how the other half live: hank azaria

Hank Azaria – known to most as the voice of many a Simpsons character, known to me as Phoebe’s David in Friends – has opened up his 1930s Bel Air home to Architectural Digest, and it’s a beaute. Forget all the grandeur and pretentiousness that define most of the mansions in this affluent area, Azaria has created a really comfortable and organic space. He enlisted the help of designer Trip Haenisch to design the perfect family home for himself, his partner Katie Wright, and their two-year-old son, Hal. The process involved firstly lightening oppressive dark wood floors, then putting their personal and kid-friendly stamp on the house. To me, it combines elegance, masculinity and playfulness all in one… no mean feat! I love the natural colour and textures, along with that amazing outdoor lounge area next to the pool – an ideal setting for a lazy afternoon reading and napping. Oh and the Hermès blanket on the four-poster bed? That needs to be mine.

{images via Architectural Digest}

Tell me, dear readers, what do you think of Hank’s home?

COMMENTS   comments3

  1. Noas'Libellule
    26 July 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Where do I start?? Isn’t it beautiful? The outdoor space is amazing, love the colour scheme. The numbered baskets are realy inspiring – I need to do a post on that…Love the vintage comic prints as well, very cool!

  2. kay berwick
    26 July 2011 at 2:58 pm

    love it and want it looks comfortable and the outside area wow

  3. emma jackson
    27 July 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Oh god, love the kitchen, love the L shaped lounge, love the pool area… can I have it please?

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