The November issue of Architectural Digest hits newsstands on Tuesday and will mark the last under the direction of Paige Rense Noland, who began her reign as the magazine's editor in chief in 1971. Rob Lowe is the cover of the "People and Places" issue, and inside we're treated to a tour of his sweeping 20-room Georgian-style estate near Santa Barbara, which he shares with wife Sheryl and their two sons.
Here are a few excerpts from the article:
- Rob on what he wanted in a home: "I've always been to a historic, East Coast American aesthetic. But a house also has to be comfortable, able to withstand the simultaneous traffic of teenagers playing football on the lawn, barbecuing on the patio, me slipping off to write. Our challenge was extrapolating our views on how to live our lives and raise our children into what we need in a home."
- Sheryl on her husband's hobbies: "Besides sleeping, my husband's favorite things are reading, writing and music. Who else would have a piano bar?"
- Sheryl on their new home: "Looking through the living room windows from the front door, you see the ocean; from the pool, you see the mountains. Though large, the house has a human scale. It welcomes you."
- Rob on his dream home: "I always wanted that house where everybody wants to go — full of energy, dogs, music, fun. I wanted our house to be that house, and it is."
Continue reading for a sneak peek of Lowe's dream home and hear about the other celeb digs featured in the issue.
Absolutely stunning! Right? I couldn't imagine a more idyllic home. Head to Architectural Digest to see more photos of Rob's home and read the article. And pick up a copy of the issue for a tour of director Oliver Stone's Manhattan apartment, Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn's new duplex villa, Yankee pitcher C.C. Sabathia's New Jersey residence, oil legend T. Boone Pickens's Texas ranch, hotelier Jason Pomeranc's renovated midcentury LA home, and more.
The next issue of Architectural Digest will be the first under the direction of Margaret Russell, the former editor in chief of Elle Decor. Can't wait!