'La La Land' and 'Cruella' star, Emma Stone, recently sold her mid-century abode that is nested in the Malibu hills in Los Angeles, USA for a cool AUD $6.4 million dollars. The home is surprisingly modest (well except for the view) but her understated style makes it all the more relatable for us mere mortals.
Let’s take a look at her mid-century beach style…
The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home was built in the mid-century in 1958. Emma purchased it fully renovated in 2018. It has jaw dropping ocean views and it sits on a huge allotment of over 3 acres of coastal land.
I’m a big fan of a beautifully coloured front door. It adds a bit of personality and interest, particularly when contrasted with predominantly white interiors. If you follow my blog posts, you may remember that Katy Perry had a similarly charming coloured front door.
Thanks to its cliffside perch, with virtually nothing but native plants and the Pacific Ocean in sight, the house is flooded with light. The living room is the focus of the home, with its breath-taking views and cool mid-century style. Anchoring the living area is a painted-brick fireplace, perfect for those, admittedly rare, Malibu chilly evenings.
Meals can be easily prepared and enjoyed with delight in the kitchen and its sky lit breakfast area, equipped with stainless-steel appliances, a farm sink, a dining counter built for two, and artful glass-front cabinetry. The iconic Louis Poulsen Pendant light is a lovely and apt feature above the round breakfast table.
Mid-century homes are known for their ability to bring the outside in, with large windows and natural light. The master bedroom is a great example of this with its beautiful native garden and stunning views.
Furthermore, classic mid-century fittings are evident in the exquisite timber panelled robe.
The bathrooms are outfitted with stylish tilework, fixtures, and shelving. The vanity in the ensuite is a throwback to the front door, both painted similar shades of blue.
The family bathroom offers a deep tab and rain shower. Although let’s hope the neighbours don’t use the glass panelled back door when popping over. It could get awkward!
The house was on the market for less than a month before it sold in June, reportedly for US$200,00 above its asking price.
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Images: Sotheby's International Realty