Will & Jada Pinkett Smith’s Sante Fe Style Sanctuary
Celeb homes in the spotlight are a dime a dozen now days, and while I do have a fascination with them, generally it’s the more modest and realistic properties that I’m interested in. However, the most recent exception was seeing Will & Jada Pinkett Smith’s gigantic Santa Fe Style inspired abode on the front cover of Architectural Digest. This 25,000sqft Malibu estate is really one of a kind, and I think what sparked my curiosity the most was that it wasn’t the style I had envisioned for them.
I originally imagined them living in a super contemporary modern Hollywood Hills type home. Complete opposite. Despite it’s massiveness; this property is earthy, charming, and portrays a relaxing resort-like feel. “The living room includes a 1930’s copper lantern from Downtown, columns wrapped in jute rope, a pair of ’60s Brazilian rosewood chairs (at left) from Noho Modern, custom-made lounge seating (at right) upholstered in a Rose Tarlow leather, wing chairs covered in kilims and leather, and a beige silk area rug by Hokanson.”
Yes it’s probably way larger than necessary, but they’ve obviously got the means, and if it them it’s their escape paradise away from the public eye, then good for them! I can’t even fathom the kind of attention they receive individually, and as a whole, so this private property actually seems to make sense.
“Will calls the lake gazebo his favorite spot: “Answers come to me out there,” he says.
In the article, Jada Says: “For Will and me this home was always a spiritual endeavor… We’re very earthy, organic people. We wanted to create a family retreat, something made by hand and as natural as possible, something that ties back to the land.”
“The bedroom terrace has pendant lights by Tom Dixon from Twentieth Art and Design, drum tables by Studio JRM, and cushions covered in Donghia, Holly Hunt, and Perennials fabrics.” Although I’m sure all of the decor is extremely expensive, it’s refreshing that their style isn’t flashy and ritzy.
Not only is the structure humungous, it sits on an astounding 150 acres. (An acre is 43,560 sqft. A football field, including the end zones, is 57,600sqft). It’s kind of crazy; I typed in Google “Will Smith’s home”, and there are tons of websites that pop up showing aerial views of the property, google maps, etc. It’s neat getting a feel for the size, but creepy people(crazed fans) can easily figure out where it’s at. I’m sure they have tons of security though.
I love this style and I’m anxious to see more photos and read the stats. How many bedrooms, bathrooms, family rooms and how huge is the kitchen in all of that 25,000sqft?
What do you think? Too much or just right?
Source & For the full article, Visit Architectural Digest.