Jennifer Lawrence Buys Jessica Simpson’s Beverly Hills Abode for $7 Million

Jennifer Lawrence's new home

Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence—who starred in The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle— has scooped up Jessica Simpson‘s Beverly Hills home for $7 million.

The five-bedroom, six-bath Hamptons-inspired traditional—whose former residents include Ellen DeGeneres, Paul Hogan, and Hollywood powerhouse Rick Yorn—was custom-built in 1991, and recently renovated by Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture. Simpson reportedly bought the Hidden Valley property in 2005 for $5.275 million.

The Kerry Joyce-designed house has crown and base moldings, high ceilings, and 5,500 square feet of living space, with a commercial-grade kitchen boasting a stainless steel sink and expansive wooden top.

The home’s charming dining room overlooks a garden, while its central living area boasts a fireplace and multiple sets of French doors, allowing for sweeping views of the outdoor grounds. The master suite—which opens up to a terrace—is fit for the Hollywood star, with its overstuffed, luxurious bed, opulent chandelier, cozy sitting area, and glamorous dressing table. The home also features a media room, where Lawrence can watch recordings of the Academy Awards.

Jennifer Lawrence—who recently suffered the embarrassment of having hundreds of suggestive photos leaked online—will surely appreciate the privacy of her beautiful new backyard and tree-lined lap pool. Another highlight of the enchanting outdoor space is a courtyard with ivy-laden walls, plantings between pavers, and a beautiful koi pond and fountain.

Jennifer Lawrence's new home

Jennifer Lawrence's new home

Jennifer Lawrence's new home

Jennifer Lawrence's new home

Jennifer Lawrence's new home

Jennifer Lawrence's new home

Jennifer Lawrence's new home

Jennifer Lawrence's new home


A Peek into 9 Haute Celebrity Kitchens

By Kristin Tablang

Elle Decor rounded up nine awe-inspiring, celebrity-owned kitchens, from Ralph Lauren’s cookery, to Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s homey cooking and dining space.

Courteney Cox’s Kitchen
Courteney Cox's Kitchen

Designed by Trip Haenisch, Cox’s gleaming white kitchen features CaesarStone countertops; ovens and a refrigerator by Gaggenau; stainless-steel sinks by Franke; a center light fixture from Nessen Lighting; and vintage barstools.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Kitchen

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi's Kitchen

In the kitchen of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Santa Monica Mountains ranch, Cabin 6, hangs an Italian industrial light fixture over an antique bluestone table and 19th-century American Windsor chairs, and an Ib Kofod-Larsen armchair and a mid-century Danish lounge chair in its original leather sit by the fireplace.

Hilary Swank’s Kitchen

Hilary Swank's Kitchen

Designed by Mark Zeff, Swank’s sophisticated kitchen has a dining table and chairs by Calvin Klein Home, and a floor lamp by West Elm. The kitchen is also outfitted with quartz countertops, sink fittings by Kohler, and a Viking cooktop.

Keri Russell’s Kitchen

Keri Russell's Kitchen

Russell’s rustic kitchen features a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Viking range and vent hood, Grohe sink fittings, and a light fixture by Rejuvenation. The cabinet­ry and island are made of espresso-stained reclaimed fir.

Ralph Lauren’s Kitchen

Ralph Lauren's Kitchen

Ralph Lauren’s modern kitchen features ovens and a cooktop by Wolf, a custom-crafted vent hood, and stainless steel and white lacquer cabinetry. Its island is sheathed in Celador, and its Bertoia barstools are by Knoll

Megan Mullally’s Kitchen

Megan Mullally's Kitchen

Designed by Ames Ingham, Mullally’s kitchen has a Dacor cooktop, CaesarStone countertops, and whitewashed-oak cabinetry.

Meg Ryan’s Kitchen

Meg Ryan's Kitchen

Pendant lights from Historical Materialism hover above an oak table in Meg Ryan’s fresh kitchen, which boasts a range from Viking.

 John Mayer’s Kitchen

John Mayer's Kitchen

Mayer’s elegant kitchen is embellished with pendant lamps by Alison Berger for Holly Hunt, and barstools by Armani/Casa.

Ellen Pompeo’s Kitchen

Ellen Pompeo's Kitchen

Decorated by Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, Ellen Pompeo’s simple kitchen features ample open shelving, industrial-style stainless-steel appliances, and terra-cotta floor tiles imported from France.

All photos courtesy of Elle Decor.

Ellen DeGeneres Buys $39M House

b41By Allie Early

Rumor has it that Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi snapped up Brody House, one of the most unique homes in the LA area. Constructed in 1949 by A. Quincy Jones, the home has been updated by designer Stephen Stone.

The clean, modern architectural features make this space a real stunner, though there’s one other feature that makes this home particularly special. Perhaps the home’s most unusual feature is its location…right next to the Playboy Mansion!

DeGeneres reportedly purchased the space at $39.88M, and for the money, she’s getting lush green lawns with mature trees, a covered patio lounge area, a beautiful in-ground pool, a tennis court, outdoor water features, a rooftop deck and more (not to mention some party animal neighbors)!


Ellen DeGeneres Buys $26M John Saladino Villa


By Allie Early

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi may have just purchased a stunning Italian-inspired villa in beautiful Montecito, CA. With recent renovations by John Saladino, how could they possibly go wrong? The home, originally built in the 20s, has been developed into a luxury estate with custom features like 18th-century Italian tiles. Publications like Elle Décor have pinpointed DeGeneres as a lover of design.

According to Curbed, the home features an antique Venetian statue, six bedrooms, 10,000 sq. ft., 18th-century Spanish entry gates, a guest apartment, terraced atrium garden, antique bathtub, two-level office suite, and amazing ocean views.