This House Could Be Your New Favourite
Emma Stone, fresh off of her third Academy Award nomination, has listed her traditional home in the Coldwater Canyon area of Beverly Hills, California for just under $4 million. Stone, who has enjoyed a remarkable acting career since her film debut in Superbad, narrowly missed earning her second Academy Award (this time in the Best Supporting Actress category) for her role in The Favourite. She was nominated previously for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and won the Oscar for Best Actress for her 2016 role in the musical La La Land, alongside Ryan Gosling.
The actress’s home is a modest (by Hollywood standards) four bedroom, four and a half bath that is relatively unremarkable from the outside, but is beautifully appointed on the inside. The nearly four-thousand-square-foot home is practically invisible from the street, sitting behind a high wall, complete with security gates and security cameras.
Stone purchased the home (which at one time belonged to the late British actor and comedian Dudley Moore) in 2012 from Australian film editor Kirk Baxter (a two-time Oscar recipient in his own right) for just under $2.5 million. Now, she stands to make a tidy profit of nearly a $1.5 million if she attracts an offer in keeping with her asking price.
Updated 1950s Understatement
While the home’s architecture and exterior look may be relatively unremarkable, that could work to a celebrity’s benefit, when it comes to keeping fans and the paparazzi at bay. The home’s entry is a simple porch in the middle of an expanse of white, off-white, and light grey exterior walls, punctuated by a bright red door and potted plants. The front yard’s landscape design is understated and elegant, with a curved rock path leading through bark and shrubbery to a cement paver driveway and the home’s two-car garage.
What the home lacks in the way of flashiness and exterior lavishness, it certainly makes up for in its interior. This 1950s home has obviously been renovated and updated. Someone (perhaps the actor herself) paid serious attention to detail when putting together the rooms that make up the home’s shared spaces. Lavishly detailed with exquisitely crafted materials and finishing touches that would be the envy of just about any interior decorator, this home shines on the inside.
A Tour of an A-Lister’s Private Residence
The home features a somewhat open floor plan with the main living room, dining room, and kitchen together (as well as additional lounge area flowing together over absolutely fabulous dark wood floors). The brick fireplace, the exposed beams, the built-in cabinets, and the wainscoting area are all painted in a subtle off-white that compliments the hardwood floors and the multiple patterns of wallpaper used throughout the living areas of the home.
The home’s kitchen features chef-quality appliances, a white tile backsplash, an island, a beautiful hood fan, and a reclaimed vintage porcelain sink. From the kitchen or dining room, or additional living space, French doors open onto a cement patio and in-ground pool, in an otherwise simple backyard. The home’s bathrooms and bedrooms are as beautifully appointed as the main living areas of the house, and one bedroom currently serves as a small in-home theater.
Emma Stone’s Home Could Be Yours
While the exterior may not be much to shout about, this home delivers its asking price when it comes to its subtle interior design and decoration. Add that to the location and its Hollywood pedigree, and Stone may just get the almost $4 million asking price she’s looking for.