Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith are featured on the cover September's Architectural Digest, giving readers an inside look at their glamorous 25,000-square-foot mansion nestled in the Calabasas hills of Southern California.
Will says the idea behind designing this sophisticated home with its open floor plan was to "create an infinite cycle that represented what Jada and I had hoped for our love."
The home, designed by architect Stephen Samuelson, contains a mix of themes, including "Persian, Moroccan, Spanish, as well as Southwest American cultures," Samuelson says. Everything in the house is handmade.
Jada explains, "For Will and me, this home was always a spiritual endeavor... we're very earthy, organic people. We wanted to create a family retreat, something made by hand and as natural as possible, something that ties back to the land," she explains. "Whatever it becomes, the craftsmanship will always represent our union and the love of our family."
The September issue of Architectural Digest hits newsstands August 9.