Jennifer Aniston talks her dream house to Architectural Digest
Jennifer Aniston plays cover girl to March's Architectural Digest, and while all the fuss seems to be about her Brad Pitt-free bathroom, I've uncovered some interesting design aspects about her remodeled digs, and her intentions in executing them.
Writer Cynthia McFadden speaks with the actress about the roughly 2 1/2-year project, led by designer Stephen Shadley.
"I am so proud of this house," Aniston said, "and I want to celebrate the people who made it: the master craftsmen who poured so much of themselves into its creation."
The "Friends" star first came across the home in the middle of renovation, and waited seven months until the owners agreed to sell, never doubting "the house would be mine one day."
She's named the abode "Ohana," based on the Hawaiian concept of extended family. It features 14-foot doors at the entry, leading to a travertine bridge over a koi pond and a spectacular Murano glass chandelier in its main hall.
Nodding to her green side, the majority of wood in the home was cut from fallen trees, and the roof features sizable solar panels. Entertaining is Aniston's niche, however, and the revamped pad can certainly accommodate that...
...with the likes of a walnut dining table that seats 24, a game room with vintage pool table and city views, and a cozy kitchen with a pizza oven and wine room.
"I can just imagine the Rat Pack stopping by," she said, "someone is playing the piano [a fruitwood Sauter for you design nuts], and people are laughing in the next room."
And while the "His" section of her double bathroom has been converted to a spa bath with soaking tub, it's by no means a place for the lonely.
"It's like a big hug," Aniston said of the house. "People can get so distracted by the static."
Check out the full story, with photos from Peggy Sirota, when Architectural Digest hits stands nationwide next week.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photos: Above: Jennifer Aniston beams at January's Golden Globe Awards. Credit: Alerie Macon / AFP/Getty Image. Below: The actress looks cozy on the cover of Architectural Digest. Credit: Peggy Sirota
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