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After being underwhelmed by other homes on the market, Hill was stopped in her tracks when she stepped inside what ended up being her dream home—a rustic-looking 1936 log cabin with a rich Nashville pedigree. It was built by Wold | HFR Design, the architecture firm responsible for renovating iconic local buildings, including the Ryman Auditorium and the Parthenon.
Hill’s house sits back from the street on a lush, tree-filled 1.29-acre corner lot, with thick bamboo groves shielding the home from the busy 12South neighborhood just blocks away. With abundant outdoor living space and a shaded pool, it’s a verdant oasis in what has become one of the country’s quickest growing cities.—Libby Callaway
Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine’s Soulful Los Angeles Home
Life at the home of Adam and Behati Prinsloo Levine doesn’t seem very, well, rock-and-roll-y. Or supermodel-y, for that matter. The rooms aren’t cavernous, there’s no crazy waterfall or lagoon, and instead of zebra stripes and patent leather, all the furniture is covered in lovely linens and bouclés. Nothing feels even vaguely louche. To be fair, Adam does own a king’s ransom in groovy, blue-chip sneakers, but the closet where he keeps them has a Rick Owens daybed smack in the middle of it. That’s something you don’t see on your average episode of Cribs.
“We didn’t want a palatial McMansion. That’s just not who we are,” insists the Maroon 5 frontman, who is currently touring in support of the band’s latest album, Jordi. “We were attracted to this place because it felt homey. You could tell that kids had lived here before,” adds Behati, describing the allure of the couple’s Pacific Palisades property as a refuge for themselves and their two daughters, Dusty and Gio.
Adam and Behati once again tapped Clements Design—the AD100 firm’s first monograph, Eight Homes (Rizzoli), launches this month—to conjure their vision of a high-design, low-pretension family oasis. “We basically stripped it all down. We simplified the materials and color palette and exposed the bones of the house to create a beautiful, neutral backdrop for their collections of art and design,” Tommy Clements notes. “Adam is an obsessive design junkie. He and Behati like to live with beautiful things, but in a super-casual way, where the kids have the run of the house, and friends and family are always welcome,” Kathleen adds.—Mayer Rus
Alessandra Ambrosio’s Southern California Home
“I travel constantly for work, but when I’m not on the road, I just want to be at home with my kids,” Alessandra Ambrosio says, describing her love affair with the Los Angeles–area dream house she shares with her ten-year-old daughter, Anja, and her six-year-old son, Noah. Her 1920s residence in Santa Monica is a quintessentially Angeleno Spanish Colonial Revival design. “I come from a small town in Brazil, and Santa Monica has a similar vibe. I had to be near the beach, someplace where you can feel and smell the ocean breeze. This is my paradise,” she explains.