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like to ex­per­i­ment with tex­ture and fab­ric more than colour,” she ex­plains. “I’m a tac­tile per­son, so there are so many dif­fer­ent types of fab­rics around the house, like lay­ered cur­tains and fluffy rugs, throws and pil­lows, and just a few pops of colour.”

Brightly pat­terned pil­lows, fash­ioned from Her­mès scarves, off­set the cus­tom-made ivory vel­vet so­fas. There may be a large-scale Damien Hirst paint­ing of a heart in the liv­ing room, but the wall space is mostly oc­cu­pied by pho­tos and sketches by her son and her ex­tended fam­ily. A baby grand pi­ano clev­erly made of clear acrylic by Crystal Mu­sic Com­pany (Kerr has played since she was a girl) en­sures that the main liv­ing space stays light and airy, and that the view of the cool blue Pa­cific from a wall of win­dows is the fo­cal point.

“When I was a child, I spent a lot of time at my grandma’s house,” she says. “Peo­ple were com­ing in and out. She was al­ways in the kitchen mak­ing some­thing. There was al­ways food and snacks. She would play the pi­ano, and we would sing and dance. So those were my two pri­or­i­ties. I wanted to have a pi­ano and a great kitchen, which is al­ways the heart of the home.”

Kerr, who launched the or­ganic skin­care line Kora Or­gan­ics in 2009, is com­mit­ted to a healthy, sus­tain­able life­style, and her home re­flects that. Her fridge is stocked with fresh pro­duce, and she’s an avid cook who en­ter­tains fre­quently. (Her favourite meal? Slow-roasted or­ganic chicken and a big salad.) The hill­side be­hind the house is ter­raced with gar­den beds, where Kerr grows her own kale, and Flynn helps her pick straw­ber­ries, blue­ber­ries, and lemons. She in­stalled an in­frared sauna in the one-bed­room guest­house at the bot­tom of the hill, which dou­bles as a med­i­ta­tion room. A small gym in the pool house is stocked with state-of-the-art Pilates equip­ment. To cre­ate a peace­ful sanc­tu­ary at night, Kerr had an elec­tri­cian wire the prop­erty specif­i­cally so she can turn off de­vices that emit dis­rup­tive elec­tro­mag­netic ra­di­a­tion (as well as the lights and WiFi) with a flick of a switch by her night­stand. But the most im­pres­sive en­viro up­grade was a gift from Spiegel, a ma­chine made by Is­land Sky called the Sky­wa­ter 300, which draws mois­ture from the hu­mid­ity in the air and pro­duces enough water for the en­tire house, in­clud­ing show­ers, drink­ing water, ir­ri­ga­tion, and a wa­ter­fall that cas­cades into a koi pond.

“This prop­erty was a dust bowl when I bought it,” Kerr says. “And now, it’s so green. Ob­vi­ously, I’m aware of the drought prob­lem in Cal­i­for­nia. This sys­tem re­ally just pulls water out of the sky. It was a very thought­ful present be­cause he knows how much I love a gar­den.”

Even if it means an oc­ca­sional leaf drifts into the pic­ture.

Re­clin­ing on the Crystal Mu­sic Com­pany acrylic pi­ano Gown, Gior­gio Ar­mani. Ear­rings; neck­lace; ring; and bracelet, all from Bul­gari. San­dals, Manolo Blah­nik.

A cas­cad­ing wa­ter­fall is pro­vided with the help of the Sky­wa­ter 300 at­mo­spheric water gen­er­a­tor, which pulls mois­ture out of the air Swim­suit, La Perla. Bracelet, David Yur­man.

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