Above: Inside Supermodel & Famous Fashion Model Cara Delevingne’s Jungle Themed Los Angeles Home.
Cara and Poppy Delevingne take us on a tour of their jungle themed Los Angeles home in southern California. Their vibrant house features a custom nautical bar fitted with a beer tap, a silver and copper toilet and a vintage Playboy pinball machine.
For the stylish sisters, living large in Los Angeles means keeping it all in the family and like a fairy tale: two gorgeous sisters from London, both high profile models and actresses descended from British aristocracy, decide to set up house together in sunny Los Angeles southern California; they decorate their alluring stateside hideaway home with a Playboy pinball machine, a nautical bar straight out of Gilligan’s Island, and a stripper pole; margaritas flow freely; high jinks ensue. That, in a nutshell, is the story of Poppy and Cara Delevingne’s intoxicating California home, which much like the sisters themselves, offers an object lesson in idiosyncratic personal style leavened with sauciness and humor.
“L.A. can be a lonely place. You really have to make an effort to reach out to people. Since one of us was always coming here for one reason or another, being with family just made sense,” Cara Delevingne says of the unconventional sororal living situation. “This was the chance to build our dream sister house. Miraculously, we’re still talking,” Poppy Delevingne adds, presumably including her husband, British aviation executive James Cook.
“The fact that they share a house at this point in their lives is incredibly telling. They really are best buds,” observes architect Nicolò Bini of L.A.–based Line Architecture, who worked closely with the Delevingnes to bring their L.A. fantasy to life. The setting for the sisters’ family frolic is a gracious but unpretentious 1950’s dwelling, centrally located yet discreetly tucked away on a quiet street, and conveniently outfitted with a pair of master suites on different floors and with two separate entrances. “I wanted to create a true L.A. moment for them, with nods to California midcentury modern, Laurel Canyon bohemia, Beverly Hills swank, surfing culture, and a little Mexico,” Bini continues. “Then we tied all that in with Cara and Poppy’s Englishness to give the house another layer of Delevingne charm.”