Classy businesswoman, supermodel and now house-renovator Heidi Klum is bidding “Auf Wiedersehen” to her home in LA. The house, purchased in 1999, has been given the total Heidi makeover, turning the estate into a family-friendly version of a classic Italian villa. From the light and bright kitchen to the luxurious outdoor living areas, we are loving every detail of this elegant home and are completely impressed with the time and thought that Heidi put into refurbishing it. And those dream closets fit for a supermodel? We can’t even.
1. Outdoor Living: Heidi wanted the home to feel like it was in southern of Italy instead of LA. She spent months replacing every single window in the house to fit in with an Italian villa aesthetic. “Sometimes I sit in the garden, drinking my coffee, looking at the Pacific, and really feel it is a little piece of Heaven,” Heidi admits on the listing website for the home. With an unheard of eight acres of land, there’s plenty of space for secret gardens, a koi pond, fountains, outdoor living space and of course, a children’s playhouse.
2. Ready to Cook: With four children who love to cook, the kitchen had to be big enough to handle lots of chefs. It feels rustic and elegant at the same time, with stainless steel accents and glowing wood cabinets.
3. Dining in Style: Lined with wood paneling imported from a Parisian hotel, the formal dining room keeps the color palette neutral with taupes and a few dark accent pieces.
4. Casual Entertaining: Sleek and simple, the white couches are the perfect contrast to wide-plank wood floors and a grand piano.
5. Ebony Library: Heidi’s home library is loaded with historic old-world charm — including a fireplace that was an original from Napoleon’s farm house. That’s right, Napoleon. No big deal.
6. Dreamy Office: French doors offer access to terraces and patios for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. We’re not sure how much work we would get done if our home office had views like these.
7. Chic TV Room: Step aside, black and red, lavender is our new favorite color for a home theater. We can just pictures episodes of Project Runway being played constantly in this chic and elegant TV room.
8. Closet Fit for a Queen: There is nothing we love more than poking our noses into celebrity closets. We’d expect nothing less than grand from a supermodel’s closet, and Heidi doesn’t disappoint. Featuring glass-cased hanging space and drawers with a plush fabric ottoman, this dressing area is fit for a royal.
9. Elegant Bedroom: Upstairs, the master suite consists of a bedroom, living room, terrace with ocean views, his and her custom closets and his and her bathrooms. Wow, and we thought we were lucky with his and her sinks. Rocking a cool Pantone 2015 shade of Titanium, the gray bedroom is serene and peaceful — the ultimate resting place for a “European” escape.
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(Photos via Heidi Klum Estate)