Ryan Murphy Sells Sprawling Laguna Beach Compound

Fans of Ryan Murphys innovative universe understand that the showrunner is an aesthete and an arbiter of great taste. No surprise, then, that his long time Laguna Beach compound, which recently cost $10.65 million, is a testament to his eclectic interests, and changed several times during his ownership.Situated on 1.25 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Murphys former estate makes up 2 separate residential or commercial properties that are tied together by a pool structure and citrus allée. Composing for Architectural Digest in 2017, Murphy discussed that the residence, developed by popular architect Mark Singer, has at various points been “a cream-and-black-leather homage to Scarface,” “a comfortable beach shack motivated by Mildred Pierce,” “a textural Balinese home,” and “a blue-and-white tribute to Bel Air.” Currently, the aesthetic is more minimalist, with concrete and glass unifying the one-story primary house, the two-story visitor house, and the poolside pavilion.Discover AD PROThe supreme resource for design industry professionals, brought to you by the editors of Architectural DigestArrowThe main home covers roughly 5,000 square feet and includes an open layout with various skylights throughout. The living-room features complex floor-to-ceiling rosewood built-ins, the primary suite still retains original 1960s teakwood paneling, and the kitchen area is a smooth modern-day affair, with marble countertops and slate gray cabinets. Wraparound outdoor patios offer sufficient outdoor lounging and dining areas. The two-story guesthouse, on the other hand, has a slightly more conventional beach aesthetic, with a whitewashed beamed ceiling over a stone fireplace. The poolside pavilion, which includes two restrooms to the compounds overall count, is mostly built of smooth plaster, solid oak beams, and sandblasted concrete, and includes an outside fireplace, a full cooking area, and a covered dining location overlooking a 43-foot-long swimming pool. “Peaceful, clean-lined, modern, and strangely eccentric, my lastly finished household home embodies my fantasy of California– effortless but glamorous, a place to dream and retreat– and how I envisioned myself living here when I was a kid,” Murphy informed AD.