Ellen Pompeo nonetheless remembers swooning over the seashore home the primary time she noticed it. There was one thing particular in regards to the modernist construction, perched on a blufftop overlooking the ocean in Malibu, California.
But there was one main hurdle: The value. At the time, “Grey’s Anatomy” — the ABC medical drama collection on which Pompeo has performed titular character Meredith Grey for almost 20 years — was nonetheless a brand new present, and the house was too costly. She begrudgingly let go of her dream to personal it.
But not for too lengthy.
Intricately-veined black marble covers accent partitions all through the house, together with the lounge. Credit: Douglas Friedman/Architectural Digest
Fast-forward to 2013, and the house was available on the market once more. By then, Pompeo was one of many highest paid actors on tv, and jumped on the chance so as to add it to her actual property portfolio. (Her household’s main residence stays a Twenties Mediterranean-style residence in Los Angeles.)
“I truly enjoy the craft and art of houses,” she informed the journal. “It exercises a different creative muscle.”
A basic property with trendy touches
The 3,000-square-foot property, designed by midcentury architects Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman, is the right spot for weekend getaways. Originally inbuilt 1979, it wraps round a central courtyard flowing with grass, palm timber and a swimming pool lined with crisp white marble.
The property’s interior courtyard juxtaposes clear strains and crisp marble with lush greenery and pops of colour on poolside furnishings. Credit: Douglas Friedman/Architectural Digest
Throughout the house are delicate nods to that décor precept, including persona to its dwelling areas. The residence additionally displays “the sexy swagger of ’70s fashion,” because the journal places it — classic terrace chairs and leather-based couch in the lounge; a Seventies slicing desk from Yves Saint Laurent’s studio within the entry lobby — and Pompeo’s appreciation for the period’s trend icons, with framed images of Diana Ross and Grace Jones on show.
Surf’s up! The January 2023 concern of AD gives a tour of Ellen Pompeo’s Malibu retreat. Credit: Douglas Friedman/Architectural Digest
As somebody the journal describes as having “a weakness for real estate,” this isn’t Pompeo’s first residence renovation. She’s beforehand revamped a number of properties, together with a contemporary barn in Sag Harbor, New York. It marks her fourth undertaking with Bullard, even, and there is extra on the horizon. Pompeo and Ivery have purchased the property behind their seashore home, and plan to construct out what Bullard describes as a “true Malibu estate.”
A brand new residence marks a brand new chapter
“I am entering a very exciting phase of my life, if I do say so myself,” Pompeo mentioned.