May 3, 2010

Hayvenhurst Estate in California

I think I have found the perfect decor.
I love the color palette. The furnishings are casual, crisp and chic.
This house looks family friendly, perfect for entertaining
and wonderfully warm yet extremely sophisticated.

I think if there was a decor I'd prefer and not change a thing...this is it!

Stumbled upon this website listing homes to be shot in a movie!
You can list your own home to be part of a movie set.
Interesting concept.

Regardless, this is my ideal eye-candy of a house, okay,
maybe on a smaller scale,
but still deliciously decorated.

Double staircase grand entry
Love the dark, dark floors...timeless!

The expansive entrance shows off those high ceilings.
Such simplicity.

Yes, this is the "eat-in" kitchen.
Seating for 12!
Big family or open doors for guests.

Rustic antique inviting.
Opens up to outdoor spaces as well as access to the kitchen.

I love the two marble islands.
And do you see those amazing side by side glass front refrigerators?
I've always admired that fridge...let alone two!

Wolf range, stainless farm it.

Family room: you know I have a thing for crispy white slipcovers.


Living room: still inviting but a bit more formal.
Cooler color on the walls, chrome accents...
still consistent with the white upholstery

Again, mega seating. Perfect for entertaining.
Notice most rooms are anchored by that timeless sisal area rug.

Upstairs landing
Picture gallery amidst the white paneled hall

Love the extra shelving and would you look at that coffered ceiling.

Master Bed
You know how I feel about zebra rugs
Again, keeping with the white theme...simple bedding.

I love all the black accents not only in the Master bath,
but through out the house.
I can't help but notice the open shelving below each sink
for additional towel storage

Finally the back yard:
Plenty of lounge areas for relaxing, elegant poolside table
and even an overlook bistro set.

So what do you think?
IS this for you? Would love comments.

As always, thanks for visiting...


  1. K, glad you enjoyed. Isn't it perfection? So not fussy, and so very easy...I've decided to duplicate every room in my house! Ha. Let's see...where do I start?

    Let's just go in together and get it...

  2. I love that floor!! The whole thing is absolutely simple and gorgeous.

  3. I just saw this house on HGTV and had to immediately look for it on the web. So glad I found your blog! This is exactly the look I'm trying to achieve with my new house. Thanks!

  4. Saw it on HGTV, too. You can also find video of it on MySpace (of all places), too. But was looking for stills- thanks for the post!

  5. thank you for posting these photos. I just saw this episode and was taking pictures of the screen! These are so much better, and so inspiring. great blog

  6. Is this the Hayvenhurst estate that belonged to Michael Jackson? His was named Hayvenhurst, and I didnt know if this is it or if there are two by that name.

  7. Love this home! The style, furnishings and great color scheme has me in awe. I am attempting to duplicate the wall colors in my home. Any suggestions? Thanks for any input. As you can see from my blog; home decor is not my area of expertise! ~Amy

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  10. I saw this home on Great Estates on the My Destinations.TV channel. It's lovely. If it's in your price range, it's worth the beauty and amenities shown. My favorite room was the master bath, done ever so tastefully.

  11. I live in San Fernando Valley and this has been my dream home since I moved to L.A. years ago. I drive past it every once in a while for inspiration and motivation.

  12. This house is actually the house used in Kevin Hart's show The Real Househusbands of Hollywood. Absolutely Beautiful!