This is what the inside of Mandy Moore's $2.6 million dollar home looks like

Publish Date
Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 8:30AM

Mandy Moore has given the world a peek inside her home – and just as we guessed, it’s absolutely stunning.

In an episode of Architectural Digest’s Open Door video series, the This Is Us takes people through her beautiful Pasadena home explaining some of the more elegant features.

It took a year of searching before actress @mandymooremm and Taylor Goldsmith found the perfect spot to begin their life together, high atop a Pasadena hill, in a classic 1950s home designed by Harold B. Zook. “We fell in love with the views, the pool, the yard, basically the whole energy of the place,” Moore recalls. Although the bones of the structure were fairly intact, additions and interior emendations implemented in the early 1990s obscured the structure’s spruce modern lines and quintessential midcentury vibe. “We wanted to recapture the home’s original spirit without delving into a slavish period restoration. We tried to imagine what Zook would have done if he were designing it today,” Moore explains. To that end, the actress assembled a formidable team including @emilyfarnhamarchitecture, interior designer @sarahshermansamuel, and @terremoto.la landscape designers, all of whom worked in close collaboration from the outset of the project. Samuel’s decor is a toothsome olio of vintage and contemporary, high and low, feminine and masculine. “The interiors don’t feel like they’re lost in time. There are plenty of nods to the ’50s, but there are also lots of pieces that just read as fresh, organic, and modern,” the decorator says. In the front room, velvet armchairs by Mercer41 and a bench by @kenianhome surround rose gold cocktail tables by @statementsbyj_official. See more of the home through the link in our profile. Photo by @trevortondro; text by @mayer.rus; styled by @lawrenhowell

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The former pop star shares the $2.6 million mid-century house with her fiancé Taylor Goldsmith and their dogs Joni and Jackson.

After searching for nearly a year, actress @mandymooremm and Taylor Goldsmith of @dawestheband found the perfect spot to begin their life together, high atop a Pasadena hill, in a classic 1950s home with sweeping vistas of the San Gabriel mountains and valley. The house was designed by Harold B. Zook, a notable but lesser-known architect who worked with modernist maestro Albert Frey in Palm Springs before hanging his shingle in Pasadena. “We fell in love with the views, the pool, the yard, basically the whole energy of the place,” Moore recalls. She quickly assembled a team of architect @emilyfarnhamarchitecture, interior designer @sarahshermansamuel and landscape design firm @terremoto.la to collaborate on the project. As for Goldsmith’s contributions to the project, Moore claims her fiancé largely deferred to her and the design team: “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 a turntable.” Farnham obliged by converting the ungainly hallway to the master bedroom into a proper library and lounge, with chunky bookshelves that appear to be voids carved out of monolithic volumes rather than wall-mounted surfaces assembled from a kit of parts. The piano and record player have pride of place in the living room. In the master bedroom, Moore (in an @ullajohnson dress), and Goldsmith lounge with their dogs Joni and Jackson. The custom built-in bed in @fabricut velvet was designed by @sarahshermansamuel, and a macramé artwork by @sally_england hangs above. All lighting is by @cedarandmoss. See the rest of the home through the link in our profile. Photo by @trevortondro; text by @mayer.rus; styled by @lawrenhowell

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“We wanted to recapture the home’s original spirit without delving into a slavish period restoration,” says actress @mandymooremm of her 1950s home originally designed by Harold B. Zook. “We tried to imagine what Zook would have done if he were designing it today,” Moore explains. To that end, she assembled a team that included interior designer @sarahshermansamuel and architect @emilyfarnhamarchitecture to collaborate on the update. Newly installed white terrazzo floors provide a subtly luminous foundation for the revitalized interiors. “Terrazzo is a dying art, costly and laborious, but so worth it,” Moore insists. Samuel’s decor is a toothsome olio of vintage and contemporary, high and low, feminine and masculine. “The interiors don’t feel like they’re lost in time. There are plenty of nods to the ’50s, but there are also lots of pieces that just read as fresh, organic, and modern,” the decorator says. For Moore, the look is simply light, bright, and easy. “I don’t have a great attachment to material things,” she says. “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.” In the living room, a pair of armchairs by @anthropologie and sofa by @crofthousla surround a table by @sarahshermansamuel. Shop the look of her home through the link in our profile. Photo by @trevortondro; text by @mayer.rus; styled by @lawrenhowell

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Speaking with the publication Mandy says "This house signifies the next chapter of my life—as an adult, a woman, and a performer. I was able to pour all of who I am into making this place."

We think it’s just exquisite!

“This house signifies the next chapter of my life—as an adult, a woman, and a performer,” says actress @mandymooremm of her recently completed Pasadena home. “I was able to pour all of who I am into making this place,” she says proudly. After searching for nearly a year, Moore and fiancé Taylor Goldsmith found the perfect spot to begin their life together, high atop a Pasadena hill, in a classic 1950s home with sweeping vistas of the San Gabriel mountains and valley. The house was designed by Harold B. Zook, a notable but lesser-known architect who worked with modernist maestro Albert Frey in Palm Springs before hanging his shingle in Pasadena. “We fell in love with the views, the pool, the yard, basically the whole energy of the place,” Moore recalls. To that end, the actress assembled a formidable team including @emilyfarnhamarchitecture, interior designer @sarahshermansamuel, and @terremoto.la landscape designers, all of whom worked in close collaboration from the outset of the project. “We looked at the house and realized that we could bring it back with some basic subtraction, as opposed to a complete gut renovation,” Farnham says. “The rounded forms made no sense with all the taut, rectilinear lines. We had to shave those warts off,” the architect explains. With Zook’s original drawings in hand, Farnham rebuilt the tiered, streamlined cornice that zigs and zags along the roofline—a signature detail that had been replaced at some point with a decidedly less elegant alternative. She also restored and updated the blond brick walls, floors, and fireplace surround, as well as the brawny copper fireplace hood that separates the living and dining rooms. Take a look at the updated in interiors through the link in our profile. Photo by @trevortondro; text by @mayer.rus; styled by @lawrenhowell

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This isn’t the first celebrity home Architectural Digest has explored. Open Door: Inside Celebrity Homes, also features the dwellings of stars like Jennifer Aniston, Naomi Watts, Ricky Martin, Robert Downey Jr, Ellen Pompeo and so many more.