TV's highest paid actress selling stunning Hamptons farmhouse

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She might be TV's highest paid actress but that hasn't stopped Grey's Anatomy star, Ellen Pompeo, from downsizing her property portfolio.

The actress has listed the four bedroom, four bathroom converted Hamptons farmhouse she owns with her husband, music producer Chris Ivery, for US$3.75 million ($4.68 million).

Pompeo and Ivery purchased the property, located in the historic village of Sag Harbor, in 2011 for US$925,000 ($1.15 million) and soon transformed the existing farmhouse into the modern cedar strip-sided home it is today.

"I loved the history of the property," Pompeo told Architectural Digest. "There was a cabin, which was built by a woman who was a civil rights activist lawyer. She actually built it with her own two hands."

Set on 3.3 hectares, the light-filled home has been designed to balance modernity with the farmhouse's authentic charm.

"I was looking to do something modern and hip and young, and I wanted to do something you don't see out there???I wanted to do something different," she said.

"It's decorated in a way that's a fresh look compared to those Hamptons places that all look like they're owned by 60-year-old Hamptons billionaires, with the shingles and the light columns. They all put me to sleep."

The home is also equipped with an open-plan living area with a double-height ceiling, a rustically-styled screened porch, a media room and a large heated pool.

Pompeo recently made headlines for a candid interview she gave about her battle to earn fair pay on the hit TV show, where, for 13 seasons, she's played lead character Meredith Grey.

"I'm 48 now, so I've finally gotten to the place where I'm OK asking for what I deserve," she told The Hollywood Reporter in a now viral interview.

This article was originally published on Stuff.

The home is equipped with a country-style kitchen.

The home is equipped with a country-style kitchen.Photo: Brown Harris Stevens

The large cabin has four light-filled bedrooms.

The large cabin has four light-filled bedrooms.Photo: Brown Harris Stevens

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