Monday, June 13, 2011

Inside Courteney Cox's Malibu Dream Home

Courteney Cox gives Elle Decor a tour of her new Malibu home.Simon Upton

Courteney Cox gives Elle Decor a tour of her new Malibu home.Simon UptonCourteney Cox may be separated from husband David Arquette, but besides her successful acting career and 7-year-old daughter Coco, she's had a major home renovation project to get her mind off her troubled marriage this year.
The 46-year-old actress, who tells Elle Decorshe's passionate about building, remodeling, and decorating homes and actually began college course work in architecture before having a change of heart, recently purchased a mid-century house perched high above the Malibu, California, shoreline and turned it into her dream home.
In addition to the main house, the two-acre property includes guest cottages, a tennis house and court, a screening room, and a saltwater swimming pool. She bought the home in part because it was much more private than her previous abode, which was level with the public beach. "I couldn't take a walk without having my picture taken," she explains in the July/August issue. "I decided with this house to go a completely different route. I wanted it to look like a modern barn."
She started by hiring an architect and interior designer, then leading the team through "intense" three-hour-long weekly planning meetings to make sure everyone was on the same page. "I've been overseeing renovations of my homes for a long time, and I have strong opinions about what I want and why," she admits. Those opinions led to a variety of detailed decisions -- from choosing the specific shade of color for her tennis courts, to building a "hot-dog window" modeled after a food truck so that her chef can prepare snacks and drinks for her guests at the pool, to making sure the home's indoor and outdoor spaces are blurred to create a completely open feel. The outcome? A success. "This is exactly how I want to live," Cox declares.
Take a look inside Courteney's labor of love ...
In the kitchen’s sitting area, a Minotti cocktail table is surrounded by a sofa and armchairs designed by Haenisch, the floor lamp is by Christian Liaigre, and the stools are by Paul McCobb; a Massimo Vitali photograph hangs on the wall, and the rug is by the Rug Company.Simon Upton
French pendant lights from Blend Interiors hang over a table and chairs by Royal Botania in the outdoor dining area; the pergola is of steel and teak.Simon Upton
In the master bedroom, the custom-made head- and footboards are zinc, the selenite bedside tables are by Blackman Cruz, and the bedding is by Deborah Sharpe Linens; the two-tone Swag Leg chair is by George Nelson, and the rugs are from DDC.Simon Upton
Flagstone flooring in the pool room, which features a painting by Arsen Roje, chairs from Blackman Cruz, and a light fixture by Hivemindesign; the pool table and metal floor lamp are custom made.Simon Upton
The cabinetry and mirror frame in the master bath are ebonized white oak, the pendant lights are custom made, and the sink fittings are by Waterworks; the chair and ottoman are upholstered in a velvet by Rose Tarlow Melrose House, and the artwork was done by Cox’s father while he was in high school.Simon Upton

1 comment:

  1. Love this article her home is awesome! Good for Courtney she has class and taste :)