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Lena Dunham’s stunning new home is situated in her parents’ backyard

Lena Dunham’s stunning new home is situated in her parents’ backyard

Lena Dunham’s stunning new home is situated in her parents’ backyard

Lena Dunham’s stunning new home

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  • The Girls author discusses her family’s ties to her Connecticut home in an essay for the December issue of Architectural Digest, particularly how it’s in her parent’s backyard.
  • The brick house and stucco barn that make up the former boarding school compound have “become the most enduring icon of our family, an ode to our idiosyncrasies and to our links,” according to the family.
  • Their friend, architect David Bers, builder Rick McCue, and her parents all contributed to the design of Dunham’s house, which has one and a half bedrooms and one full bathroom.
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In addition to being near to family, Lena Dunham’s Connecticut house is fanciful and bright. The Girls author discusses her family’s ties to her Connecticut home in an essay for the December issue of Architectural Digest, particularly how it’s in her parent’s backyard.

“I used to fear the thought of ever leaving my parent’s house when I was a little child. I detested leaving for school in the morning, much less the thought of attending college or getting married “She contributes to a piece that highlights the maximalist setting.

Dunham describes growing up in New York City and traveling around from apartment to apartment. But it wasn’t until they settled into their Connecticut house that her parents discovered the “ideal spot” for them. The brick house and stucco barn that make up the former boarding school compound have “become the most enduring icon of our family, an ode to our idiosyncrasies and to our links,” according to the family.

The restoration process was described by Dunham, who claims to reside halfway between Connecticut and London, as her family’s “most frustrating real estate endeavor yet.”

Their friend, architect David Bers, builder Rick McCue, and her parents all contributed to the design of Dunham’s house, which has one and a half bedrooms and one full bathroom.

Dunham remembers her father telling her about the completed project, “It appears as though a kindergartener drew the house. And I say that with admiration.”

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The actress contributed to the creation of a creative and colorful atmosphere. Each room is fanciful and reminiscent of a fairytale, from “parrots and turquoise-backed flowers in the primary bedroom” to “colorful couches and checkerboard floors in a lounging room.”

The house contains pink decorations, floral wallpaper, a low staircase for her arthritis, and a bathtub with a pull-up bar in addition to being useful for Dunham’s “chronically unwell body.”

The office of the actress and writer, complete with a “cushy chair” and footrest, serves as another illustration of her comfortable yet effective workspace. The basement serves as both a watercolor studio and home to Dunham’s “most valued possession: a custom painting table,” which was created by her father.

Dunham was prevented from returning home by the epidemic, so she was unable to attend the transformation. She recalls how her mother had all 112 of her storage boxes unpacked when she last saw her family for their first Christmas “post-pandemic.”

She adds, “By putting up this house, running her lean, silver-manicured fingers along everything I’d lugged through my 35 years, she had told me her deepest sentiments, telling me just how well she knew me.”

“I felt an unbelievable sense of thankfulness,” she continued, “taking in the full force of my good fortune to have these parents and this home, to have a home at all.”

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Dunham summarized her response when people inquire if she truly lives “10 feet” behind her parents to cap off her moving essay.

“A literal yes. As I’ve always desired, “She composes.

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