TODAY | February 05, 2014
>>> we are back at 8:46 with an exclusive look inside the homes of patrick dempsey , jane fonda , and john mellencamp . the editor in chief of " architectural digest ." in the march celebrity homes issue on newsstands now. good morning to you.
>> good morning.
>> if only we were at patrick dempsey 's house in malibu right now. it looks gorgeous.
>> it is gorgeous. it's such a special house.
>> it's a frank gary designed house, right?
>> it is. he's one of the most -- the preeminent architects of our time. built it in the '60s as an artist studio, and the dempseys have turned it into a marvelous family home.
>> they have kids. what kind of changes and adjustments to make it look the way it looks right now?
>> well, the house is sort of a big, open loft. and the materials are really humble. it's reclaimed wood. what they really did to it was add on to the outside.
>> they've got this 5-acre land. what a beautiful garden.
>> beautiful garden, marvelous outside eating area and outdoor kitchen, a pizza oven. they have chickens, they have goats, they have donkeys. do i spot an airstream trailer?
>> and an airstream trailer, as well.
>> this is a ranch that kind of found jane fonda .
>> it did. she got a real estate brochure in the mail, and she was looking at a ranch that was 2,300 acres, river running through it, boarded by park, she said this is what i'm going to do.
>> she hand picked all the items in there. even a witch's bed. what does that mean?
>> mirrors at the foot and at the head and it's supposed to protect you.
>> oh, there's the witch's bed. and she's had some celebrity visitors. do they approve?
>> she told us that robert redford was there and he thought it was 100 years old. that's a good thing.
>> the highest compliment, right? has the feel of the antique look.
>> john mellencamp , i've got to give a shout out because my friend monique gibson was the interior decorator here.
>> it is such a great place. it's on an island right near savannah. and he was inspired by a church in south carolina . and you can see the arches in the fireplace and the windows on the porch. this is very moody house, very minimalist. really, really beautiful.
>> it's a showstopper and you can only get there by boat?
>> so you're not going to swing by unannounced, i guess.
>> no, i don't think so.
>> beautiful pictures, great story. thanks