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Robert Downey Jr. Gives A Tour Of His Hamptons Home--And We Want To Go To There
7 months ago

Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, producer Susan Downey, hosted Architectural Digest in their home in East Hampton. During the visit, Downey Jr. told the magazine crew:

We didn't set out to do something conspicuously wacky—we just enjoy a bit of whimsy and fun.

Really? Tell that to the giant preying mantis right outside the windmill.

The Downeys gave AD a "Cribs"-style tour, showing off some of the quirkier aspects of their home:

The couple told designers how important it was that the home exude a sense of comfort and safety. They are, after all, raising two children there.

But the Downeys also "wanted something we haven’t seen a million times."

They definitely achieved that goal:

Downey Jr. commented on what working with the designers and decorators was like:

Part of the joy of working with Joe is sharing his excitement about reaching out to these incredibly talented artisans. These kinds of collaborations require a leap of faith, but that’s part of the fun. We enjoy the experimentation.

That seems pretty clear to anyone who visits and gets a glimpse of the art.

In case you were wondering, Andrius Petkus created that cool preying mantis: