I know. You have been anticipating Robert Downey Jr.’s residence to be a huge, futuristic mansion related to that of his legendary character Tony Stark.
But it turns out that the lovable actor is considerably far more related to us, normal human beings, than to the eccentric billionaire philanthropist/playboy we’re employed to observing him as.
Robert Downey Jr. and his wonderful spouse, Susan, opened their doorways to the Architectural Digest crew, which gave us a peak into the residence daily life of Iron Male himself. And guess what? It is neither futuristic, nor eccentric, but fairly as cozy and charming as any family members residence you basically adore stepping into.
But you really do not have to just take my term for it! Look at the complete movie right here:
Hamptons windmill property overlooking the church spire
Robert Downey Jr. and his spouse, producer Susan Downey reside in a late-19th century windmill folly, at first constructed as a playhouse and afterwards remodeled into a complete-fledged home.
The magical residence is established in the Hamptons, in minutes of East Hampton — even though the tackle is never ever disclosed. A single essential clue to the area (if you come to feel like scouting the location hoping to get a glimpse of the actor) is the home’s proximity to a wonderful church. In truth, RDJ factors out that the area of the residence was decided on in this kind of a way that you can see the church spire.
Robert Downey Jr.’s preferred items close to the property
Nicely, here’s the place items begin to operate far more in the route of the RDJ we know and adore: the quirky items he cares about most.
Just before even stepping into the property, the two Robert and Susan stage out what seems to be a Halloween decor piece — a tiny Frankenstein monster windmill that faithfully guards their entrance garden. In accordance to the few, it was the really very first piece of decor they extra to the residence and they could not provide them selves to just take it down.
The very first piece of artwork Downey showcases as quickly as we enter his residence is a tiny artwork task he produced for Xmas — that he totally enjoys to appear at (but I’ll depart it to him to say when he does the ‘enjoying’).
Just like every single other great ol’ fashioned male, the actor enjoys his sofa. Nonetheless, not the massive one particular in the residing place the place they welcome friends, but the one particular the place he can view the American Heroes Community all working day prolonged.
Curious about his preferred kitchen area location? It is genuinely not that difficult to guess. Following a great food, his kitchen area corner bench seems to be the excellent spot to just take a nap every single now and then.
And indeed, the complete property is peppered with indicators reminding its people — Robert, Susan, and their two cute kids — to “not allow the cats out.” If you just take the time to view the Architectural Digest movie, you will also get a possibility to meet up with RDJ’s two cute cats.
Decor selections — from spotless layout to glowing heads
While designer Joe Nahem and the group at New York City–based Fox-Nahem Associates have rightful assert to the decor selections produced when furnishing the spot, there are a number of fairly Tony Stark-ish additions.
The one particular that stands out the most: a glowing clear determine of Robert Downey Jr.’s head (and indeed, it in fact lights up.) Or, in his personal phrases, a miniature “Greek god.”
“We did not established out to do anything conspicuously wacky. We just appreciate a little bit of whimsy and exciting. And we undoubtedly really do not like uninteresting,” Robert tells Advertisement.
The residing place is positioned just over and above the octagonal entry lobby at the foundation of the windmill and it is the place they’ve invested the most time redecorating. As an alternative of likely with a wall-sized Television to comprehensive the decor, the Downeys selected to give their friends anything far more fascinating to stare at — a huge wraparound hearth wall produced by ceramic artist Peter Lane.
All round, the inside layout information have been very carefully decided on so that they meet up with the family’s wants and style. The end result was a excellent mix among Robert’s playful spirit, Susan’s fascination for operation and effectiveness, and their designer’s creativeness.
From pedigreed items to discreet luxuries, the spot exudes modern day class just as it need to.
I’ll acknowledge, I’m often stunned to phase into the houses of celebs and locate how simple it is to relate to their life by means of the intimacy of the houses they produce for them selves. And I would not have anticipated RDJ’s residence to have so a lot of relatable aspects. Some that stand out:
- a “Why is almost everything stuffed right here?” closet
- the two cute cats that seem to be to personal the property
- “Don’t allow the cats out” indicators distribute through the property
- a purple polka dots lavatory (which Susan claims is Robert’s preferred place in the property)
- a messy workplace complete of items the few procrastinates on packing
- Downey’s cozy napping sofa