It seems Alec Baldwin might be looking for a change of scenery.
The “30 Rock” actor, 63, has been making headlines since last October due to his involvement in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Western film “Rust.” A gun that he was holding for a scene discharged and struck and killed the mother-of-one.
On February 15, Hutchins’ family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Baldwin and the other “Rust” producers on the set, claiming that he was “reckless” in handling the weapon.
His wife, Hilaria Baldwin, has been open on Instagram about times that she and her husband have been hounded by paparazzi since the fatal shooting occurred. It seems that Baldwin might be looking to step out of the spotlight by buying a 55-acre Vermont estate for some added privacy.
Alec Baldwin Buys Historic Vermont Estate Amid ‘Rust’ Lawsuit
According to the local news outlet Bennington Banner, Baldwin has purchased a $1.75 million dollar estate in Arlington, Vermont. The property is located about three and a half hours north of New York City, where Baldwin currently lives with his wife and their six children.
According to the outlet, the home was built in the late 1700s and is described as a “classic Vermont 18th century farm [that] features 55 beautiful acres, a 3,600 [square foot] main house and a nicely renovated 1800 [square-foot] guest cottage with 2 baths.”
The property also contains “numerous outbuildings, updated horse stalls, several pastures, expansive landscaped lawn areas, pleasant views and a pond with a picturesque waterfall spillway” and “substantial renovations that have taken place in recent years.”
Faith Rhodes, a principal broker and owner of Rhodes Real Estate, said that the farmhouse was built before 1800, in 1780 or 1783. “It’s a historic farm,” she said. “East Arlington Village is historic itself.”
Alec Baldwin’s New Vermont Property Will Not Be His ‘Primary Residence’
“There are 50-something acres, and it’s just gorgeous … just gorgeous,” she added. “That part of Arlington is very old and historic. It dates back to the Green Mountain Boys. It’s a really beautiful part of the village.”
However, it doesn’t seem that the Baldwin family is going to just pack up and leave New York City.
“It’s certainly not their primary residence,” Rhodes said of their new property. “But they love the community as well. They got to know it and loved it.” As the outlet reported, Hilaria’s grandfather established roots in Arlington and was well-known by the community. He passed away on March 2, 2020, at the age of 92. After learning that his family had found a connection to the area that predated the American Resolution, they purchased a summer cottage, and later, a farmhouse, in East Arlington.
Baldwin and his family had visited the area last October to get away from the press immediately after the death of Halyna Hutchins.
Alec Baldwin Insists He ‘Didn’t Pull The Trigger’ That Led To Halyna Hutchin’s Death
On December 2, Baldwin took part in an ABC News interview with George Stephanopoulos, where he said he didn’t feel responsible for her death. Baldwin also insisted that he did not pull the trigger of the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins and also injured director Joel Souza.
During the interview, Stephanopoulos states, “It wasn’t in the script for the trigger to be pulled.”
“Well, the trigger wasn’t pulled,” Baldwin responds. “I didn’t pull the trigger.”
Stephanopoulos repeats, “So you never pulled the trigger?”
“No, no, no, no,” Baldwin says. “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them, never.”
Stephanopoulos also asks, “How did a real bullet get on that set?”
“I have no idea,” Baldwin replies. “Someone put a live bullet in a gun. A bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”
Baldwin also revealed that Halyna was someone that everyone liked and admired.
“She was someone who was loved by everyone who worked with [her], and liked by everyone who worked with [her], and admired,” Baldwin said. “I mean, even now… I find it hard to believe that [it happened]. It just doesn’t seem real to me.”
Last week, her late husband, Matthew Hutchins, told Hoda Kotb of the TODAY Show in an exclusive interview that he is still “so angry” with Baldwin for not taking responsibility for her death. He also explained the difficulty of telling their 9-year-old son Andros that his mother had passed away.