Orlando Bloom’s Sunken Living Room Is Giving Us Major ’70s Vibes
The groovy space is now available to rent.
Updated Jan 19, 2023 11:37 AM
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Orlando Bloom has reached a low point but in the best way possible. The Pirates of the Caribbean star’s Beverly Hills home, which he initially listed with the intention to sell back in 2019 and just reintroduced to the market as a rental for a cool $35,000 per month, features one of our favorite throwback living room trends: a sunken sofa.
The house was built in the 1950s, and its previous owner, Mexican architect Miguel Angel Aragones, gave the ranch-style abode a minimalist-modern makeover before Bloom purchased the residence in 2017. Despite its sleek facelift, the seating arrangement that now defines the home’s main living space pays homage to its storied roots. Call it what you want—a glorified sinkhole or conversation pit—but the retro layout is the grooviest thing we’ve seen all week.
Tenants won’t have to worry about the sunken cushions and coffee table going anywhere: The house comes fully furnished. If this sinkable nook is your cup of tea, you’ll be happy to learn it isn’t the only low-profile moment in Bloom’s four-bedroom home. Two of the rooms come with low-sitting built-in beds with desks. And during the day, renters can take a dip in the luxurious zero-edge swimming pool, located steps away from the couch.
Have the room to dig out a conversation pit in your own home? We suggest lying low underneath a stained-glass skylight. Designer Kevin Klein recently installed one over a longtime client’s sunken lounge to reflect “hippie-dippie” color onto the down-filled cushions covered in sustainably sourced fur.
This story was originally published in March 2019. It has since been updated.