Those looking for a little home inspiration might find it in the Loz Felis home actor Leonardo DiCaprio just purchased for his mother. DiCaprio’s recently acquired the $7.1 million property that previously belonged to singer Gwen Stefani and actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Brett Lawyer of Hilton and Hyland handled the sale of the home while Jennifer Akbari of the Beverly Hills firm Compass served as the listing agent.
DiCaprio’s gift to his mother, Irmelin Indenbirken, is a gated property with a 5,000 square feet, four-bedroom, six-bathroom home. The Spanish Colonial home boasts arched doorways throughout, and Juliet balconies topped with a tiled roof. Admire its expansive, manicured lawns through stained-glass windows.
Indenbirken can entertain in the home’s formal living and dining rooms with tiled floors throughout. High ceilings with inlaid design throughout the home provide an airy space, while multiple fireplaces create an inviting ambiance in every gathering area. Its sweeping staircases and entry door with intricate carvings welcome guests while adding sophistication.
For less formal occasions, there is an eat-in kitchen. DiCaprio and his mother can enjoy a flick together in the entertainment/media room outfitted with a drop-down viewing screen. Of course, the home offers a lovely exterior, too.
When Indenbirken entertains, she and her guests can enjoy the home’s multiple courtyards and landscaped terraces, a vividly planted garden, and a view of the Griffith Observatory. The home’s outdoor living spaces also include a swimming pool with a detached bathroom and spa. The property also offers a detached Meditation/Yoga/Zen room.
Every aspect of the exterior of this home also contributes to the cozy, yet sophisticated aesthetic. Its stark white exterior walls juxtapose with its red clay roofing tiles to complete the vibe of visiting Spain.
Its drive ends at the garage, which boasts patterned garage doors. A garage staircase leads to a walkway to the main entrance as well as to the terracotta-tiled terrace on the far side of the home.
The terracotta flooring continues on the interior in the foyer. Wrought iron gates and an archway of concrete on the exterior mirrored by an archway on the interior of carved wood add to the uniqueness of this home. Curved staircases continue this unique elegance.
Like many celebrity homes, the prior owners sold the mansion partially furnished. While Di Caprio’s mother will have ample space to add to the furnishings, from the foyer to each of the bedrooms, the home already offers essential furniture, including the living room’s two beige sofas with two complementary patterned armchairs and an expansive glass-top coffee table. This conversation center in front of the fireplace invites residents on chilly nights.
The equally comfortable den pairs walls of dark green with an archway boasting a wrought-iron gate that leads to a Juliet balcony. Seating in the den includes a napping sofa and two brown leather armchairs.
Numerous rooms in the home offer reading nooks with benches that encourage curling up with a good book. The actor purchased a house for his mother that she can instantly call home.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.