While planning their 2016 nuptials, “Pretty Little Liars” star Troian Bellisario and “Suits” actor Patrick J. Adams fell in love with a “super-special” 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival in Los Feliz during an open house. Though they “weren’t in the market” for a new residence at the time, the couple wound up purchasing the Wallace Neff-designed home right after their honeymoon, and subsequently engaged a team of designers to customize it to their personal tastes; now they’re finally giving folks a look inside the eclectic abode, via a must-see Architectural Digest tour.
Once they moved in, Bellisario and Adams filled the space with elements from their previous home. Then they made some initial design tweaks — elevating the fireplace, adding vintage-inspired French doors and sidelights, painting the kitchen cabinetry a dark green shade and incorporating some arched bookshelves into the great room, just to name a few.
Several years later, in hopes of making the place feel more cohesive, the pair enlisted Los Angeles designer Rosa Beltran to undertake an extensive remodel and thoughtful restoration of the premises — all while paying homage to Neff’s prototypical handiwork. Not only did Beltran hire artisans to rebuild and replicate every detail of the doors and windows, but she salvaged items like the exquisite handmade door handles resembling feathers. She also ensured that all of the newer features looked as though they may have been part of Neff’s original vision.
Commanding attention at the outset is an oversized, double-height living/screening room — sometimes affectionately referred to by the owners as the “Great Hall” — which is spotlighted by the reworked fireplace, complete with a new hearth and grand chimney element, as well as pieces from Beltran’s Clad Home furniture line, a custom chandelier made from recycled glass vases, the original ironwork in the vaulted ceiling and minstrel’s balcony, and recessed shelving. From there, the green-hued kitchen connects to a family room, and features a butcher block island crowned with West Elm pendants, top-tier appliances and a built-in storage unit topped by open shelves.
Other highlights include a dining room accented by an angled wood wall and shared office filled with mementos like vintage cameras, plus an inviting master retreat holding a Crate and Barrel bed customized with a leather-strapped headboard cushion, Lawson-Fenning light fixture, bespoke window treatments, and spa-like bath equipped with a custom-built vanity, dressing area, soaking tub and new steam shower. Two additional bedrooms for their daughters, Aurora and Elliot, are connected via a covered outdoor space.
Perhaps the most special part of the house, though? The Environmental Design Studio-transformed backyard, which is now laced with two mature, craned-in olive trees, and hosts a built-in seating area surrounding a fire-pit, garden bolstered by an ivy-clad wall and fountain, and curved staircase leading up to a pool and spa flanked by a relaxing fireside lounge.