For a change, prolific house flipper Diane Keaton has put her private residence on the market after teaming up with interior designer Stephen Shadley to make extensive changes. The 8,434-square-foot house is a Spanish Colonial Revival in Beverly Hills with seven bedrooms and nine baths, and is listed for $12,995,000.
It was originally designed in the 1920s by architect Ralph Flewelling, who is well-known for the fountain he designed for the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards in Los Angeles. The home is decorated with a sort of Spanish authenticity combined with an "old California" reference, giving it a very Western vibe. Its fantastic lighting, vast courtyard, and stunning architectural features (arches galore) are undoubtedly its greatest features, although Keaton and Shadley have given a very welcoming, rustic polish that I find unique. I don't know how I feel about the sleeping Mexican farmer statues arranged around her courtyard fountain — common in missions, but strange in a home. Be sure to check out an article about the property in Architectural Digest and see additional photos when you