Inside Robert Downey Jr.’s Windmill Home in the Hamptons | Open Door | Architectural Digest

Опубликовано: 30 окт 2017
In this episode of Open Door, Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, Avengers) and wife Susan Downey turned a converted windmill into a stylish and charming Hamptons home. In this funny, full-access house tour, the Downeys show off their favorite art, let you into their closets and explain why their cats have full run of the place.

"We wanted something we haven’t seen a million times,” the Iron Man star says, describing the property itself as well as the decorative ministrations of AD100 designer Joe Nahem and the team at New York City-based Fox-Nahem Associates.

The Downeys originally met Nahem two summers ago, when they rented the heavenly Amagansett country house the designer shares with his partner, Jeffrey Fields.

The Downeys said goodbye to Nahem and Fields that summer with a request that the designers alert them to any particularly enticing properties coming onto the market in the Hamptons. Several months later, Nahem found a place that more than fit the bill: a late-19th century windmill folly, originally constructed as a playhouse, that had been transformed into a full-fledged residence by way of structural additions grafted onto the building in the decades following its construction. Among the many attributes of the estate were proximity to the town of East Hampton coupled with the privacy of a secluded location, enchanting gardens conjured by landscape designer Joseph Tyree for the home’s previous owners, and those sublime trees that dot the lawns like masterpieces of sculpture.

Nahem didn’t have much time to revel in the triumph of his matchmaking. As soon as his clients acquired the property, they gave their designer a mere six weeks to transform the home into a Downey-rific sanctuary keyed to the couple’s adventurous aesthetic tastes and the comfort of their children, five-year-old son Exton and three-year-old daughter Avri. (The actor has another son, 24-year-old Indio, with his ex-wife, Deborah Falconer.)

Happily, once the holiday season was over, Nahem and his team were able to return to the home and begin the renovation in earnest. One of the biggest changes was the reconfiguration of the living room that lies just beyond the octagonal entry foyer at the base of the windmill. To give the transitional area a greater sense of place, the designer sunk the living room several feet and anchored it with a massive wraparound fireplace wall by ceramic artist Peter Lane.

Another major component of the renovation involved rethinking the pool area to suit the Downeys’ vision of easy, breezy outdoor leisure. Rather than making the guesthouse do double duty as a swimming cabana, as it had in the previous scheme, Nahem designed a freestanding poolside pavilion, in collaboration with Alveary Architecture, replete with a dining setup centered on a mosaic-topped table by Kelly Behun Studio, an outdoor living room and bar, and a television almost as large as the screens at the local multiplex.

As for the interiors of the house itself, the mix represents an amiable consensus among the Downeys and their designer: pedigreed pieces and unpretentious off-the-rack staples, poppy colors and soothing neutrals, eccentric accents and discreet luxuries. It’s an idiosyncratic assemblage that speaks equally to the actor’s puckish spirit, his wife’s concerns for efficiency and ease, and Nahem’s finesse in crafting eminently livable homes with a touch of otherworldly magic.

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Inside Robert Downey Jr.’s Windmill Home in the Hamptons | Open Door | Architectural Digest


  • Check out this Man Cave!

  • 4:24

  • so is there part 2 for all the iron man suits at the basements?

  • Is she his wife or mom

  • Iron man living it eh

  • this guy looks like iron man

  • 1:20 you are.. pleased with that?

  • Why he ain’t show us his basement I wanted to see his suits

  • Is Robert like Tony Stark or is Tony Stark like Robert :00

  • 3:15

  • Woy cok, gua masuk ke rumah om tony bisa bisa nyasar

  • i love how we got true icons, such as *ohmygoditsrobertdowneyjr!* in these interviews, and then we have David Dobrik...

  • You know why he didn't show the basement? He's still trying to convince us he's "allegedly" not Tony Stark. *I don't buy it*

  • นั้นดาราอเว็ลเจอร์นะ ขอให้พี่สุขเกษมนะคับ🤣🤣🤣🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

  • “Hipster down to earth”, such a cool effortless style. Very livable. “Where do you live, Tony Stark?” Tony-“Oh in that funky little windmill down the street. If you stop by, please DO NOT let our cats out.” 😂

  • I thought he died

  • You used the Redlettermedia Re-View theme song...

  • Security breach?? Smells like something fishy!!

  • I got nothin'........

  • Imagine getting paid to be yourself.

  • I love the fact the battery operated tea light that he put inside that/ his empty head costs £1 in pound in my local poundstretcher 😆😜

  • Beautiful 🏡

  • Robert Downey Jr. needs, And I mean NEEDS, to do a Vogue 73 questions interview. The world must know what goes through that mind. Seriously, how has he not had one yet?!? Come Vogue, get wit it!!!!

  • I love how normal they seem

  • Who let the cats out Meow! Meow! Meow! Meow!

  • 4:23 best part of the video

  • It's "Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya." Hideous shirt Mr. Downey but your wife's adoration for you is adorable, as is your dynamic.

  • I love how I feel like I haven’t seen any of there house except for so cats and a bathroom lmao

  • Or Chris Hemsworth would be amazing and no it’s not to see his abs I see them like every other day relax 😂

  • You guys need to get a house review of Brie Larson’s house now that would be something 😉

  • ‘Hi we’re the downies’ I took that the wrong way I’m so sorry

  • You’re awesome Robert !

  • I absolutely love this house!

  • love them both ❤️

  • i wanna live in a windmill

  • I love Robert but his house makes him look crazy

  • The art !

  • I AM IRONMAN...snaps....Home sweet Home

  • Her life looks so difficult. "After I feed the cats I go here and I sit. And then in the afternoon I go over here and I sit." The videography on this was terrible. Barely got to see the house.

  • Downey used too be a drug addict man, now he's living like a G crazy