Diane Keaton is a prodigious house flipper — buying, renovating, living in, then selling numerous properties in Los Angeles over the last 15 years.
But at 71, she’s finally found a place that’s not going anywhere, or so she recounts in Wine Spectator, where her latest real estate conquest is featured this month.
The actress shares her current home, an 8,000-square-foot converted industrial building in L.A.’s Sullivan Canyon, with her daughter, Dexter, 22, son Duke, 16, and the family’s golden retriever, Emma.
Keaton documents the project of transforming the unusual space into a cozy, modern-rustic retreat straight out of a Nancy Meyers movie (of which she’s starred in a few) in her new book, The House that Pinterest Built. And yes, she says, she really is obsessed with the online platform: “I recommend it to any kind of a person who’s a tear-sheet person, which is basically what I was,” she writes.
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But the inspiration for one part of the house comes from pre-Pinterest days. “My favorite room in my home is that damn kitchen,” she says. The soaring space features wood beams, skylights and industrial touches and is designed to evoke Keaton’s New York apartment that she was living in just after filming Annie Hall with Woody Allen.
“It was one of those remarkable apartments,” she remembers. “There was a window on every side. Everything was wide open. That was the beginning of my true interest in architecture.”
The home maintains ties to another American region not quite as far as New York City: Northern California’s wine country. The actress, a vino devotee, stores plenty of her own private label in her kitchen’s dedicated bottle storage. The two blends, known as Keaton Red and Keaton White, are made by Shaw-Ross Importers and Napa winemaker Robert Pepi.
While her itch to flip will no doubt take hold again soon, for now, the icon can be found in “that damn kitchen” drinking wine in her preferred preparation: in a lowball glass, over ice.
Read the full story and see more images on winespectator.com.