Nocturnal Animals: Part Deux
The film Nocturnal Animals is now available on demand so I recently watched it again. I fast forwarded the uncomfortable parts and focused on the chic scenes of Amy Adams’ character and her modernist home.
Today I found out that the Malibu home in question actually belongs to real estate mogul Kurt Rappaport and was featured in Architectural Digest in June 2014. The the 15,000-square-foot residence and landscape was designed by Scott Mitchell and decorated by Denise Kuriger.
What’s really funny is that I already posted some of these photos when the house was the site of the JK Place Malibu pop up last year. The real life interiors are much warmer and inviting than those in the movie which is why I didn’t recognize that it was the same house used for Nocturnal Animals.
I was at the Met Breuer this weekend to dine at their new Flora Bar restaurant. It has a similar design of concrete and wood and is also warmer than you would think for Brutalist architecture. Sometimes the design we think is not our style can grow on you over time if you keep an open mind.