Posts tagged Diane Keaton
Actress Meg Ryan put her home up for sale last October for $14.2 million, but after just two months, the listing was removed. But now, Ryan has posted a for rentsign on her Bel Air beauty and, as usual with celeb homes, the price is not cheap: $40,000/month!
Ryan’s Bel Air home is a classic, Spanish-style estate, built in 1931. It offers wide-open city and ocean views and resort-like grounds also offer privacy. Fanciful touches inside include open archways, stenciled and painted wood-beamed ceilings, tiles, ironwork, rich wood floors, doors and windows, and French doors that open to loggia, dining pavilion and expansive lawn.
According to Zillow’s price history chart, Ryan purchased this home in October 2000 for $8.5 million.
The Delia Ephron movie Hanging Up, starring Meg Ryan, Diane Keaton, and Lisa Kudrow, premiered in 2000 to poor reviews, and it didn’t make much money at the box office. The sets, however, made a big impression. Ten years later, people are still talking about the house Meg Ryan’s character Eve lived in. Ryan purchased the house in 2000 for around $8.5 million. One look at the front of the house and you can see why:
Diane Keaton’s Spanish Colonial Revival-Style Mansion in Beverly Hills is on the market for about $11.9 million. The beautiful photos published in Architectural Digest of her home last year. Architect Ralph Flewelling has built it in 1927.
Keaton purchased it only 2 years ago for $8.1 million and remodeled it. Here are some of the photos from the AD article that wowed so many of us in November of 2008:
Ina Garten is known to millions of food habitants as “The Barefoot Contessa,”. She has an apartment in Manhattan featured in House Beautiful. To quote of hers from the article:
When people come to your house, you don’t ever want them to feel that you’ve been cooking for three days. You want them to feel like this is just something you whipped up and come on, we’re having a party. And decorating is like that, too. You don’t want people to feel, Oh, don’t touch that. You want them to feel, Oh, just sit anywhere and put your feet up.
Despite the bold color on the windows, the rest of the apartment remains mostly neutral.
The kitchen in her East Hampton “barn” is the one most of us recognize (featured in Veranda magazine):
Garten worked at the White House in the 70s. She bought a small, specialty food store in the Hamptons called “The Barefoot Contessa.” She told The New York Times, “My job in Washington was intellectually exciting and stimulating but it wasn’t me at all.”
The original store’s owner named it after a 1954 film starring Ava Gardner and Humphrey Bogart. Garten felt the name suited her “elegant but earthy lifestyle.”
Her first book, The Barefoot Contessa’s Cookbook, became a bestseller when it was published in 1999. Nowadays she hosts a popular show on The Food Network “The Barefoot Contessa,”. (Did you watch?)