Despite its recent boom in popularity, Lisbon remains a down-to-earth escape—romantic, sensual, earthy yet elegant—especially when you get behind closed doors. Join AD in September for an exclusive six-day journey through the glorious Portuguese capital that will be led by AD Contributing Editor @gaygassmann and CEO of @indagaretravel Melissa Biggs Bradley @indagareceo. Guests will attend special behind-the-scenes events at the Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts and Fundação Ricardo Espírito do Santo Silva, which Bradley says has been described as “a priceless repository of artisanal skills that are found nowhere else in Europe.” The highlight of a day trip to Évora—a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “museum city”—will be an invitation-only luncheon at the centuries-old Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval @palaciocadaval, hosted by the glamorous Duchess of Cadaval @dianadecadaval, a historian and writer. Plus, we'll get visit Sintra's Palacio Pena after hours with the curator. We'll also tuck into the finest Portuguese cuisine in stunning private homes and top-flight restaurants, including a tasting lunch at the Michelin-starred @restaurantefeitoria. To learn more about AD Access trips around the world and make your reservation today, visit the link in our profile. Photo of interior decorator Pedro Espírito Santo’s Lisbon home by @bjornwallander #adxindagare
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With help from @clementsdesign, actress and entrepreneur @jessicaalba fashioned a grown-up home in Los Angeles for her family of five.
When actress and entrepreneur @jessicaalba and producer @cash_warren set out to find a new home for their family of five, they found it on the very first day of their search. It wasn’t officially listed, because the sellers wanted to stage it first, but Alba cajoled her Realtor into getting her in that afternoon. “I thought, I have an imagination and I know what I want. I walked in and knew within 20 minutes, even though [the previous owners’ style] wasn’t our vibe, this was exactly what we were looking for.” To help transform the new home into their “vibe,” Alba asked Ellen DeGeneres for an introduction to her designers, the mother-son team of Kathleen and Tommy Clements of @clementsdesign. At first, Alba thought it would be a quick and easy renovation. “I was like, ‘I’m pretty much fine with everything; let’s just paint it!’ And then all of a sudden we walked into the house, and it had been stripped down to the studs. I mean, there were literally no walls! I said to Cash, ‘Did we know this was going to happen?’ And he said, ‘This explains the bill!’” She laughs. “Apparently you can’t just pop off crown moldings.” Ultimately, the renovation took 18 months and more than new paint. In the master suite’s bathroom, a steel-framed glass door encloses the shower and tub which are outfitted with @kallistaplumbing fittings. See inside the finished home from our June issue through the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson; text by @derekblasberg; styled by @michaelreynoldsnyc
Two years after @lennykravitz first visited an 18th-century Brazilian coffee plantation outside of Rio de Janeiro, he returned to make it his own. He was determined to maintain the farm’s operations while creating a personal retreat for family, friends, and collaborators, where art and nature could exist in perfect harmony. Kravitz describes it as “a place to unplug, reset your life, and take the time to be quiet and actually hear yourself.” The sprawling property encompasses a veritable village of 19th-century Portuguese colonial-style farmhouses and outbuildings, some of which Kravitz converted into guest quarters, a gym, a poolhouse, and a recording studio. He began his renovation efforts simply by lightening and brightening the existing structures. “The interiors were very old-school colonial—matching wallpaper and upholstery, and lots of heavy wood furniture. My first impulse was to clean it all up, strip the wallpaper, weed out the endless armoires, and upgrade the plumbing and electrical,” he explains. On the lawn, coconut palms shade Mangalarga Marchador horses and Kravitz’s labrador, Neon. Take a tour of the property via the link in our profile. Photo by @simonuptonphotos; text by @mayer.rus; styled by Kirsten Mattila
Working with Chris Barrett of @chrisbarrettdesign, the actor and his wife, @caitlinskybound, transformed his longtime house from bachelor pad to family abode.
The tennis star’s discreetly ravishing home is a testament to her style, spirit, and focus. Architecture by @_kaa_design; interior design by @courtneyapplebaumdesign; styled by @lawrenhowell.
For a couple looking to build a unique home from the ground up in Southampton, NY, local architect @jamesmerrellarchitects, realized a structure with strong lines, spacious but not ostentatious square footage, and enough vernacular touches (a gabled roof; dormers) to fit in with the neighborhood. Thanks to thoughtful positioning, plantings by #AD100 landscape architect Edmund Hollander of @hollander_design, and well-placed windows, the homeowner attests, “You can stand in any room and see outside in both directions.” That’s by design. “The architecture informed the landscape,” says Hollander. They also tapped New York–based #AD100 designer @kellybehunstudio to inject the Zen interiors and landscape with color and conversation pieces. Behun worked closely with Hollander to place and light the family’s growing art collection, including a stainless-steel zipper sculpture by Mark Richard Hall embedded in the grass, above (Behun tracked it down after spotting it on @instagram) and an eight-foot-tall painted-fiberglass sculpture, lurking in the willow trees along the driveway, commissioned from Brooklyn-based @chiaozza. For the kids, she fabricated a supersized chess board and planted a pair of Thomas Heatherwick’s Spun chairs in the yard like two enormous tops. “Those are the kinds of things you never tire of,” Behun says. “They make you smile.” See more of the home from the June issue via the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson; text by @_h_mart_; styled by @michaelreynoldsnyc
“It was an emotional reaction,” says @hillaryclinton of her first visit to what is now her Beltway home, dubbed “Whitehaven” because it’s nestled on Whitehaven Street in the tony Massachusetts Avenue neighborhood of Washington, D.C. “When I was elected to the Senate in 2000, I knew that I needed a place to live while we were in session during the year. So I began looking. And I had an experience in this house, which was just emotional. I had gone up to the third floor and looked out over the trees—to the back of the British embassy—and I just felt like I was in old-time London or New York. The gardens were just the most amazing that I had seen anywhere in my real-estate tour,” she says. While the attraction may have been love at first sight, the Clintons also knew that the home—a Neo-Georgian red-brick 5,500-square-foot house that had been built in 1951—would nonetheless require extensive renovations. “The mandate was to bring more light and to create more physical space for sitting and relaxing,” says @rosemarie_r_howe_interiors, the designer who worked with Ms. Clinton on the project from 2003 to 2006. “We also wanted to open the house and all of its interior rooms to this beautiful back garden.” Take a look inside the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @gievesanderson; text by @arielfoxman