Guess Who Lives Here
Interiors say so much about their inhabitants, but sometimes a celebrity home shows a distinct lack of personality. See if you can match these spaces to their famous owners, or scroll to the end for the answers. I’ll start by lobbing a creampuff…
The Frans Hals portrait over the mantel is impressive, but it’s the original Andy Warhol silkscreen and lilac bouquet that are the telltale clinchers to the identity of this owner.
Here’s the home of another Old Hollywood legend but don’t bother checking the towel monogram, it’s not a clue. This Spanish-style house in Palm Springs was the hideaway of one its most debonair stars for over 20 years. If he happened to be shaving his dimpled chin in front of that pedestal sink, even this bathroom would have looked gorgeous.
Kitchens are the new living rooms, according to Windsor Smith, who designed this $10 million showhome in L.A. We’re sure the present chatelaine of the house, a multitasking actress/cookbook author/sometime-chanteuse, would agree.
The entire fourth floor of this Greenwich Village townhouse is devoted to a spectacular bath and multiple walk-in closets. It makes sense for the owners, a New York power couple with a penchant for live theatre, and in her case, fabulous shoes.
A very young ingénue on the ’80s club scene, this model-actress was a friend of Keith Haring, whose heart painting is flanked by portraits of her own pretty babies.
All this wood must make this Canuck actor feel right at home. He sold the sleek mid-century home in the Loz Feliz hills after his split with his equally gorgeous wife and has since remarried another blonde stunner.
This Santa Monica ranch is owned by another stellar couple known for being “serial renovators” who seem to tire of their homes once they have finished decorating them. Their eye for great design is netting them some big fans: Ryan Seacrest snapped up their former Hollywood digs for a reported $37 million.
The owner of this fashionable Chelsea home in London once said: “If I lived in a one-room hut, every piece of grass that made the roof would be lined up in the right way.” That kind of obsessive attention to detail has made everything this consummate tastemaker touches — whether it’s a dress, lipstick or movie — turn to gold.
He’s the creator of some of the hottest (and envelope-pushing) shows on prime time. This Spanish colonial was previously owned by Diane Keaton, and the present owner loved the furnishings so much he offered to buy the contents as well. Keaton declined, but said he could take photographs to replicate the items he really wanted, like the inverted shades over the kitchen table.
Browse our gallery of Celebrity Homes for more A-list style.
1. Liz Taylor, Architectural Digest, photography by Firooz Zahedi
2. Cary Grant, Zillow blog
3. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, Dailymail.co.uk
4. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Hooked on Houses blog
5. Brooke Shields, Architectural Digest, photography by William Waldron
6. Ryan Reynolds, Dailymail.co.uk
7. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Elle Decor, photography by William Abranowicz
8. Tom Ford, Hooked on Houses blog
9. Ryan Murphy, creator of Glee, The Hollywood Reporter, photography by Douglas Friedman