Welcome to the 366th Metamorphosis Monday!
For this week’s Met Monday, I have a celebrity home reveal that’s pretty surprising. We’re going inside the New York home of Rachael Ray. We tend to picture celebrities living in big mansions with over-the-top interiors, but the home Rachael shares with her hubby, John Cusimano, is actually very modest by celebrity standards.
Rachael and her hubby stay very busy since she shoots a 180 episodes of her popular cooking show each year. At first I thought that was the TV on the right in their living room, but I think that’s actually artwork. You’ll notice lots of colorful art on the walls throughout the home.
John, acts as the CEO and attorney for Rachael’s media company.
In addition to all that, he is the lead singer/frontman for a band called Cringe. Apparently the band is more than just a hobby since they are the opening act for Alice Cooper and The Motley Crew. You’ll find a video of them performing with Rachel in the audience on YouTube.
The most surprising part of Rachael’s New York apartment has to be the kitchen. You might expect a super fancy, large, gourmet kitchen but it’s actually very tiny. This is the kitchen…the whole kitchen! Look how small the refrigerator is! As fast as Rachael can whip up a meal, after all–she’s the Queen of the 30-minute meal, maybe this is all the space she really needs.
Here’s a better picture of the kitchen from People magazine.
What do you think is inside this box? Is that a cabinet for storing fresh spices…kind of like a humidor or something designed especially for the storage of fresh spices? Any ideas? I was wondering if that was garlic hanging along the top.
Rachael decorated their apartment in Mid-Century style with colorful Italian art on the walls. Do you see the wine storage near the window?
When the apartment next door became available, they purchased it so family and friends would have a place to stay when they visit.
This is John’s office and music studio. I love all the wonderful light pouring in, but I do wonder about privacy in apartments like this. There are shades that can be lowered when needed. Is it just an unspoken rule in New York that you don’t peer down into each other’s apartments? Or, are the windows tinted so you can’t really see in? I wonder if they worry about the crazy paparazzi trying to capture shots of them from other apartments.
I was amazed to learn that the apartment spans over six stories and has just one room on each floor! You would definitely get your exercise living here.
The outdoor spaces are really pretty and they feel very private.
Love this outdoor eating space that’s completely enclosed and private. I could definitely see entertaining friends/family there.
I love how I’m not always reading in the magazines or hearing on TV about some big drama concerning Rachael Ray. She and hubby, John, really do seem to be making it all work, despite their crazy schedules.
You’ll find many more celebrity homes to tour under the “Movie Houses” category at the top of the blog, or check them all out here: Celebrity Home Tours
To see the video where these images were found, click here: Rachael Ray’s New York Apartment
Looking forward to all the wonderful Before and Afters for this Metamorphosis Monday!
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