Furniture and rugs throughout the home often have come from the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena. Decorative accessories are often simply found objects picked up while hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains or walking the beach at Point Dume. A preserved beetle inhabits a bookshelf in the library, and stones and shells trump expensive Steuben glass pieces elsewhere. Indeed, the very idea of looking but not touching hardly applies when visiting the Villa in the Valley, as many friends call the house.
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