I’ve been sharing a lot of holiday related posts lately so I thought it might be fun to take a home tour that’s not holiday related today, although that red door has me thinking of Christmas. I see cedar garland draped around the door, red ribbons hanging from the lanterns. Okay, I’ll stop…this is supposed to be a non-holiday post. Hard to pull my brain out of that mode right now.
This home actually once belonged to a celebrity, Howie Mandell, and it just sold for 7.75 million! Wowza! It’s located in Malibu, CA and was designed to resemble a Nantucket estate, per an article I read at Zillow dot com. I’ll link to that article at the end of this post so you can see even more of this beautiful home.
The picture above the mantel made me think of the one above the mantel in the movie, Something’s Gotta Give.
Doesn’t that look like the same woman, except the bathing suit is slightly different. Wonder if they are by the same artist? (Tour the house in Something’s Gotta Give here: Something’s Gotta Give Movie House Tour)
I really liked the kitchen with a mix of different countertops. Marble is definitely one of my faves for a kitchen counter. What do you think the other counter is…zinc? Stained concrete? I love when a kitchen has both wood and marble counters, that’s my favorite combination.
Another view of the kitchen shows it has a subway tile backsplash.
Love all the built-in cabinetry in the dining room! Check out the coffered ceiling! Gorgeous!
The floors in this home are “hand-scrapped.” I’m not exactly sure what that process is but they do look more rugged/textured than most hardwood flooring that I’ve seen.
A very traditional bedroom with a beadboard and beam ceiling.
Look at the view out those French doors! I wonder if those doors all bi-fold back to open up the whole wall. Wouldn’t that be perfect for this space! I just saw a home like that the other day on HGTV and it was amazing how it opens up the whole space.
This is what’s outside those doors! So, while we’re warming your toes by the fire today, let’s dream of this because that day is coming again, too.
All the pics in this post were found at Zillow dot com where you can learn more and see additional photos of this home.