09:27 AM EDT 10/30/2013
Originally posted 10/21/2013 12:30PM
Calling all house-hunting movie buffs: If you recognize the source of this line – "The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize" – and appreciate Southern architecture, get your bids ready.
The historic Louisiana residence where the all-star 1989 movie Steel Magnolias was filmed is being placed on the auction block Oct. 26, along with all the antiques and furnishings inside it.
Built in 1840, the movie stomping ground of Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah and Julia Roberts in the town of Natchitoches was used as a hospital during the Civil War and recently operated as a bed-and-breakfast. Like the women in the movie, it epitomizes Southern character – genteel on the outside but strong of foundation.
Originally posted 10/05/2013 09:25AM
Kathy Griffin is quick to fess up: She has no clue how to decorate a home.
"I have an eye for when it's done well, but I can't do it myself," admits the Emmy-winning comedian. "It's like nobody loves a great pizza more than I do, but I couldn't make one if my life depended on it."
So when it came to renovating her 7,300-sq.-ft. spread atop the Hollywood Hills, Griffin turned to her friend Lara Spencer, co-anchor of Good Morning America and a longtime interior designer.
Originally posted 10/03/2013 07:00AM
When you are best friends, have gobs of money and a love for the Mexican seaside, there is really only one thing to do: build jaw-dropping adjoining Mexican villas, of course!
Just ask longtime BFFs George Clooney, Rande Gerber and wife Cindy Crawford, who did just that in Los Cabos, on the southern tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula, and are showing off their to-die-for vacation homes in November's Architectural Digest.
The trio named the compound Casamigos – "House of Friends" – and the longtime close pals, who launched a tequila company of the same name, use the structures accordingly.
Originally posted 09/26/2013 10:15AM
This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, and fans aren't just able to buy a new "super deluxe" box set to celebrate the occasion. They can also buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain, complete with his mattress.
Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor, is putting the tired, 1.5-story bungalow two hours southwest of Seattle on the market this week.
To help sell it, the family is offering a glimpse into the early life of its tortured and talented son through photos shot at the house, including one of a chocolate-frosted birthday cake for the then youngster and a shot of a teenage Cobain smiling, guitar in hand, in his messy room.
Originally posted 09/21/2013 09:30PM
Dolores Hope wanted to live in Beverly Hills, but her funnyman husband, Bob Hope, had other ideas.
"Every time I mentioned Beverly Hills, Bob would go out and buy another piece of property here," Dolores would say, waving a hand to indicate the vast spread that the two of them inhabited in the San Fernando Valley's Toluca Lake starting in 1939.
Eventually the grounds surrounding their English-style manor swelled to 5.16 acres, and the family grew to include four children. The house grew, too, to 15,000 sq. ft., leaving Bob to joke that he needed a map just to find the way to his room.
Originally posted 09/04/2013 09:15AM
Cameron Diaz is as glamorous at home as she is on the red carpet.
Elle Décor visited the actress's chic 2,400-sq.-ft., pre-war New York City apartment for its October issue.
The home is a collaboration with interior designer Kelly Wearstler – once a judge on Bravo's Top Design – who appears alongside a casually dressed, barefoot Diaz, 41, in the spread.
Highlights of the tour include the star's bathroom, which features a regal-looking gold sink, a neutral-colored sitting room saturated with natural light, yellow accents and a high-heel shaped paperweight and a marble-topped vanity.
Originally posted 08/27/2013 08:40AM
When Nicole Richie decided to update the backyard of the home in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon that she shares with husband Joel Madden and their two kids, she knew she wanted to create a space that was a reflection of her laid-back style.
"Our house is the one people come to, to hang," Richie, 31, tells Domaine Home.
"I like people to come to my house and feel like they can do whatever they want."
Originally posted 06/27/2013 10:10AM
Bobby Flay is now really living the dream.
Alongside wife Stephanie March, 38, the celebrity restaurateur and chef, 48, gave Elle Decor a peek into their dream indoor and outdoor kitchens at their new Amagansett, N.Y., home.
"I've spent my life working a grill, and I never had one at home until now," Flay said. "It took 30 years."
Flay – who used to host an annual Thanksgiving dinner for friends with the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress in their Manhattan apartment – says not too much has changed in the holiday sense since the move.
Originally posted 05/14/2013 09:00AM
Not too shabby!
Oprah shows off her spacious Maui farm in the June issue of O magazine.
Alongside her close friend, fitness expert Bob Greene, the media mogul, 59, tells viewers that having the vast space to grow crops is a "full-circle moment because I grew up with a grandmother who was growing things."
Originally posted 04/20/2013 02:30PM
She's moving on up.
Lauren Conrad has left the Hills – that is, her $1.3 million condo in Beverly Hills – for a new place in the ritzy Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The reality star and fashion designer, 27, has plunked down $3.745 million on a spacious New England-style home – a two-story property extensively renovated by celebrity designer and star of Bravo's Flipping Out, Jeff Lewis.
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