Actress Carey Mulligan and Mumford & Sons lead singer Marcus Mumford recently purchased a lavish period turnkey lifestyle property in Los Angeles, according to Dirt. The entertainment-industry pair paid $6.5 million for the 1928-built Spanish-style property.
The design of the mini-estate manages to pack a compound into a .17-acre lot without looking unduly cramped. An element of such smoke and mirrors trickery is the unusual degree of engaging detail in the property exterior; as it unfolds, it distracts in the most pleasing of ways, the surprises accumulating into the fantastically romantic.
The stucco home’s exterior and the outdoor spaces that surround the home establish a rambling narrative, with a tile roof, turret, casement windows, cool-toned trim, wrought iron, tile staircase risers, fire pit with L-shaped stucco bench, grassy pool area, stucco retaining walls and planters, and a loggia enclosed with an arcade wall all contributing to the tale.
The home’s interiors have been adjusted somewhat to suit contemporary tastes, so the degree of period detail inside has been toned down as the decades have come and gone; the result is a more neutral style, with white walls and ceilings, a bit of wrought iron, hardwood plank, and French doors filling out a foundation of bright, warm-oriented airiness. Highlights include the alcove range and its tiled backsplash in the kitchen, and the turret living area, which seems to have a private entrance.
Mulligan’s upcoming films include the Brad Pitt-produced biographical drama She Said; the film covers the story of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct allegations. She also stars in Spaceman, with Adam Sandler and Kunal Nayyar, and Maestro, with Bradley Cooper, Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, and Sarah Silverman.
Mumford & Sons are well-loved in the U.S., perhaps even more so than in their native UK. The band has released four studio albums; a very successful debut which peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, and three subsequent albums which made it to number one.