“Designing a house is like doing a movie: Once you’re done, you want to say, ‘I hope you all enjoy it.’ ”
“The making of the house was as significant to me as the living in it,” says the former Friends star.
The palette throughout was drawn from the texture and richness of Brazilian cumaru, which was used for eaves, floors, and walls. Much of the wood, Aniston notes, was not cut but harvested from fallen trees—a nod to her desire for an eco-friendly environment. Extensive solar panels were also installed on the roof.
The house, which Aniston calls Ohana, a reference to the Hawaiian idea of extended family, is the first time she has undertaken the creation of a large residence on her own. The result is an open, airy home that, she says, “has been inside me for a long time.”