Peek inside Courteney Cox’s Malibu home
Jul 11, 2011, at 9:00 am by John Kirchner
When you take a peek inside actress Courteney Cox’s gorgeous Malibu home, courtesy of Elle Decor, you certainly get the sense it was a place created by a talented team of architects and designers. What’s less clear at first, though, is how integral a part of that team Cox was herself. Here’s an example, from Elle Decor’s article:
In the spirit of Monica Geller, the driven, perfectionist chef she played on Friends, Cox sure-handedly led the team through “intense” once-a-week planning meetings that lasted three hours. “I’ve been overseeing renovations of my homes for a long time, and I have strong opinions about what I want and why.” She scrutinized every detail, down to the smoky color of the tennis courts. [Architect Michael] Kovac recalls a visit from the tennis court surface company representative, who displayed his 10 stock colors. None quite fit the bill. “Courteney got him to bring a sample of the pigments of every color they had, along with some paintbrushes and paper plates, and everyone on the building team worked on mixing the pigments into new combinations. She had to get it exactly right.”
Sure enough, the first sentence of the article says, “Before becoming an actress, Courteney Cox wanted to be an architect,” and her attention to detail has paid off. She’s found a stunning location and created a truly beautiful home. Be sure to check out the Elle Decor article for more on the process of creating the home and, of course, for a couple dozen great photos. Here are some of our favorites.
A nearly all-white kitchen certainly makes it feel open, airy and inviting.
Outdoor fireplace with a rather stunning view, eh? This is built to jut out slightly over a drop-off overlooking the ocean and beach below. Not bad.
Stand-out feature of this bedroom: the custom-made zinc headboard and footboard. Note how the headboard extends beyond the bed itself and becomes a feature of the entire room.