for architectural digestBy Carson Griffith.
Sarah Paulson has been outspoken that success – at least on a commercial level – came later in life. The 42-year-old, who got her start as an actress in her teens, said she doesn’t think her acting career began just four years ago, when she appeared as Epps’ racist mistress in The New York Times. 12 years a slave. Seemingly in keeping with the tradition of taking her time with things, it wasn’t until last fall that Paulson became her first-time homeowner, thanks in no small part to her American Horror Story Fellow Castmate Emma Roberts. During the Tribeca Film Festival, Paulson spoke with ad Around her new home at McIntosh Townhouse, where she was partying 2nd Moet Moment Film FestivalAn annual competition that encourages a new generation of artists dedicated to telling stories through film. Although the 2,100-square-foot single-story home in the Hollywood Hills West was renovated shortly before Paulson bought it from Roberts, she decided to make some personal modifications to it herself, and thus has not yet moved into the three-bedroom, 3.5-bath home. , originally built in 1949. If the end result is anything close to elegant as this American Crime Story As the actress hits the red carpet, we can’t wait to see the final result.
ad: A little bird told us that you just bought a house.
Sarah Paulson: I just bought a house! It’s in Los Angeles.
ad: And Emma Roberts had it, right? Were you hanging out there once and asked if you could buy them, or how?
SP: I’ve never actually been to her house but I really started for the first time… I’m a New Yorker at heart so the idea of living in a box above a subway station never bothered me and that’s all I ever really thought I wanted And I was perfectly satisfied, but it turns out that when you live in LA long enough, you start to realize: “Wait, you mean I can spot a rug, a bedspread, a painting that I love?!” And suddenly those things started to turn into things I was so familiar with. In terms of my personal tastes. And I think Emma has great taste. And we worked together, and I think Emma was doing that Queens exclaims At that time I still do American Horror Story, and I was standing with one of the producers, who’s also a friend of Emma’s, and I very casually wrote, “Oh, I want to sell my house.” I don’t think she was that serious. I was sitting there and I said, “Now tell her I want to go see that house!” And it happened way too quickly, I’m not 100 percent sure she really wanted to do it but it’s too late now – she’s already done so many things that you can’t even imagine!
ad: So you’re renovating and renovating?
SP: I have renewed – the renewal has not even started. I took out a lot of the stuff that was in there. I changed the floors. There were beautiful 12″ wide oak floors that I pulled and poured polished concrete throughout the house. I just love this look. I love the idea of having something really cool at the bottom of something and building warmth out of it, because I love color. I have a lot of Moroccan Weird French things happen in my house, turquoise and fuchsia, so I thought, if I have a nice gray floor and white walls, I have a nice clean palette to play with.
adWhat other items do you already have that you would put in or are looking to purchase?
SP: I bought a trio of Laura Owens, who is an artist I’ve always loved, and it’s the first piece of art I’ve ever bought. It’s a beautiful triptych of fuchsia, black, and turquoise, and I’m going to use it to inspire my own rug selection. I’m going to work with a designer, because I did everything else on my own: I renovated my bathroom, pulled out the entire floor, and did all the tiles. I mean, I didn’t get down on my hands and knees, but I designed it myself, and I’m so happy. I have a beautiful floating walnut bench in my sauna. It’s heavenly beautiful. I haven’t gone to it yet though. I’ve had it for seven months and still haven’t used it. So I don’t know what that’s like! (Laugh).
adDo you have any dream items or plans for the house you have your eye on now that you’re a first-time homeowner?
SP: Well, no, but I think the big mistake I made was making it all about the inside. The house is really an ‘in-and-out’ home, as the front of the house is really unassuming as there are really no windows. You can’t really make out what it is and in the back, where the master bedroom and living room are, all the floor to ceiling windows open completely, so it’s basically about the outside being part of the inside. I haven’t done anything outside yet. Emma never did anything, and it turns out she was like, “You can get by Swimming pool Here if you want one, it is allowed. And I’m like, ‘Oh, wow! The guy came over, and it turns out there’s actually a swimming pool underground! I just saw her one day and I’m like, ‘Did you know you had a swimming pool in there?’ She was like, ‘What! I would charge you more money! “
ad: This is madness! So, are you looking for it, then?
SP: From the way it looks, it looks like a kidney bean, and I’m not that into it. I want a nice swimming pool. The good news is, what you mean by structurally, I’m ready and intact. Because I think all that happens is you don’t know if you have a bedrock or a dump there. So they have to do all these soil tests. So I don’t have to do any of those because we know there’s a structure underneath it, so it will save me a little bit of time and some money, which is good. But it was crazy seeing a hologram of my backyard, and I sent it to Emma and said, “Here’s what’s in my backyard.” She’d say, “I can’t believe it. I didn’t know!” Because I’m sure she would have just dug it up and had the pool in there and then I wouldn’t have to put her in it.
ad: So I guess that means pool parties will be at your place?
SP: Yes, the pool parties will be at my house, exactly, but they won’t be ready until Thanksgiving, so that’s the tragedy of it because I spent so much time doing inside that I forgot I had to do outside, too. I was like, oh, I’ll worry about that later. Then I got up there and opened all my doors and said, Oh, the backyard is a disaster! This must be dealt with immediately. So. You live and learn when you buy your first home and I try to take comfort in the fact that everyone tells me that’s par for the course: “Just give it a second, you’ll figure things out.” And they kept telling me: Don’t decorate everything right away, because you want to be in it and really see it. What you need, what you hate, what you have and love, and what you thought would be great is not. And you don’t want to rush into anything…before you live it and then you realize it’s not coffee table This fits your life. So, they just asked me to be patient, which isn’t my strong suit.
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