Diane Keaton is as much an A-list celebrity as she is a Los Angeles-area real estate overlord: in recent years, the actress has bought and sold a Ralph Flewelling home in Beverly Hills (which once was featured in Arch Digest), a Lloyd Wright estate in the Pacific Palisades, and a Wallace Neff design in Beverly Hills. She's also owned a cliffside number in Laguna Beach, and recently picked up a condo in Los Angeles' Arts District and a six-bedroom in the Pacific Palisades, leaving the SoCal market utterly bone-dry.
Fitting to all this, the architecture superfan and housewares designer has just released House, her second coffee table book, in which she highlights beautiful old buildings that have been reworked in some way, or beautiful new buildings that carry a torch for historically significant design. Keaton owns none of the houses featured—re-imagined barns, farmhouses, lofts, and warehouses by names like Annabelle Seldorf, Leroy Street Studio, and more—although she recently told T Magazine that her "relationship with them is the same as any house that I fall in love with: I want to own them. I want to own them all and travel and take care of them and give them away when I pass on and let them become museums. I just love every one." Above, have a look.
· Playing House [T]
· All Diane Keaton coverage [Curbed National]
· All Diane Keaton coverage [Curbed LA]