celebrity homes

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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celebrity homes: will ferrell + john legend

Ahh so glad it’s Friday. I’m beyond ready for the weekend.  I was on AD’s website earlier and saw these two beautiful homes.  The first crib is home to the very talented musical star John Legend.  The 2nd belongs to one of my favorite actors & comedians, Will Ferrell.

John Legend’s Los Angeles Home

Tucked in the Hollywood Hills, this 60’s home’s style is “chic and tailored but also earthy and casual” according to the singer/songwriter, who shares the home with his fiance.

John Legend's living room

The contrast of light and dark, mixed use of materials, and organic shapes are what makes the space so special.

john legend's home

I adore those two chairs! How fun!

John Legend's kitchen

Streamlined and very modern kitchen.

John Legend's bedroom

Notice the wall covering? It’s seagrass.

john legend terrace

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Will Ferrell’s New York Loft

Located downtown NYC, this space was transformed from a dark and crumbling Victorian-era printing factory to a bright and airy residence to Will, his wife, and 3 kids.  It’s an unexpectedly upscale and sophisticated home for such a funny guy.

will ferrell living room 2

Classic white, black and grey.

will farrell loft living room

will ferrells kitchen

Artsy and minimalistic.

will ferrells bedroom

I must say, I love the bedrooms!

will ferrells guest bedroom

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So which celeb has the better designed home, Will or John??  What would you rather have: a city loft or the mansion in the hills?

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(Source: Architectural Digest. All photos link back to their original source)