Celebrity Homes: Mandy Moore’s Gorgeous Pasadena Home
The views, the pool, the yard. There is so much to love in this beautiful Pasadena home belonging to ‘This is Us’ star Mandy Moore and her family. As a new mum and acclaimed actress, it’s evident that her home is a sanctuary from the outside world.
Mandy Moore shares this home with her husband, Taylor Goldsmith of the indie rock band Dawes. Together they recently celebrated the birth of their first baby boy. And let’s not forget that their fur babies also call this special retreat home!
The couple first purchased the house in 2018 and immediately fell in love with the energy of the space. The mid-century house was a classic 1950s home designed by Harold B. Zook. They took Architectural Digest on an intimate tour and showcased the true beauty of this magnificent retreat.
When they first started to design the home, they wanted nothing to feel too formal and wanted to capture the original spirit of the mid-century home. Moore shared, “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.” And quite frankly, Zook would swoon over how it looks now.
A New Chapter
“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,” she proudly told interviewers.
To that end, the actress assembled a formidable team including architect Emily Farnham, interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel, and Terremoto landscape designers, all of whom worked in close collaboration from the outset of the project.
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.
A Beautiful Juxtaposition
The redesign brought new life into the home. It is now a beautiful juxtaposition of vintage and contemporary, high and low, feminine and masculine. For Mandy Moore, the interior of her home has become simply light, bright, and easy.
The use of mixed materials sets the interior apart. Marble, copper, wood and more adds interest in the open plan living areas. Furthermore, newly installed white terrazzo floors provide a subtly luminous foundation for the revitalized interiors.
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