California style

california dreamin’: patrick dempsey’s malibu home

Let’s go back to 2005.  Grey’s Anatomy was one of the hottest new shows on TV, and millions tuned in each week for their dose of drama in the OR.  And of course, everyone remembers Patrick Dempsey, who played Dr. Derek Shepherd (aka McDreamy).   Although many have left their obsession with Dempsey in the past, there is definitely a lot to crush over in his simple yet enchanting Malibu home.

Tin House - Originally Designed by Frank Gehry - Architectural Digest

Featured in Architectural Digest, this is one of architect Frank Gehry’s earliest homes.  A studio combined with a private residence, this dwelling was originally designed for an artist, long before Gehry was recognized in the architectural world.  Its structure boasts the bones of the 1960’s with an updated and renovated interior.

Patrick Demsey's Entry

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Patrick Dempsey's Living Room - Architectural Digest

I’m loving all the natural elements.  It just feels so comfy and inviting.  And the fireplace log storage as a focal point = genius.

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Dempsey Kitchen - Architectural Digest

This is the essence of the California, laid back style.  It just doesn’t really get much better than this.

Dempsey Studio - Architectural Digest

The lower ceiling height gives this room a cozy, intimate feel.

Dempsey Pool Area - Architectural Digest

Dempsey Family - Architectural Digest

Dempsey Garden - Architectural DigestA lot changes on TV over 9 years.  Plot lines come and go, but architecture can surpass decades and generations.  Great design and iconic places are timeless.  And although I’m over Grey’s, this home makes me want to book a flight back to LA.  Right. Now.

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(photo credit: Architectural Digest.  All photos link back to their source)

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70’s Malibu inspired home

It seems like lately I’m drawn to all these California-esque homes.  First Holiday in the Hills and now this!

I picked up the Oct/Nov issue of Urban Home Magazine and this project was featured on the cover.  Designed by local San Antonio firm, Baxter Design Group,  this home is a refreshing breeze of So-Cal eclectic style with organic touches.  It has a laid back, retro feel mingled with just the right amount of modern.  I had the chance to view this home back in May – it was part of the San Antonio Parade of Homes, featuring custom home builders Mattern & FitzGerald.

Exterior

In the article, builder Kevin FitzGerald describes how the client “wanted a house with soul and natural materials that were understated, yet elegant. We chose to design and build a home that would be low on ‘stuff’ and rich on texture.”

living room  dining room

kitchen

The planning period for this home took 5 months of getting to know the client’s hopes, dreams, and desires.  It paid off – the end result is gorgeous!

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lounge

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front of home

You dig?! View the whole article here.

(Photo Credits:  Houzz & Urban Home Magazine)