Monday, May 24, 2010

Design Find: Gerard Butler`s house......

Thirteen-foot-tall mahogany doors with a knocker that could summon the dead. A ceiling fresco depicting the rape of Ganymede. Plaster walls chipped and mottled with age, massive columns supporting limestone lions, crystal chandeliers casting spidery shadows…. Medieval castle? Ancestral manor house? Try a two-story loft in the heart of New York’s ultratrendy Chelsea district. The doors alone are remarkable enough to stop the most jaded Manhattanite in his tracks: Who in the world lives here?

Why, King Leonidas of Sparta, who else? The place starts to make a little more sense when one considers that its owner is the actor Gerard Butler, and Gerard Butler is known for channeling such larger-than-life figures as the Spartan king, Attila the Hun, Dracula, the Phantom of the Opera and Beowulf. “I wanted something elegant and gorgeous and at the same time rather masculine and raw,” the actor declares, his Glasgow burr somehow enhancing the description. “I guess I would describe the apartment as bohemian old-world rustic château with a taste of baroque.”.....see article in the May issue of Architectual Digest....


Architecture by Alexander Gorlin Architects/Interior Design by Elvis Restaino

Text by Peter Haldeman/Photography by Durston Saylor
Portrait by Harry Benson


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gypsy,

Now that looks a comfortable place to live, thanks for sharing


The Tablescaper said...

I'm conjuring up images of what the rest of the apartment looks like.

- The Tablescaper

Andrea said...

Love it! But I gotta say, I love Gerard Butler more. He is dreeeeeamy!! LOL

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

So sexy, the man and the loft. Found you through Agneta @ Wabi and Sabi, nice to meet you, I'm Lisa!

AuroraSuzette said...

I like that island, and those high ceilings. And him.

My Grama's Soul said...

I saw this spread in Architectural knocked my socks off!!


Mona Thompson said...

My issue came and got buried in a pile of to do lists. I will definitely have to dig it out. Thanks for sharing.

Pooch Morning Glory said...

i forgot to look at the apartment...
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