Do you ever wonder what it’s like living in a celebrity’s world? We can’t tell you what it’s like to be them, but we can tell you where they live. We’ve rounded up the top 5 celebrity homes you must see. Take a peek inside these breathtaking homes!
“… I promised myself I would give my girls the kind of richly textured urban childhood that comes with sinking roots into a real New York neighborhood. I wanted to create for them, and us, an experience of home with a layered and resonant personal history,” said Brooke Shields of her New York City home. This now stunning home began as a brick townhouse originally built in 1910 that needed a complete gut. The home was reconfigured by design/build firm MADE. The firm is no newcomer when it comes to reviving historic buildings. “We loved the way they integrated tradition with modernism and warmth of character in an interior with discipline of form,” said Shields of the design firm. The end result of the home is a spectacular setting you won’t want to miss.
A 1960s ranch with indoor-outdoor living was the ideal home for Sir Elton John and his partner, film producer David Furnish. “I remember walking to the front door and saying, ‘It’s perfect,’” said Furnish of their Los Angeles home. The couple brought in longtime friend Martyn Lawrence Bullard to decorate the space, keeping in mind that John and Furnish wanted the space to be kid-friendly for their family. White lacquer for the walls, leather and outdoor fabrics, neon paintings, and glass artwork on display. The home is both spectacular and practical for their daily life.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen wanted their New York City apartment to be a place of solitude. They wanted a home that was cozy, but also a home that had a flare. They chose Don Stewart of the Los Angeles-based design firm Desiderata Design to design the space and architect Winka Dubbeldam of the New York architecture firm Archi-Techtonics to make changes to the apartment’s layout. Stewart says of the couple’s vision, “John and Chrissy wanted to preserve some of the old-school industrial look, but they didn’t want to feel like they were living in a period piece.” A bedroom wall of reclaimed pine, metallic and brass touches and Anna Karlin barstools were perfect accents to this interesting home. “We tend to look for the opposite of what most people want,” said Legend of the home. See that mood mirrored in their home pictures…
“Most people want homes on the beach, but you can find beautiful beaches all over the world. The Quadrado is what makes this so singularly compelling. I had to be there,” said Anderson Cooper of his first visit to Trancoso, Brazil. Designer and local real estate professional Wilbert Das, the co-owner of Uxua helped Cooper and his partner, Benjamin Maisani, dreams’ come true. Their home is a set of four pavilions a colonial cottage, two bungalows, and a two-story tree house. The décor is raw, original, vintage, and knotted with the authentic traditions of Trancoso. “We weren’t obliged to build in a purely historical style, but we felt it was important to create something attuned to the local culture,” said Das of their picturesque home.
You get a new home, and you get a new home! While Oprah owns and has owned many stunning properties, one of her newest investments is truly spectacular. The 7,000 square-foot main house includes exposed-beam ceilings, a quintessential staircase and bookshelves throughout. This luxury estate is located on Orcas Island, one of the largest of the San Juan Islands. The property was built in 2007, and a Windermere Real Estate spokesperson explained, “Oprah purchased the home as an investment property, but does not currently have intentions of living there.” The home has a very warm, charming cabin-feel that appeals to both vacationers and those looking for a permanent home.
Historic brick, glass artwork, brass accents, antique furniture, and staircases are all features you can find in celebrities’ homes. Are the homes what you expected? We loved learning about different celebrities’ design preferences and what process they took to build or purchase their homes. All of their properties are both desirable and inspirational! Will you incorporate any of their features in your home? How were you inspired? Let us know by leaving a comment!
Summer is in full swing! We’ve been enjoying this beautiful weather outside by attending the Yoga by the Falls event at Triangle Park in Chagrin Falls. This is a free event where you can come, relax and practice a vinyasa-style yoga. All levels are encouraged to join! Come and listen to the birds chirping and people softly chattering in the morning hours. The classes are a great way to unwind and start your Saturday off right in nature!
Yoga by the Falls will be held between 9:00 – 10:00 am this Saturday, July 28th. Remember to join us Saturday, August 11th, and Saturday, August 25th as well! In case of inclement weather, the classes will be held at Chagrin Falls Township Hall. We hope to see you there!
Last month we held a Pet Portrait Photo Session Giveaway with our in-house photographer, Cara. We asked the people of the greater Cleveland area what their favorite thing to do in Cleveland was on our Instagram page (psst…go follow us!). We asked them to leave a comment in order to be entered into the giveaway and we had some great responses. People commented that getting ice cream at Mitchell’s and visiting Edgewater Beach were some of their favorite things to do. Our winner ended up being one of our past clients with the most handsome gray-faced boxer named Benny.
On a beautiful Saturday, Benny and his parents Brian and Danette met Cara at Squire’s Castle in Willoughby Hills. They spent time letting Benny run around and also got some precious family photos together! We think Benny is the cutest and that the photos turned out so well.