Inside Rochelle Gores Fredston's Beverly Hills Home
By Sue Hostetler
In the guest bedroom, leafy tropical curtains by F. Schumacher & Co. confer natural elegance and zest. And who can resist the celebratory red drapes, chandelier and various citrus accents in the living room? Behnke’s license to go bright and bold even carries through to the landscaping—a grand cascade of fuchsia bougainvillea decorates the charming patio. This is a home that feels well loved and conveys a “happily ever after” quality.
“The finished house is the product of creativity, a lot of fun and hard work,” says Gores Fredston. “We think it’s a nice reflection of our life together—it’s an oasis in our work-hard/play-hard lives.” The long search for the perfect home ended in 2008 when Gores Fredston—who had moved to LA in July 2007 and was living in a rental—spotted this Spanish-style home perched on a winding hill. Built in 1933, the 4,000-square-foot structure originally had four bedrooms, but Gores Fredston transformed two of them into jaw-dropping his-and-her closets.
Gores Fredston says her closet—with its clean lines and grown-up, sophisticated feel—is one of her favorite rooms in the house. And with its floor-to-ceiling shelves of shoes, it’s every little girl’s dream.
Photographs by Ulrica Wihlborg