By peoplestaff225
Updated September 10, 2005 10:17 PM

by auditioning contributor Nisha

Oscar winner Hilary Swank and her husband of eight years, actor Chad Lowe, may finally be ready to start a family. Chad, 37, reportedly has wanted children for a while, while Hilary, 31, has been more hesitant.

But the couple recently purchased a more family friendly $3.5 million mansion in South Bellingham, Washington. They already own an apartment in New York. "She loves the fresh air and the fact that it’s really safe," a source told Star Magazine, "There’s certainly enough room for a nursery or two." The house is said to be atop a cliff and has five bedrooms, a pool and a tennis court.

Source: Star Magazine, Sept. 12, 2005, pg. 26