Most of us can’t even imagine the kind of luxury that goes into celebrity homes, and Jennifer Lopez’s new Bel Air estate purchased from Sela Ward is no exception. From the gourmet kitchen – a common feature in many celebrity homes – to the theatre and guest house, the eight acre property combines French and Southern styles for a mix of high-end luxury and welcoming comfort.
If you want to bring a little bit of that luxury to your own home, you may need to scale it back a little, but that doesn’t mean it’s all out of reach. Here’s a sneak peek at the property with a few hints on how to make those details your own.
Swap An Amphitheater For A Home Theatre
Lopez’s new property has an onsite outdoor amphitheater ideal for entertaining guests, but most of us don’t have the space to build an entire performance space on our property. More to scale would be her home theater, seating 30.
That may still be a little big, but most larger homes can accommodate a home theater in the den, family room, or spare bedroom. It may not be huge, but you’ll enjoy a bigger screen size and amplified sound. Add some extra comfortable seating, and you’ll have a luxurious viewing space.
Hit The Pool
The Bel Air estate has both a swimming pool and a manmade swimming pond, perfect for the California weather, but maybe a bit much for those in colder climates. Still, swimming pools are a staple of high end homes, and by investing in an in ground pool rather than the less expensive above ground option, you’ll add a little extra class. In ground pools are also less prone to leaks since they’re typically self-contained and lack liners prone to tearing.
Be sure you consult with a contractor before launching a pool installation project – you don’t want to put yourself in a position where an inopportune leak or similar problem causes you to spend your time worrying about home restoration projects rather than enjoying the sun.
Focus On Bathroom Luxury
Celebrities’ bathrooms are often more similar to spas than to your average shower and sink set-up. But if you have room for a tub, you have room to upgrade a little bit. Consider adding an old school claw footed tub and and a pedestal sink with some extra plush towels. Bathrooms don’t need much more than some fancy soap and good design to feel like the pleasure center of the home.
Everyone deserves to love where they live, which is why it’s worth it to follow celebs’ leads and make room for enjoyment. Home is our refuge from work, from the office and errands, and it should feel that way. Just channel your favorite celebrity and enjoy!