Robert Downey, Jr.’s Ridiculously Cool Home In The Hamptons Is Like A Funhouse For Adults

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Here’s what Architectural Digest says about this house: “Robert Downey, Jr. and wife Susan Downey turned a converted windmill into a stylish and charming Hamptons home.”

Charming…that’s definitely one way to put it. I, however, as I said, would call it a playhouse for adults. And I wouldn’t be far off because they windmill was originally constructed to actually BE a playhouse – a very expensive playhouse.

First of all, the house is a goddamn converted windmill. Let that sink in for a second. A windmill? Where does one just happen to find a windmill these days? And when you do, who says, hey, lets turn this into our home?

I guess when you’re worth $260 million (and coumting) you can pretty much be Tony Stark in real life and do whatever the fork you want, right?

“We wanted something we haven’t seen a million times,” RDJ told Architectural Digest. “We didn’t set out to do something conspicuously wacky. We just enjoy a bit of whimsy and fun. And we definitely don’t like boring.”

Mission freaking accomplished, Mr. Stark.

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“We wanted something we haven’t seen a million times,” @robertdowneyjr says describing his family’s Hamptons property that was actually discovered by #AD100 designer Joe Nahem of @foxnahem. Far from the expected, what Nahem found for the Downeys was a late–19th century windmill folly, originally constructed as a playhouse, that had been transformed into a full-fledged residence. Among the many attributes of the estate were the 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. The Downeys added a clothespin sculpture by @petkus.andrius under one such tree for a dose of whimsy. Get a look at the property through the #linkinbio Photo by @francoisdischinger; text by @mayer.rus; styling by @michaelreynoldsnyc

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The pool area alone has a dining setup, an outdoor living room and bar, and a television “almost as large as the screens at the local multiplex.”

Here’s a very comical guided tour of the home given by Iron Man himself…

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