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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Am I the Only One?


I know. I know. These pictures of Jennifer Aniston's newly remodeled home have been all over the Internet.


Everyone seems to love it.



And I have to admit it is pretty cool.


If you are a man. Does this house not look totally masculine to you?


If you asked me to guess who lived here, I would say a single man who travels a lot. Definitely a lady's man. More John Meyer than Jennifer Aniston. (By the way, what did she ever see in him?) And there are no personal touches. It is a little weird.


Would I like to spend a week here by the pool? Maybe drink a cocktail by the fire? You bet!!! Live here? I don't think so. What about you? What do you think?

pictures from Architectural Digest, Shelter

48 comments :

  1. I love the clean lines, but it needs a lot to make it feel warmer and more comfortable. There are no personal touches (or so it appears...maybe moved for the photo shoot?)...the lack of personal touches makes me think of a rental (yes, a nice one).

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  2. Couldn't agree more. It's the "no personal touches" that rubbed me the wrong way. This is YOUR house, not a hotel.

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  3. Very much agree... it's a little odd to me. Love the views and some of the rooms, but...

    And never would have expected a pool table in her home!

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  4. So funny, I opened the article ready to be all jealous of the house and I actually hated it! Def agree with your comments that it looks like a man's house.

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  5. I didn't like it either. It's not my style, and it's so dark. If I had her money, I would do things very differently!!

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  6. I totally agree with you. Not my style or many others for that fact.

    Good post!

    XOXO

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  7. Like you, I also think it would be a fab hotel. Can't help but love the purple pool table. Wondering if it's some sort of way of sticking it to Brad, with all his zen/modern architectural aspirations? (Probably reading too much into it, I need to get a life), also wonder WHY John Meyer...he's such an ___! Until he starts to sing...then I find myself shamecrushin' abit.

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  8. totally agree. i commented on this a while back on someone else's post and said that i felt like it was decorated with an endless budget and too much attention to acquiring the best of the best of the best but no time adding the owner's personal affects. which is essentially what you said. in the article she even said she decorated it for her friends. she wanted it to be a place for them to come over and never want to leave or some such needy bullshit. which would explain the lack of hominess. who's home?!?! still, i would stay there and swim in the pool and drink all her booze and puke in her toilet.

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  9. I am so glad you said something. To be honest, it's not my favorite for a man or a woman. It's so cold and the colors, in my opinion are not well executed. I too would be happy by the pool though!

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  10. It does seem very masculine. Love the view and the pool, though!

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  11. You know, that house reminds me of Brad Pitt's design aesthetic combined with Kelly Wearstler. Pitt is super design interested, and I'm sure it rubbed off on her while they were married :)

    I do think it's kinda cool that she clearly is doing her own thing without going for the girly, glamorous style we all love.

    I would go crazy living in that house though. Give me some chinoserie! Add a little glamour! Some flowers!

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  12. The whole house looks like it was from decades old Architectural digest. Right? Not cool enough to be James Bond.
    Jen, get yourself some girlie stuff and invite your gals pals over for pedis and martinis.

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  13. I totally agree! Definitely NOT my style! Very cold and impersonal!

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  14. Wow, I definitely agree! The design itself if very cool, but looks like a bachelor lives there, not a single gal! I'm surprised, I definitely thought there would be more feminine touches.

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  15. I totally agree with you. The whole place looks so dark and personality-deprived.

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  16. i'd want to date the guy with a pad like this.

    maybe she's decorating to attract the right man? (i.e., ready for some lucky dude to move right in)

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  17. Hmmmm I'm sitting on the fence with this one. Part of me loves it because it's so different from my style, but part of me needs a little more warmth & more comfort. I think this house should be in Palm Springs for the Rat Pack. So Oceans 11 {where's Cloney & Brad?}. I can look at it & admire it, but couldn't live in it.

    xoxo,
    Alexandra

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  18. Looks like a man cave to me!

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  19. No, you're not the only one.
    It looked like a hotel to me.
    And I have absolutely no idea what she saw in John Mayer.

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  20. eh, I don't really get it either.

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  21. I have seen these pictures elsewhere but I guess I paid no attention to who owned the home. Her and her house are fabulous. i can only hope I look half as good as her when i turn 40. And my favorite is the living room overlooking the city lights. awesome!

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  22. Would be a great place to stay at for a long weekend, or maybe even a week, other than that, no thanks. Not my style.

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  23. Evidently you're not the only one...not my favorite either!

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  24. I agree, not girly enough ! She needs some pink in there.

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  25. i totally don't like it...maybe it's b/c we are use to southern design and that is so far from what i find appealing.....

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  26. Have to totally agree. It is lacking in style.

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  27. Just found your blog. And, complete agree on this. I didn't even bother reading the article b/c it really just didn't interest me....being honest..

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  28. Yes, it's very dark and manly... but I think it probably suits her pretty well. She's not so glamorous of a person to begin with, more of a guy's girl.

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  29. My thoughts exactly!

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  30. I completely agree with you! I am not a fan of this house - it is cold and very masculine. It isn't even the kind of hotel I would be drawn too. The cement planter says hotel lobby to me. They were smart to shoot it at dusk-that adds some allure to any home!

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  31. Ditto. Not my style or taste but whatever.

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  32. I'm so glad you did this post. I totally agree. I'm just not into it. I actually called it boring on one blog and later commenters got all bent out of shape. But I still think I'm entitled to feel bored by it. Which I do. There are elements I think are really amazing (the view, for one!) but all in all, it's one that didn't have me thinking about much beyond my initial peak.... Marija

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  33. you know, waaaaaaaay back, before brad, the home she had was definitely on the feminine side. i remember reading somewhere one of her friends' saying (after her breakup with brad), something about her now being able to decorate the way she wanted to (that she didn't like brad's modern design aesthetic). so all i could think when i saw this was 'it's brad.' i don't like it at all. don't think i'll be running out to buy this issue, that's for sure.

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  34. I'm so glad someone said it! I feel the same as you, totally looks like a mans place for sure!

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  35. I am with you all the way. I liked the cover shot and chair and that was pretty much it. It seemed so cold and lifeless...the opposite of her vibrant personality!

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  36. I totally agree with you. It's beautiful in a "hotel" kind of a way. Very cold and impersonal. It actually made me a little sad for her when I saw the pictures. I think she needs to add some personal touches.

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  37. Agreed. It reflects her evasive, hard to get to know persona ... Seems very sweet, but not too sentimental.

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  38. I am right with you. It is very masculine and feels "cold". Nice to visit, wouldn't want to live there...

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  39. I completely agree. It's so impersonal. I wonder if it was completely staged for the photo shoot or if she really does live like this. It's one thing to have a man-friendly pad, but another entirely to have a pad that looks like only a man lives there.

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  40. I think it suits her. Strong. Hard. Cold on the first impression. Honest. Sexy. Brave. I could live there yes. If I were single with money and decidedly childfree. You bet-love it.

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  41. Cold, impersonal, masculine. I found it to be rather depressing!

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  42. I think you may be right. Not uber girly but very interesting.

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  43. I'm not a girly girl, but I thought this place looked a little manly too. It looks like a show home, not lived in at all. I shoot interiors, I know about all the trickery, that goes into a shoot sometimes, but this is a bit much.
    The home itself, and that view. Like it.

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  44. Would definitely looove to relax by that fire place with a nice glass of vino....but WAY too masculine for my own personal taste!

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