes herself as a private person, which explains why it is so hard to find information about the size and interior of her actual home, and not just what Barefoot Contessa devotees refer to as "The Barn," which is a building that serves as her office space and the set of her television show. What we do know, based on information provided by real estate company Spokeo, is the property is a single family home that sits on a 37,026 square foot lot.

BuzzFeed writer Sandy Allen describes the main house as a shingle-style farmhouse where the show was filmed prior to construction of The Barn. Blogger Jalon Burton claims the kitchen in Garten's home is almost an exact replica of the one we see in The Barn on television, and states that it is almost impossible to find interior shots of the house after an interview published in 1994 by House Beautiful.

It's been a long time since Garten gave fans a peek into her personal life outside of what she promotes. Zillow estimates the price of the house would be worth around $4.7 million if it were put on the market today.

Ina Garten is a private person

One part of Ina Garten's Hamptons house that fans are frequently invited inside is The Barn. BuzzFeed News describes it as two large rooms, one that contains a massive kitchen with blonde wood floors, which the camera crew is instructed to protect with cozy white blankets if they need to set down any equipment. The second room is more of a living room, with a stone floor, large hearth, and countless books lining the walls. 

The Barn has French windows and white ceilings with exposed support beams. In an interview with The Cut, Garten states that she was inspired by both Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Belgian style when designing The Barn. Elle Decor gives credit for the estate's original gardens to landscape designer Edwina von Gal, who was introduced to Garten by none other than Martha Stewart. The layout is described as a square divided into four quarters — the house, the orchard, the garden, and a simple lawn. The orchard features 25 crab apple trees that bloom with fragrant, white blossoms every May. The property has additional gardens, designed by Joseph Tyree, that connects the two plots of land on Garten's estate. These newer sections contain winding paths, floral archways, and a vegetable garden.

Ina Garten enjoys city life as well

In addition to the Hamptons property, Ina Garten has two pieds-à-terre — one in Manhattan and one in Paris. Her Manhattan apartment, purchased in 2016, is described by Forbes in 2016 as worth $4.65 million. It is a two-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment that takes up 2,450-square-feet of the Philip House, a pre-war building located on the Upper East Side's Park Avenue. The apartment features 10 foot-ceilings, multiple fireplaces, and an abundance of natural light. Being the Barefoot Contessa, there is naturally a state-of-the-art kitchen (updated in 2018 with a $15,000 stove, according to Town & Country) and massive library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. The New York Post claims the property was up for sale in 2017, but no other outlets list it as sold or mention Garten moving out. 

According to blogger Jalon Burton, Garten's Paris apartment was purchased in 2000 on the top floor of a building located on the border between the 6th and 7th Arrondissements. It features painted wood floors, a large kitchen, and a terrace with beautiful city views.