Hollywood heavyweights Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith open up their home to the new issue of Architectural Digest where they explain the flow of their home and get photographed as a family for the very first time.
The Smiths‘ highly personal retreat near Calabasas, California, is featured in the September issue that focuses on the homes’ sophisticated commons spaces as well as the children’s bright bedrooms. And this feature happens to be the first time the talented clan has been photographed together as a group.
The Smith home was designed by architect, Stephen Samuelson, and includes innumerable handcrafted elements to ensure a feeling of intimacy and love in the 25,000 square foot home. Will says the floor plan was designed so there would be “no dead ends…to create an infinite cycle that represented what Jada and I hoped for our love.”
Jada adds, “For Will and me this home was always a spiritual endeavor…we’re very earthy, organic people. We wanted to create a family retreat, something made by hand and as natural as possible, something that ties back to the land.”
“Whatever it becomes, the craftsmanship will always represent our union and the love of our family,” she says.
The September issue of Architectural Digest is available on newsstands August 9.
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