Celebrity Homes: Tour Dakota Johnson’s Mid Century House ⇒ Dakota Johnson invited the Architectural Digest team to see her place of refuge from the hectic Los Angeles lifestyle. With a unique, mid-century interior design style, this incredible celebrity home not only comes with an amazing design but also with an amazing story!
The house, built by architect Carl Maston, was bought by Dakota Johnson four years ago, “I was immediately drawn to how it was clean but also cozy,” she says. “I thought, I’ll never want to sell this place.” She also liked the backstory: “Maston was buddies with Lautner and Neutra, and they’d all go to Musso & Frank’s together because there was a hostess that they were all in love with. Carl ended up marrying her, and this was the house they lived in.”
After her huge success as a protagonist of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, which she started filming when she was 24, Dakota Johnson decided to buy her own little escape where she could put down roots, “I thought it would be healthy to have a base”.
The design firm Pierce & Ward, which has offices in L.A. and Nashville, helped Dakota Johnson fulfil her home wish list. “Dakota was extremely fun to work with because she had a very clear vision of what she wanted,” Ward says. “We basically made mood boards and came over for fabric-selecting. And wine.” The biggest challenge of the home renovation process was the second floor. “The upstairs floor was made entirely of cork, which was really cool but wasn’t salvageable.”
“With my job and the velocity at which my schedule can change, it’s important for me to have a place to go to and it be mine,” Dakota Johnson admits. “Psychologically, I’m moored somewhere. This place is my anchor.”
Photo Credit: Simon Upton
Source: Architectural Digest
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