By Andrea Park
Originally Published by Architecturaldigest.com
And we agree with Cindy when she says “it’s heavenly.”
After appearing on hundreds of magazine covers, walking in countless runway shows, writing a book and parenting two teens, Cindy Crawford has earned the right to relax — and there’s no better place to do it than at her beautiful beachside Malibu home. In a new “73 Questions” video from Vogue, the supermodel takes viewers on a tour of the house, and although nothing can ever truly compare to seeing Crawford perfectly recreate her iconic Pepsi ad (wait until the end of the video!), sneaking a peek at her impeccably designed home is a close second.
The tour starts, of course, at the front door of the home Crawford shares with husband Rande Gerber, son Presley, and daughter Kaia. The path leading to the huge farmhouse-style door is surrounded with a serene koi pond and huge aloe vera plants and other succulents, which spill over into the house’s foyer. The entryway is outfitted in creamy white walls and mahogany wood, and features framed photos of Crawford (and maybe Kaia — it’s nearly impossible to tell them apart) on the walls and massive sculptures next to the door and under the carpeted staircase. As Crawford so aptly puts it, living in Malibu is “heavenly.”
The foyer leads into a small front room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the beach, a huge round table in the center of the room that’s covered in black and white family photos. Next to this room is an open-plan family room and kitchen, all of which is bathed in bright natural light and done in shades of cream and navy blue. The welcoming family room boasts a huge fireplace, large TV, cushy white armchairs and couch covered in nautical navy throw pillows, a mirror hanging over the fireplace, and wooden tables covered in books and huge white candles in hurricane glasses. The kitchen has a massive island in the center that serves as the perfect hub for entertaining, and the counters feature flower arrangements and the model’s kids’ framed artwork. The huge subzero fridge has plenty of room for Crawford’s go-to dinner party menu ingredients: “Grilled salmon, roasted potatoes, a salad and a pie.”
Outside the family room’s bay windows is an incredible patio with views of both the Pacific Ocean and a large swimming pool a level below. Much like the kitchen, the deck is practically made for entertaining: There’s a distressed wood dinner table that can seat 10, a large daybed, and a fire pit surrounded by four wooden armchairs. All of the seating is covered in matching blue cushions, and the deck is adorned with more aloe vera and large succulents. Sitting in one of the cushy armchairs, Crawford says the home has been the site of many exciting events, like a Fourth of July party where Kid Rock served as DJ and the time “my husband managed to sneak a piano into our house on Christmas morning.”
The tour of the dreamy, beachy home ends in Crawford’s office, which can be reached by walking back toward the front door, through another open-plan sitting room, dining room, and living room that feature dark wood beams, paneling, and furniture, huge potted palms, creamy cushions, and two more fireplaces. The small room off the foyer is pretty much what you would expect a retired supermodel’s office to look like: It’s filled with ethereal natural light thanks to the billowy white curtains covering the bay windows, there’s a chic glass desk and tan leather office chair, and one wall is covered with an enormous mirror while the other is hung with gold-framed magazine covers and modeling shots from Crawford’s illustrious career.
The Malibu home is just one of Gerber and Crawford’s many beautiful properties. They own a lakefront house in a secluded Ontario vacation community, a stunning Mexican villanext door to George and Amal Clooney, and a luxury apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Additionally, the pair have tried their hand at house-flipping, recently purchasing, renovating, and reselling a $60 million Malibu home last year.