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March 2012

Architectural Digest

Remember that electrifying moment in television history when Dr. Kimberly Shaw ripped off her wig? Or how about the time Emily Valentine spiked Brandon's drink at the rave? Perhaps the names...

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Winter 2011

LUXE Los Angeles

"This house evokes the glamour of old Hollywood," says David Bohnett of the Beverly Hills residence he shares with his partner, Tom Gregory. But, when the couple purchased the 1930s Paul Williams-style structure...

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September 2011

Architectural Digest

Among the handful of architects working today who could be called purists, few names are more venerated than that of John Pawson. The minimalist spaces he designs...

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September 2011

Architectural Digest

Many hands have left their mark on the home of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Hundreds of master woodworkers, plasterers, metalsmiths, stonemasons...

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June 2009

Builder/Architect

When they established Fort Hill Construction in 1971, the company's founding partners - George Peper, Randy Foote, Joey Goldfarb, Mark Spector and Jim Kweskin - envisioned a small firm whose...

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June 2008

Interior Design

Rios Clementi Hale Studios doesn't typically do pretty. But the firm made a special exception for the Los Angeles headquartered shared by Baroda Ventures, a tech-savvy...

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March 2008

Architectural Digest

Michael Smith set out to return the Los Angeles house of director and producer Joe Roth and his wife, Irene, "to its most glamorous era," he says. Begun in 1929, it was designed by legendary...

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May 2005

a+u

The house has evolved in response to the tensions of its site. The Pacific Coast Highway carries streams of commuters and leisure traffic with attendant noise and bustle...

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July 2004

InStyle

Sure, living with John Stamos was pretty cool. But former Full House star Lori Loughlin has a much sweeter gig in real life: a new TV show with plenty of buzz, a beautiful family...

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February 2004

California Homes

In 1982, Betty and Alfredo Umansky left Mexico City for California to provide their four children with a better way of life Being children of immigrants themselves...

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July 2003

Interior Design

Different clients, different priorities. One childless New York bachelor may insist on decorating his park avenue spare bedroo as a nursery, while a Los Angeles trophy wife takes...

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June 2003

California Homes

With its Mediterranean charm and high-tech interior, this beautiful beachside mansion in Southern California is carefully planned in every detail for family time, fun and relaxation....

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November 2002

InStyle

Ray Romano and his wife, Anna, are standing on the second-floor balcony of their new Mediterranean-style home, looking down over their front lawn. "For three months I've had to live in this house without...

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October 2002

Elle Decor

For Cindy Crawford, driving through the gates of her Brentwood, California, home toward a grove of olive trees in the property's entry courtyard is better than sinking into a bubble bath...

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August 2002

W

Will the real Lynn Forester de Rothschild please stand up? A pretty blonde with flawless skin who looks younger than her 48 years, she radiates a bubbly charm that might make you...

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July 2002

Architectural Digest

Before beginning one of his best-selling novels, Michael Crichton usually spends months in preparation - reading, interviewing and traveling to the spots where his action takes place...

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May/June 2002

Decorating

Growing up in a house filled with tufted upholstery and floral prints, Linda Otto learned that kind of decor didn't suit her. "I didn't know what my own taste was, but I knew that wasn't it," she says...

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October 2001

W

Brad Pitt is kicking back on the deck of his Hollywood Hills house, smoking a cigarette and recalling, in a devilish tone, a recent experience that was "just about as much fun as I've ever had," one that left him...

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September 2001

See-Through Houses

California has an inventive tradition of private house design, forged by an equable climate, enlightened patrons, and architects eager to experiment. The Case Study House Program of the postwar era...

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April 2001

Homestyle

All the right moves: The lyrical spirit of Betty and Alfredo Umansky's home in Beverly Hills soars in the curvilinear wall that leads to the glass door of the master bedroom...

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October 2000

Architectural Digest

The oceanfront in Malibu, California, is among the most enticing, yet frustrating, places in the world to build a large house. The Pacific spreads out before you in all its glory, but many of the choicest..

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June/July 2000

Elle Decor

The pony-skin club chairs, electric guitars, and vintage BMW R69S motorcycle parked in the otherwise sedate, pine-paneled study say it all. Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli and his wife...

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2000

Trends

A beach front location sounds unbeatable, but it often carries a number of building limitations, from the shape and geology of the site, to harsh weather conditions. To achieve the best...

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October 1999

Architectural Digest

Over the years she often explored the hidden cul-de-sac twisting down a hill between thick walls of ivy and creeping fig. One house fascinated her, although all she could see was a white chimney...

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June 1999

New York Times

What is an architect to do when the husband is the a modernist and the wife a traditionalist? Stephen Kanner of Kanner Architects in Los Angeles wed the two for Catherine and Peter Dussmann...

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February 1997

Architectural Digest

Wallace Neff, an erudite eclectic who created some of southern California's most beguiling houses in two decades before and after the Second World War, was a master of period style...

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October 1994

West

While visiting Pancho Villa's Mexican home in the late '80s, Rita Moreno had no idea she'd come home with ideas for remodeling her Pacific Palisades kitchen. "It had a floor I was crazy about," says...

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May 1994

Architectural Digest

"A lot of my generation think it's politically incorrect to like beautiful things," says actress Winona Ryder, who, with her dark eyes and china-doll complexion, is a thing of beauty herself...

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April 1994

Architectural Digest

Steven Spielberg, the boy wonder who always a big kid at heart, has grown up - at work and in life. After years of being typecast as a "commercial" director, the master of the block-buster...

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November 1991

Architectural Digest

"What I wanted most was just to love my environment," says Madonna of her apartment in an unassuming brick building on Manhattan's Upper West Side. As conceived and executed...

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October 1987

Architectural Digest

As Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager divide the territory when they compose songs-he writes the melody, she the lyrics- so they divide their tasks in daily life. It was her job three years ago...