Patrick Dempsey (aka Dr. Derek Shepherd aka McDreamy on "Grey's Anatomy") talks with Architectural Digest about his Malibu house designed by Frank Gehry.
The actor and his wife, Jillian, adapt one of Frank Gehry’s earliest houses as a vibrant and light-filled family compound
At their residence in Malibu, California, actor Patrick Dempsey and his wife, Jillian, are joined by their children—daughter Talula and sons Darby and Sullivan—and their French bulldog, Horton, in an outdoor dining area appointed with Teak Nichols Design furniture. Conceived by architect Frank Gehry in the late 1960s, the house has been updated with landscaping by Shrader Design and decor by Estee Stanley Interior Design.
A pivoting glass panel functions as the front door; the wall sculpture of fluorescent tubes is by Robert Irwin.
Entrance Hall - A vintage Jacques Adnet daybed from Blackman Cruz beckons in the entrance hall.
Living Room - Chaise longues by Brenda Antin flank a Jillian Dempsey sculpture in the living room; the antique mirror is from Blackman Cruz, and the club chair is by Richard Shapiro/Studiolo. Custom-made sofas upholstered in a Great Plains fabric stand before the living room fireplace, which is surmounted by a Waldo’s Designs mirror; the painting at left is by Thomas Helbig, the large round table is by Dos Gallos Furniture, and the Alma Allen low stool (used as an end table) is from Heath Ceramics. Jillian Dempsey made the sculpture displayed on the cocktail table.
Dining Area - Fashion photographs by Melvin Sokolsky are displayed in a dining area outfitted with chairs from Lucca Antiques and a custom-made Teak Nichols Design table; in the background hangs a 1960s Raak light fixture from Obsolete.
Outdoor Dining Area - Shrader Design created the outdoor dining space, which is shaded by a metal-framed wicker canopy.
Kitchen - The kitchen features a concrete sink and countertops as well as a Wolf range and a Best hood.
Studio - The sculpture studio’s custom-made Shrader Design sofa is clad in a Great Plains fabric and features decorative pillows by Brenda Antin; the cocktail tables are by Lucca Antiques, the leather daybed/bench is by Caste, the floor lamp is from Obsolete, and the Moroccan carpet is from Lawrence of La Brea. A drafting table and stools are also among the furnishings in the sculpture studio.
Master Bedroom - Ginger, another family dog, rests in the master bedroom, where a Teak Nichols Design bed is accented with Deborah Sharpe Linens pillows and a throw from Monc XIII; the mirror and the hanging chair are 1960s, and the table lamp is by Blackman Cruz.
Master Bath - In the master bath, a Jillian Dempsey sculpture sits atop a rustic table.
Talula’s room is furnished with custom-made burlap curtains, ABC Carpet & Home bed linens, a chair by Brenda Antin, and floor cushions by Nickey Kehoe.
Pool - Darby and Sullivan leap into the swimming pool, which is surrounded by a recycled-wood deck; the seating is cushioned with Perennials fabrics.
Airstream Trailer - An Airstream trailer serves as a romantic hideaway.
Garden - Flowers, herbs, and vegetables flourish in a garden’s raised beds, which are constructed from reclaimed scaffolding; the area is paved with gravel and stabilized decomposed granite.
Fire Pit - A cushioned concrete seating area with a fire pit offers a cozy spot for relaxing outdoors.
The estate also features a chicken coop made of recycled wood, miniature donkeys, outdoor oven, and a tin house.
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