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    Default A modern LA home















    I was watching Four Christmas's the other night and I couldn't help but notice one of the location homes used at the beginning of the movie I had visited myself a couple of years ago. When I was there with photographer Richard Powers it was a perfect sunny LA day and the owner Steve Shaw was as gorgeous as his home.

    Born in Manchester, ex-boyfriend to Dannii Minogue, photographer Steve started his career in Miami as a cruise-ship photographer. In 1998 he swapped Hawaiian-shirt-toting holidaymakers for celebrities in Los Angeles: think sexy yet timeless images of A-list glitterati - from Hilary Swank to Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba and Kylie Minogue - for glossy magazines such as Vogue, Esquire and British ELLE. His eye for high-impact style came in handy when creating his Venice Beach pad. Inspired by his childhood obsession with James Bond's boys' toys and his love of American architect John Lautner's seminal buildings, Steve designed and built this home combining industrial sleek with sensual Seventies textures. The result is LA-style modern luxe, with a voluptuous vintage. Does it deliver as a bachelor pad? "I have my Aston Martin parked in the garage and I photograph beautiful actresses in the studio, so yes! The other night when a Hollywood producer friend held a screening here, I used one remote to turn down the lights, shut the blinds and open the curtains hiding the screen. This house has fufilled my boyhood fantasies!" says Steve.
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    Meh, I like the outside better than the inside. I think I could sit by that pool all damn day.
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    I like it-ultra sleek.
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    The inside appears way too dark. WTF is up with the chunky rabbit on the table?
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    Either the photographs are underlit, or the house is way too dark to begin with. Wooden ceilings will do that every time. I can't see anything to like about it.
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    It looks like a murder will take place any minute! Out of a novel. Yummy!
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    *shivering*

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    I like some things about the design, but overall it looks too cold and clinical. And why is there a damn rabbit sitting on the table for no good reason?

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    either they need to open the curtains or it gets absolutely no natural light. yick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    I like some things about the design, but overall it looks too cold and clinical. And why is there a damn rabbit sitting on the table for no good reason?
    I didn't even notice that before!

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    um. i love this.

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    The inside appears way too dark. WTF is up with the chunky rabbit on the table?

    i think that is some kind of inside joke. i've seen a similar bunny appear in a couple of other photos by the same photographer.

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    and he's got the bunny with the sun shining through his eyes on his webpage.
    plus, it's bunnies. what's not to love?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    I like some things about the design, but overall it looks too cold and clinical. And why is there a damn rabbit sitting on the table for no good reason?
    That is Harvey.
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    It looks like a cold, dark cave. I don't like it. However, if the options were that house, or the one I'm living in just now, I don't think I'd complain
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    I want it, and I want it NOW.

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