Shonda Rhimes Before and After

Did every body pass over the Architectural Digest cowl story on Shonda Rhimes’ large overhaul of her Hancock Park Mansion with Designer Michael S. Smith? Well, in case you did, or maybe if you didn’t, latest publish is all approximately the earlier than and after, and it is pretty the tale! So settle in. You’ve were given some reading to do!

Shonda made certain that she told AD all approximately the pains and tribulations of the preservation in her feature, along with how the house were tragically renovated in the 50s to a kind of Santa Barbara venture fashion home in place of the Italianate Villa that famend architect Elmer Grey had envisioned. Still, Shonda noticed capability, and she quickly enlisted the help of White House clothier Michael S. Smith for the big job!

The house were constructed for a wealthy Malibu family, VERY wealthy. They were the remaining owners of the Rancho Malibu, the complete 17,000 acre plot of what we realize as Malibu and the beach towns past it these days. In truth, they had been the primary participants of land for Pepperdine University in Malibu. Finished in 1924, it was the primary house for the own family until 1936, and that is whilst things start to get a little fuzzy.

The house was purchased in 90s by television actress Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond) and she lived there with her husband and 4 sons until it was sold to Shonda. Interestingly enough,Architectural Digest had featured the house before, while Patricia lived there. Patricia used interior designer, Bebe Johnson for help with the home while she owned the manse, so I thought it’d be fun to take a look at the differences between the two spaces now that Shonda’s renovation is complete! Let’s take a peek!

Cover of Architectural Digest, February 2019 indicates Shonda status inside the arched hedgerow of her home.

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The equal hedgerow, much less manicured, with lawn get entry to to a hidden lawn and fountain. Shonda wasn’t mendacity when she said the house truely looks not anything find it irresistible did whilst she bought it, and that consists of the outside.

The old outdoors:

The new outdoors:

Virtually unrecognizable. And it doesn’t forestall there. For the sake of ease of following this tale, the earlier than pix will be indexed first and the after pics from AD could be indexed after.

The Entry BEFORE

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The Entry AFTER

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Smith and Rhimes opted to cast off the antique tile flooring from the vestibule and wooden ground from the entry for this lovely marble. The risers have been painted white, and the complete house were given a fresh coat of paint. The the front door additionally modified, and within the protection a closet become brought to the proper of the door.

Formal Living Room BEFORE

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Formal Living Room AFTER

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Smith opted to add element to the ceiling of the residing room, eliminating the beams that had been there earlier than. This is a typical type of embellishment that the unique architect of the house, Elmer Grey would use in plenty of houses of that length. The mantel become also changed, and the french doors that have been at the front of the house before we replaced through a window. The simplest detail that did stay became the fantastically carved moulding around the entry door, and the stunning chandelier, which used to cling within the dining room.

The Library BEFORE

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Library AFTER

You can watch the video with whole tour, right here.

Kitchen BEFORE

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Talk approximately night time and day! And in theory, I assume it is. This is an addition to the residence, growing a massive space for kitchen and an adjacent circle of relatives room. That island! So terrifi!

Dining Room BEFORE

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Dining Room AFTER

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I wish there were more photos of this room available online. I can’t even scoop anything from the instagram pages of Shonda or Michael, or the website of the photographer. I’m sure it’s stunning.

Loggia / Family Room BEFORE

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Loggia / Family Room AFTER

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Given the pix to be had, this may were the maximum giant change. The loggia were badly broken when Heaton sold the home through a flood. The original tile floor made from hand thru the unique owners mother become destroyed. Heaton and her designers worked tirelessly repairing and changing the tile. Smith and Rhimes ripped it all up, blew the ceiling out, and tiled the floors with massive marble tiles.

Pool Area BEFORE

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Pool area AFTER

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I wish that there were more photos available of the house. I’m sure that eventually, when they’re posted on Smith’s website, we will get to see more. There are so many things that make me curious about the renovation, I have so many questions. How were they able to navigate the kitchen remodel? Where did the space come from? What rooms were above the loggia? What room is above the overlook?

Remember the circle of relatives room that I informed you have been an addition? Along with the kitchen?

Family Room Addition

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Beautiful, and precisely what we might anticipate from Smith. Layers, wealthy tones and antiques scattered approximately with stunning upholstered portions in high-end fabrics. Every unmarried element turned into taken into consideration with the aid of he and Rhimes whilst adorning what Shonda has stated could be her forever home, but as we all realize from homes beyond, that is simpler stated than carried out.

If you are looking for more inspiration from Smith, you could check out his books under:

My specific preferred is HOUSES, but I can say that BUILDING BEAUTY and THE CURATED HOUSE also are in my series.

Also, in my studies, those books came up. If you are inquisitive about the original architecture of the house, and where Shonda and Smith got here up with some of the details they used inside the preservation, you could find photos of the original construct here:

I wish you loved the before and after! I’ll be returned on Friday with some other one!

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