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Brad Pitt’s Gifting a Backyard Pad

Brad Pitt recruited us to help him surprise his friend and makeup artist of 30 years by renovating her detached garage. We turned her 400-square-foot unit into a show-stopping guest suite, makeup station and storage area.

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wdt_ID Room Product Type STYLE Product Company Product Code/Sku
1 Living Room/Kitchen Patio Door & Kitchen Window Collapsible Window and Patio Doors Collapsible Window and Patio Doors La Cantina Doors N/A
2 Kitchen Cabinetry Custom Cabinetry Custom Cabinetry Marvel Cabinetry N/A
3 Kitchen Coffee Maker Countertop Coffee Machine with OneTouch Countertop Coffee Machine with OneTouch Miele CM 6350
4 Kitchen Induction Cooktop Induction Cooktop with PowerFlex Induction Cooktop with PowerFlex Miele KM 6365
5 Kitchen Refrigerator PerfectCool Fridge-Freezer PerfectCool Fridge-Freezer Miele KFNS 37692 IDE-1
6 Kitchen Dishwasher Fully Integrated Dishwasher Fully Integrated Dishwasher Miele G 4780 SCVI AM
7 Kitchen Speed Oven 24-Inch Speed Oven 24-Inch Speed Oven Miele H 6600 BM
8 Kitchen Downdraft 30-Inch Downdraft Ventilation Hood 30-Inch Downdraft Ventilation Hood Miele DA 6881
9 Kitchen Countertops/Backsplash Calacatta Statuario Calacatta Statuario SapienStone N/A
10 Kitchen Faucet Pescara Pescara Franke FFPD4450

Before & After


In order to make this a true income property, we had to get a full bed and bathroom in the space. Drew had an idea from his own recent home renovation: a Murphy bed that worked seamlessly with the accompanying sofa. This bed was so smooth that you didn’t have to remove anything from the shelf during conversion. Some hideaway storage for pillows and linens completed the transformation from casual living room to relaxing bedroom.


Despite her decades of work as a makeup artist to the stars, Jean often worked at her kitchen table in her house. We figured we could elevate the design in her new workspace—literally, by installing a hidden makeup mirror in the kitchen peninsula counter that appeared with the press of a button. We included drawer inserts to hold some of her tools, but there was no way we could fit all of her equipment into the new space.
Or was there?


Voila! As if the Murphy bed weren’t enough storage magic, we hid a massive storage closet for Jean’s equipment behind a custom shelf. We included an old photo of Jean’s beloved parents to add a personal touch that only she would know about. Now, Jean can invite clients into her new space, then put the work away to enjoy her new patio as the sun sets.

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Art Director: Victoria Tonelli
Construction Lead: Bohler Builders Group

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