5 of the Best Celebrity Homes
1. Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher
Demi Moore knows a good thing when she sees it. Not only did she fall in love and marry Ashton Kutcher, but she wanted to build a love nest that was not only home, but a home for the couple and their children. Unfortunately, the couple had more children than rooms in the home they chose.
The solution was to open up the home so the barrier between indoors and outdoors melted away. Moore provided the style and design. Kutcher provided the input on the functionality of the space and its comfort. It's definitely not your typical Los Angeles home.
The ultramodern architecture blends seamlessly with nature. Earth tones of brown and green connect the home with the outdoors, as do the floor to ceiling window and open floor plan. The interior is modern classic. Classics such as the Barcelona Table and Barcelona Bench give the home soul and complement the modern architecture flawlessly. Other furnishings include other works by the visionary masters Le Corbusier, the Eames brothers and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
2. Ellen Degeneres & Portia di Rossis
A modern ranch home? Is that even possible? Ellen Degeneres and Portia di Rossis prove it is, with their T-shaped ranch style home on Zorada Drive in Los Angeles.
The home, which was originally owned by famed commercial director David Ramser, was redone from top to bottom by the architectural firm of Marlmol-Radziner, the company that renovated Demi Moore's home. Its 4,360 square feet of space is filled with mid century furniture of fine leathers and fabrics.
True to the modernist mantra, the comfortable furnishings double as sculptures, each with its own space. In the den, a leather egg chair and stool in black leather provide plenty of contrast with the white walls.
A Mies van de Rohre lounge chair of tubular aluminum and leather sits next to the fireplace.
A Barcelona daybed in beige leather is complemented with a lighter beige. A thoughtful touch that you'll find throughout this modern ranch house where old meets new with grace and charm.
3. Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin
Aw, the sweet life in the Hamptoms. It's there that Gwyneth and Chris enjoy this 6,800 square foot, 5 bedroom, 7½ bath home. The home is classic cottage architecture with lots of modernist touches inside. In the living room, a pair of pale blue sofas anchors the room, where Gwynnie can enjoy the large needlepoint artwork of artist Ann Carrington. There are also two Warhols to adore behind one of the sofas. The palette is very deliberate throughout, combining brighter tones of lilac with more subdued shades of off-white, gray, black and start white. In the stairwell is a wonderful Tom Dixon chandelier of reflective silver orbs. The Tord Boontje chandelier in the dining room is more traditional, complementing the pink and blue shades of the walls and ceiling. The chairs are contemporary and finished in light brown leather to create a harmonic balance between the colors of wood and walls in the room.
4. Simon Fuller
For American Idol fans everywhere, Simon Fuller is a household name. No, he's not the judge, Simon Cowell, who's loved and hated by millions. Fuller is the show's creator and recognized worldwide as one of the most successful artist managers of all time, guiding the careers of Carrie Underwood, Amy Winehouse, Kelly Clarkson and Daughtry. His home reflects his sense of style and place in the world perfectly. The entire house is done up in black, white and dark brown tones that make the many colorful paintings on the walls really stand out. Contemporary furniture and classic pieces from the past century live in complete harmony; often right next to one another. The exterior of the home was designed by Mark Schomisch Design and looks like a modern museum. Given the collection of art inside, he was not far off in his approach. The entire look is one of masculine modernism with great detail and approachability.
5. Janet Charlton
If you want to know what's going on in Hollywood these days, just ask Uber Gossip Columnist Janet Charlton. She'll also be happy to give you the scoop on her swank home in Los Angeles, which was built in 1961. Even today, the home is extremely hip and forward thinking - lots of open space, a sprawling master suite with views of the pool and lots of privacy. The three bedrooms are all modern in their approach as are the main living quarters. Here, you'll find a couple of Eames loungers and a Florence two-seater in its original tweed fabric. So chic! You'll also find a lovely Jens Risom credenza. The George Nelson sofas in the living room are a real treat, as are the Eero Saarinen Tulip chairs with their orange cushions in the eating area. The divine color palette is light and airy, tying everything together perfectly!
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