If you love homes with a mid-century modern sensibility and a celebrity pedigree, you might want to take a look at this stunning house, which just hit the market in LA’s Silver Lake neighborhood. It belongs to Kristen Wiig; and though the purchase will set you back $5.125 million, the investment is well worth it for the architecture aficionados.
Designed in the 1950s by Albert P. Martin, the home (listed by Maison Real Estate) sits on over 17,000 square feet of land. It marries old and new—old, in that much of the original floorplan and retro charm has been perfectly preserved. New, in that Wiig made some fabulous luxe updates to pull the home squarely into the 21st century.
A new screening room, spacious 1,000-square-foot pool pavilion-slash-guesthouse, and state-of-the-art technology throughout are just a handful of the updates made. With tons of space, both indoors and out, the new owners of this palatial residence won’t be lacking room to decorate.
It’s a stunning home, with every room boasting a preponderance of natural materials and unexpected twists—starting with a bright red front door. We’re bookmarking it for future #doortrait inspo.
Wiig bought the home in 2014 for $1.7 million—though it’s not the only jewel in her budding real estate portfolio. Just last December, the talented comedienne and actress picked up a similar mid-century modern-styled home in Pasadena, California. It seems like we’re not the only ones with a penchant for vintage.
Ahead, some of the standout design moments we’re taking note of from the recently-listed home.
From the statement-making to more classic examples, this home is chock full of enviable tile work. A more demure black and white flooring instantly elevates the patio space, making it an inviting place to host al fresco get-togethers. Vibrant tiling takes center stage in the other bathrooms (peep the bright blue walls in the master bath!) proving that little else is truly needed, from a chromatic standpoint.
On the ceilings, on the walls, on the built-in furniture… suffice it to say, Wiig seems to be super on board with the resurgence of wood paneling. So much so that some variation of it is present in almost every part of the home. In the great room, Western Red Cedar planks make the ceiling stand out from the lighter-hued cement floor.
Between on-trend cement detailing throughout and stained glass paneling in the kitchen, this home is anything but cliché. You’re as likely to find slick laminate surfaces as you are to find tin ceilings. The beauty of this home is how non-traditional it is; there’s perfection in its dissimilarity.
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