The November issue of Architectural Digest hits newsstands on Tuesday and will mark the last under the direction of Paige Rense Noland, who began her reign as the magazine's editor in chief in 1971. Rob Lowe is the cover of the "People and Places" issue, and inside we're treated to a tour of his sweeping 20-room Georgian-style estate near Santa Barbara, which he shares with wife Sheryl and their two sons.
Here are a few excerpts from the article:
- Rob on what he wanted in a home: "I've always been to a historic, East Coast American aesthetic. But a house also has to be comfortable, able to withstand the simultaneous traffic of teenagers playing football on the lawn, barbecuing on the patio, me slipping off to write. Our challenge was extrapolating our views on how to live our lives and raise our children into what we need in a home."
- Sheryl on her husband's hobbies: "Besides sleeping, my husband's favorite things are reading, writing and music. Who else would have a piano bar?"
- Sheryl on their new home: "Looking through the living room windows from the front door, you see the ocean; from the pool, you see the mountains. Though large, the house has a human scale. It welcomes you."
- Rob on his dream home: "I always wanted that house where everybody wants to go — full of energy, dogs, music, fun. I wanted our house to be that house, and it is."