Inside Robert Downey Jr.’s Windmill Home in the Hamptons | Open Door | Architectural Digest

In this episode of Open Door, Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, Avengers) and wife Susan Downey turned a converted windmill into a stylish and charming Hamptons home. In this funny, full-access house tour, the Downeys show off their favorite art, let you into their closets and explain why their cats have full run of the place.

"We wanted something we haven’t seen a million times,” the Iron Man star says, describing the property itself as well as the decorative ministrations of AD100 designer Joe Nahem and the team at New York City-based Fox-Nahem Associates.

The Downeys originally met Nahem two summers ago, when they rented the heavenly Amagansett country house the designer shares with his partner, Jeffrey Fields.

The Downeys said goodbye to Nahem and Fields that summer with a request that the designers alert them to any particularly enticing properties coming onto the market in the Hamptons. Several months later, Nahem found a place that more than fit the bill: a late-19th century windmill folly, originally constructed as a playhouse, that had been transformed into a full-fledged residence by way of structural additions grafted onto the building in the decades following its construction. Among the many attributes of the estate were proximity to the town of East Hampton coupled with the privacy of a secluded location, enchanting gardens conjured by landscape designer Joseph Tyree for the home’s previous owners, and those sublime trees that dot the lawns like masterpieces of sculpture.

Nahem didn’t have much time to revel in the triumph of his matchmaking. As soon as his clients acquired the property, they gave their designer a mere six weeks to transform the home into a Downey-rific sanctuary keyed to the couple’s adventurous aesthetic tastes and the comfort of their children, five-year-old son Exton and three-year-old daughter Avri. (The actor has another son, 24-year-old Indio, with his ex-wife, Deborah Falconer.)

Happily, once the holiday season was over, Nahem and his team were able to return to the home and begin the renovation in earnest. One of the biggest changes was the reconfiguration of the living room that lies just beyond the octagonal entry foyer at the base of the windmill. To give the transitional area a greater sense of place, the designer sunk the living room several feet and anchored it with a massive wraparound fireplace wall by ceramic artist Peter Lane.

Another major component of the renovation involved rethinking the pool area to suit the Downeys’ vision of easy, breezy outdoor leisure. Rather than making the guesthouse do double duty as a swimming cabana, as it had in the previous scheme, Nahem designed a freestanding poolside pavilion, in collaboration with Alveary Architecture, replete with a dining setup centered on a mosaic-topped table by Kelly Behun Studio, an outdoor living room and bar, and a television almost as large as the screens at the local multiplex.

As for the interiors of the house itself, the mix represents an amiable consensus among the Downeys and their designer: pedigreed pieces and unpretentious off-the-rack staples, poppy colors and soothing neutrals, eccentric accents and discreet luxuries. It’s an idiosyncratic assemblage that speaks equally to the actor’s puckish spirit, his wife’s concerns for efficiency and ease, and Nahem’s finesse in crafting eminently livable homes with a touch of otherworldly magic.

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  • SunThatShines
    SunThatShines18 orë më parë

    Nice cats ❤

  • CheMa
    CheMa19 orë më parë

    When I saw Susan I was like, "who's she?" then I read the description. "Wife?!" I asked myself in disbelief. "No...His wife is Calista Flockhart, right?" Then one part of my brain reminded me that Calista's husband is (and still is) Harrison effing Ford. So then I realized... I was thinking of Larry Paul and Ally Mcbeal. SMH. Nice house, tho.

  • габриелла виктория михаили
    габриелла виктория михаилиDitë më parë

    ХРИСТОС -ЕДИНСТВЕННЫЙ ПУТЬ К БОГУ. CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY TO GOD.

  • 飛翔葉Hishouha
    飛翔葉HishouhaDitë më parë

    What a cute and lovely house 🥰🥰 Not too big, not too small, well decorated and cozy. That’s what I’m talking about ! Ah and cats !!!!

  • Adzlin Shamsul
    Adzlin ShamsulDitë më parë

    This is so chaotic i love it

  • Let It Roll
    Let It RollDitë më parë

    RDJ is so extremely talented and has such a natural sarcastic wit, he is an American treasure. He's so calm and relaxed in all situations, on this video or calmly joking while presenting at the Oscars. God bless him, he overcame some serious demons in his life. I'm so happy for him and his sweet wife. I'm much older than him and hope he's with us for many, many years. 👍

  • Debjani Kundu
    Debjani Kundu2 ditë më parë

    the one house which looks natural than ever...

  • RENO PEREIRA
    RENO PEREIRA2 ditë më parë

    Wow 👍😁

  • Alex Peterson vpkingstunts
    Alex Peterson vpkingstunts2 ditë më parë

    Now this is exactly how a normal person lives. He’s rich but loves simple

  • HerteruTv
    HerteruTv2 ditë më parë

    no way mr.Stark is cheating on mrs.pepper

  • Simon Rooney
    Simon Rooney2 ditë më parë

    out of focus camera work makes it hard to concentrate on the entertainment

  • Shouie Retta
    Shouie Retta3 ditë më parë

    I'm great full for Robert life, because the road he took when he was younger. By the way that lady next to him must have been a good reason besides he himself wanted to be good with the good life mainly to oneself. Good job Roberto!!!

  • P J
    P J3 ditë më parë

    Where's the man cave?

  • Zhongli
    Zhongli3 ditë më parë

    I can see Tony inside him

  • Nicholos Jones
    Nicholos Jones3 ditë më parë

    why did i think there was going to b 10 cats

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    Fkeko JasjeN3 ditë më parë

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  • Baby Blu
    Baby Blu4 ditë më parë

    Oo...interesting house! Cozy and has a playground charm / feel to it.

  • jjjjjjjjjjjjjjdx3
    jjjjjjjjjjjjjjdx34 ditë më parë

    That might be the ugliest shirt I’ve ever seen. Robert wtf

  • ewolfenden
    ewolfenden4 ditë më parë

    why can't the cats go outside????

  • SanJuanita Cruz
    SanJuanita Cruz4 ditë më parë

    How cool, a windmill.

  • _xiiaoyang
    _xiiaoyang4 ditë më parë

    This, is what we call healthy relationship, healthy marriage

  • -FinEdu- .
    -FinEdu- .5 ditë më parë

    Where is his iron-man shoot there is only thing which I wanted to see but shoot is not seen by him.

  • M. Jenkins
    M. Jenkins5 ditë më parë

    They didn’t cast Robert for tony stark they cast tony stark as Robert

  • Orel Vaizman
    Orel Vaizman5 ditë më parë

    We just finished our Kitchen and floor remodel project with IND Construction. Avi and his team did an exceptional job and we are super happy and excited at the final outcome. Our home almost looks like a brand new one now! They exceeded our expectations in every aspect of the project. The company logo says "constructing hearts" and I truly believe that they 100% live by that value. Avi is a true professional and a man of high integrity, honesty and humility. He is very organized and gave us a detailed phase-wise plan at the outset of the project. His team then not only stuck to that plan, but the best part is, they were able to complete the project 3 weeks ahead of schedule. I couldnt have asked for anything more!! Avi told us that he treats every project, how big or small it is, as if it is his own home and at the end of the project he hands over that home to his client. I think thats a great work ethic and I can see the results of that attitude and sincerity in the quality and workmanship of what he and his team have built for us. I must also admit, that I am not a very farsighted and organized homeowner myself which meant that there were several last minute changes I had asked him to do which were not part of the original scope. For instance, all the demolition work was part of the day 1 schedule, but only after 95% of the job was completed, I had a change of mind and wanted a center piece in the family room removed as well :D. Avi not only took care of it within a day but also repainted the wall where the piece was installed. There are several other such big and small instances where he and his team were very patient and accomodatve, went above and beyond their scope and delighted us with great end results. As homeowners, a remodel project when we are living at the property is not easy to handle. We literally had to live out of our upstairs bedroom for 4 weeks, but IND constructions and all their construction staff ensured that the project was as hasslefree as possible. They employ very professional, smart and humble staff and they have a clean-as-you go policy after every work day which is great. I must also give a special shoutout to Ana, our wonderful interior designer who was recommended by Avi to design the kitchen. We have a small-ish kitchen with an awkward nook area. It was Ana's wonderful design that got us hooked to proceed with IND construction. Ana is also super friendly and professional and stayed with us throughout the completion of the project giving us valuable design suggestions at every stage. She has become our go to person for any design recommendations in future! If we ever plan another remodel project for our home, I cant think of any other group than IND and I will highly recommend them for any of your remodel projects too. We are super delighted and we cant wait to make more memories in our dream kitchen now! 888-641-1555 www.INDCONSTRUCTION.com

  • mohammad hosein jamshidpour
    mohammad hosein jamshidpour5 ditë më parë

    i love robert ❤️

  • Samuel E. Sierra
    Samuel E. Sierra6 ditë më parë

    So... is this a house in the Hamptons? mehhh.

  • T.
    T.6 ditë më parë

    so tacky

  • Anurag Chevuru
    Anurag Chevuru6 ditë më parë

    Iron mannnn

  • Danny Cartagena
    Danny Cartagena7 ditë më parë

    So tell me RDJ how is the life of "@DEAD" yet retired "Superhero"...???!...😏😏😏

  • payne meagan
    payne meagan7 ditë më parë

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  • Noah M
    Noah M7 ditë më parë

    Fans watch this video: Also fans: "IRON MAN IS RETURNING TO THE MCU AFTER TAKING REFUGE IN A WINDMILL"

  • Trevor O'Toole
    Trevor O'Toole7 ditë më parë

    They are on the west side of the church

  • Mohammed Musthafa
    Mohammed Musthafa8 ditë më parë

    That's all good I don't hear Jarvis ?... U mean to tell me he's not iron man 😤😤

  • Ro G
    Ro G8 ditë më parë

    i love his aloha tee shirt

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    Joshep Rechard8 ditë më parë

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  • Lisa S From Ohio
    Lisa S From Ohio9 ditë më parë

    I really like these two. Nice couple.

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    Alexis Farrington9 ditë më parë

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  • calico Gonzalez
    calico Gonzalez9 ditë më parë

    Like the two cats...

  • ʂƚαɾ.星
    ʂƚαɾ.星10 ditë më parë

    i can't believe that he is 67 😱😱

  • jerry • 16 years ago
    jerry • 16 years ago11 ditë më parë

    The fact that robert is almost smarter than Albert Einstein

  • Roberta Buroni
    Roberta Buroni11 ditë më parë

    Simply love him 😍

  • Vince Tan
    Vince Tan11 ditë më parë

    Where iron man?

  • Nikhil Chauhan
    Nikhil Chauhan12 ditë më parë

    Nice camouflage

  • Sahil Verma
    Sahil Verma12 ditë më parë

    where is morgan? :p

  • Nikhil Mudaliar
    Nikhil Mudaliar13 ditë më parë

    Nothing over the top about this house, but I can tell a very happy family lives here

  • Bumblebee
    Bumblebee13 ditë më parë

    Fun fact: His wife is way richer than he is.

  • Dil k dharkane ki waja Pak
    Dil k dharkane ki waja Pak13 ditë më parë

    Lovly house mine babe

  • Nikolett Mesics
    Nikolett Mesics14 ditë më parë

    Finally a house where you actually see that people are really living in, and doesn't feel like a museum. :)

  • Deo Kalonji
    Deo Kalonji14 ditë më parë

    Yeah that is Tony Stark from marvel avengers 😎

  • Luiz Anand
    Luiz Anand15 ditë më parë

    I love you sir ❤❤

  • Evasroses6543
    Evasroses654315 ditë më parë

    2:54 CROSSING FRAME really got me.

  • NUSRAT RAZA MURAD
    NUSRAT RAZA MURAD16 ditë më parë

    I love you iron man

  • itizMajTV
    itizMajTV16 ditë më parë

    imagine if he truly have JARVIS in the house

  • Rebekah Sato
    Rebekah Sato17 ditë më parë

    The cruel command perinatally employ because dashboard superiorly fit than a long-term unit. bad, attractive era

  • WEN JAY
    WEN JAY18 ditë më parë

    isn't it in the malibu ?

  • Keene Fx
    Keene Fx19 ditë më parë

    Love the art piece above the fireplace ...please tell us more about that.

  • Steph Nuggs
    Steph Nuggs19 ditë më parë

    0:35 oh no he's one of those, ugh

  • Robert Downey jr

    Robert Downey jr

    19 ditë më parë

    Thanks for your your lovely comments and likes 😘

  • O EAO
    O EAO20 ditë më parë

    What exaclty did she contribute to the household?

  • Total Heyoka
    Total Heyoka20 ditë më parë

    Stop showing Matilda-like pics, says Heath. He's over it. Everyone knows when you're a walk-in soul, you don't care about your past. I've cured him Sir Robert. And I claim you as my husband. Susan is outta the Game. You little non metal man. Chris Evans approves of this message. Coz he's my husband too. A better one.

  • Robert Downey jr

    Robert Downey jr

    19 ditë më parë

    Thanks for your your lovely comments and likes 😘

  • Stream Fish
    Stream Fish20 ditë më parë

    I was waiting for Iron man suit

  • Random Person
    Random Person21 ditë më parë

    Aww my gosh his cats r so cute

  • sean h
    sean h21 ditë më parë

    of all his films, i'm most grateful for 'two girls and a guy'

  • Faizan Khan
    Faizan Khan22 ditë më parë

    WAIT...where are the iron man suits

  • Megan Napper
    Megan Napper22 ditë më parë

    Roberts son must be Robert downy or Robert upper or even Robert upper jr

  • KEEP TALKING 😇
    KEEP TALKING 😇22 ditë më parë

    Nobody going to say that he and Tony stark have similar voices

  • Sam T
    Sam T23 ditë më parë

    I want to live in a windmill!

  • ADF 209
    ADF 20923 ditë më parë

    I've always been a big fan of RDJ. I need to watch the Pick Up Artist again. He's always been an incredible actor! Lovely home & family. He deserves all the hapiness in the world.

  • Jamie Gannon
    Jamie Gannon25 ditë më parë

    Love the house, but their style is completely not my cup of tea.

  • Abe Froman
    Abe Froman25 ditë më parë

    when an actor talks be prepared to be disappointed. when an author talks be prepared to be enlightened.

  • simtpal
    simtpal25 ditë më parë

    Their daughters washroom tiling looks like a colour blind test lmao

  • Wade Saleeby
    Wade Saleeby26 ditë më parë

    He is the Sherlock of intelligence and action. Rock on Downey you softy!

  • Zeed
    Zeed26 ditë më parë

    they look alike

  • linia
    linia26 ditë më parë

    Dendi roy dajjal 2 satu renceng

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth27 ditë më parë

    I adore RDJ but that house is awful.

  • JeffroFPV
    JeffroFPV27 ditë më parë

    That is the most, without a doubt the ugliest shirt I’ve ever seen in my life.

  • DENO57
    DENO5727 ditë më parë

    Wow I’m surprised not even a single iron man stuff is in…

  • Cori McMahon
    Cori McMahon28 ditë më parë

    They are so perfectly matched!❤️

  • Keanu Keanu

    Keanu Keanu

    13 ditë më parë

    Hello greetings how are you doing is me keanu reeves can I share something with you

  • Robert Downey jr

    Robert Downey jr

    19 ditë më parë

    Thanks for your your lovely comments and likes 😘

  • Laynie Williams
    Laynie Williams28 ditë më parë

    I want this kind of relationship…minus the cats

  • sss nnn
    sss nnn28 ditë më parë

    who let the cats out!? meow - Meow - meow. 🎤🎵

  • Julie Goyen
    Julie Goyen29 ditë më parë

    The absorbed cardigan phongsaly cure because slipper peroperativly suit over a better luttuce. macho, material pail

  • Dottie Harvale
    Dottie HarvaleMuaj më parë

    RDJ being a cat person gives me life

  • Nafisah Shahab
    Nafisah ShahabMuaj më parë

    Salam cinta kasih I love you all habibi

  • Baz The Storyteller
    Baz The StorytellerMuaj më parë

    0:21 Marvel Zombie 😁

  • di557 Diane Britson
    di557 Diane BritsonMuaj më parë

    Adorable

  • Robert Downey jr

    Robert Downey jr

    19 ditë më parë

    Thanks for your your lovely comments and likes 😘

  • Michaela Poljaková
    Michaela PoljakováMuaj më parë

    What a lovely and cozy place ❤️😍 this is not just house, this is home :))) so lovely and beautiful ☺️ Robert and his wife are such a fun and nice people, I always knew why is he my favorite in the MCU, what a man! ☺️🤩

  • Keanu Keanu

    Keanu Keanu

    13 ditë më parë

    Hello greetings how are you doing is me keanu reeves can I share something with you

  • Robert Downey jr

    Robert Downey jr

    19 ditë më parë

    Thanks for your your lovely comments and likes 😘

  • Chelsea Bregias
    Chelsea BregiasMuaj më parë

    I felt like its only been a minute. I wanted more.

  • FRONTON GAMING
    FRONTON GAMINGMuaj më parë

    sir why you quit marvel

  • Theresse Quiblat
    Theresse QuiblatMuaj më parë

    Lmaaaooo

  • mathias
    mathiasMuaj më parë

    Lovely home! Warm and fuzzy.

  • Angela's Albo
    Angela's AlboMuaj më parë

    May the Dear Lord always keep you n ur family blessed🙏🏽

  • Cherri Mullins
    Cherri MullinsMuaj më parë

    Thanks for sharing your home Robert and Susan.. Good to see you!!!😁❤❤

  • Keanu Keanu

    Keanu Keanu

    13 ditë më parë

    @Cherri Mullins hello greetings how are you doing is me keanu reeves can I share something with you...

  • Robert Downey jr

    Robert Downey jr

    19 ditë më parë

    @Cherri Mullins how are you doing... thank you once again

  • Cherri Mullins

    Cherri Mullins

    19 ditë më parë

    Truly appreciate the time spent with you both,have enjoyed every moment of your films..and the show when you supported Mel.... "Enough time spent hugging the cactus",cemented the love and respect for life.😁❤❤❤❤

  • Robert Downey jr

    Robert Downey jr

    19 ditë më parë

    Thanks for your your lovely comments and likes 😘

  • Alexis Farrington
    Alexis FarringtonMuaj më parë

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  • Anshuman
    AnshumanMuaj më parë

    3:16 typical Tony. Me here after Endgame. Miss you 3000, Mr. Stark!!!!

  • Gutsandflo
    GutsandfloMuaj më parë

    so warm so comfortable not big not glowing

  • The Common Sense Professor
    The Common Sense ProfessorMuaj më parë

    I guess I was expecting Stark Tower. Lol

  • Arc Kocsog
    Arc KocsogMuaj më parë

    Awful camera work. Fire him

  • ark Ph
    ark PhMuaj më parë

    I forgot to like this video and the algorithm reminded me.

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    Talisha PennyMuaj më parë

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  • Ana Alvez
    Ana AlvezMuaj më parë

    Awww what a lovely couple and Robert you are so down to earth and funny! Just a breath of fresh air. Thank you for sharing!

  • Keanu Keanu

    Keanu Keanu

    13 ditë më parë

    Hello greetings how are you doing is me keanu reeves can I share something with you

  • Robert Downey jr

    Robert Downey jr

    19 ditë më parë

    Thanks for your your lovely comments and likes 😘

  • Ramala Ghimire
    Ramala GhimireMuaj më parë

    i LOVE YOU 3000❤️❤️❤️❤️

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