Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Give AD a Candid Update on Their Home Journey
Around September, when Chrissy Teigen and John Legend began posting Instagram Stories and pictures from a rental home instead of the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion they’ve owned since 2016, “people really knew it,” Teigen tells AD. What she means is that her 33 million plus Instagram followers noticed immediately that her content—which generally includes cooking tutorials, adorable moments with her children, Luna, 4, and Miles, 2, and comedic commentary—was no longer taking place against the backdrop of her Don Stewart–designed house, with its muted color palette, abundance of textures, and now famous kitchen.
“I feel like people got to know us and our home and I think a lot of people will miss seeing us there,” says Legend. The couple first put the dwelling on the market in August, decamping to a rental and purchasing a new place which they are currently in the process of renovating. Despite previous reports that the house sold quickly, it is actually still on the market for $22.495 million. Legend confirms that they are willing to negotiate the sale of the furniture in the home, save for a sentimental table and chandelier with his song lyrics on it. And though they are looking forward to a new space after a tumultuous year (in late September, they suffered the death of their unborn son, Jack), they are both sad to see a chapter close with the sale of their memory-filled home.
Below, both the EGOT-winner and the Cravings cookbook author reminisce about their former residence and tell AD how they are designing their future.
Architectural Digest: Why did you decide to move?
John Legend: We thought we were going to have a new addition to our family earlier this year, and so we were thinking we wanted more bedrooms and more living space. And we still expect to expand our family in the near future.
AD: When you moved into the home in 2016, how did you put your stamp on it? What will the new owner be inheriting from you?
JL: There is so much that we changed from what we originally paid for. The entire vibe of the house is different. The only thing we really kept was the floor and the gym. The staircase we made into a spiral staircase. The ceiling is a beautiful hand carved southeast Asian ceiling. We changed all the fireplaces. We just made it warmer and more earthy and also added, I think, some really cool Asian-inspired touches. Chrissy is proud of her heritage, and [our designer] Don Stewart is inspired by some of the architectural flourishes from southeast Asia and incorporated it into the home in a beautiful way.