Jennifer Lopez's Calif. Home Redesign Revealed

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jennifer lopez new homeThe unveiled design of Jennifer Lopez's home is "modern and streamlined," according to an article in the January/February issue of Veranda, which features seven photos of the pop star's abode.

Although the magazine, by way of contract with Lopez, cannot reveal the location of the home other than that it is in California, the home appears to be J-Lo's 17,129-square-foot estate in the Ashley Ridge section of Hidden Hills, Calif.

The interior designer, Michelle Workman, who added the blues and grays with bronze accents in several rooms of the house (pictured below) and gutted the kitchen in under 10 weeks, told AOL Real Estate that they were on a schedule to complete the look before the singer's well-publicized June house-warming, which was a combo anniversary party for the star and her husband Marc Anthony Muniz.

The curvy staircase pictured in the double-high entry resembles the staircase in photos on Shelterpop of the same 9-bedroom, 12-bath, home the "American Idol" judge purchased in San Fernando Valley earlier this year with her husband. The home, complete with a 20-seat movie theater, recording studio, wine cellar, tennis courts, and swimming pool on nine acres, was last listed for $9.995 million.

"The kitchen is one of the most beautiful rooms in the house," says Workman, who says one of her
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favorite elements is "a ceramic tile on the backsplash that looks like a dusty antique mirror. There is also a stove with brass elements. It is not something you see in the photo [in Veranda]. Only the beakfast area of that room is in the photos in the magazine."

"At Veranda, we generally don't feature homes of celebrities, but when I saw Jennifer Lopez's house, I knew our readers would love it because it's glamorous, but also feels real and personal," Editor-in-Chief Dara Caponigro told AOL. "To me, it's a perfect reflection of Jennifer." However, the magazine, whose theme for the month is "American Glamor," did not put the celebrity or her home on the cover.

In the eight-page spread readers learn the redesigned Lopez home has lots of silks, velvet and leather. Workman tells the magazine the fabrics make it "graceful, with just enough sparkle" without being stuffy and conservative. With the gray tones, she says it is almost like a black-and-white film from the 1940s.

"We went through several different designs [such as a French chateau-inspiration] before we landed on something we both were happy with. We were going for something very chic and elegant, yet family friendly that would showcase the personalities of Marc and Jennifer," Workman tells AOL Real Estate, adding that the couple was easy to work with and made decisions very quickly. "This is the third project I worked on with them. I did their guest house of a previous house and then that main house before this project."

A year ago, December 2009, Lopez sold her five-bedroom Bel Air mansion for $6.2 million, just under the nearly $6.25 million she paid for it in January 2005. The farmhouse-style home was originally listed for $8.5 million and had dropped to $7.9 by time the offer came in.





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