Could we love the adorable and super talented Mandy Moore anymore than we do?
The star of ‘This Is Us’ just renovated her new California home that she shares with fiancé, musician Taylor Goldsmith, and we are smitten!
The couple searched for almost a year. The $2.6 million home is nestled in the Pasadena hills. “We fell in love with the views, the pool, the yard, basically the whole energy of the place,” said Mandy.
A lot of work was needed to bring the house back to life. “We wanted to recapture the home’s original spirit without delving into a slavish period restoration. We tried to imagine what Zook (the original architect) would have done if he were designing it today.”
The actress worked with architect Emily Farnham and interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel.
Mandy selected Terremoto for her landscape designers.
“We looked at the house and realized that we could bring it back with some basic subtraction, as opposed to a complete gut renovation” Emily Farnham told Architectural Digest.
“…We had to shave those warts off” she said referring to the many dated details like dark cabinetry.
“I don’t have a great attachment to material things” Mandy told AD. “The furniture we chose feels in line with the architecture but there’s nothing so precious that a little wear and tear from kids or dogs would be a calamity.”
Mandy’s fiancé let her and the design team take the lead on the major decision-making.
“Taylor was as involved as he wanted to be. He had opinions about certain things, but his only real demands were for bookshelves - he’s a voracious reader – and room for a baby grand piano and turntable.” A hallway leading to the master bedroom was converted into a cozy lounge and library.
Mandy loves to indulge in a bath after “a long day of shooting”.
This hood was refinished to bring it back to its former glory and was used as inspiration when choosing other metallic materials.
Mandy used the home edit to curate her pantry. Her reaction is priceless!
Mandy admited to AD that she became slightly “addicted” to the creative process.
“It's essentially all of my HGTV fantasies come to life!!” she told her fans on Instagram.
“It still amazes me. We saw the potential of this house and brought it back to life. It’s hard to convey the excitement of working out every detail, from picking slabs at the stone yard to figuring out how many burners we wanted for the stove,” she told AD.
“Once you realize that you can actually build your dream house, it’s hard to go back to anything else.”