More commonly known as Amanda Leigh Moore, Mandy Moore is a famous songwriter, singer, and actress who rose to fame with her debut single, “Candy,” which peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Top 100 Songs chart.
She has received recognition for her starring roles in hit movies including The Princess Diaries, Chasing Liberty, Midway, A Walk to Remember, and voicing the character of Princess Rapunzel in her Disney-animated musical comedy Tangled (2010).
In 2019, Moore was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and, so far, has received numerous awards that include Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
New home project
For all those fans that had been following Mandy, they are familiar with the new project Mandy had taken over in 2018, which is now finally about to complete, as it appears. Mandy Moore and husband Taylor Goldsmith, a musician in the band Dawes, bought the property in early 2017, with an eye towards syncing the home with its original form. The couple assembled a top-notch team for the overhaul, including interior architect Emily Farnham, interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel, contractor Bronstruction, and Terremoto Landscape. According to Farnham, the process started with a "subtractive approach."
The Mediterranean-style house has five bedrooms and signifies the new chapter in her marriage and family life. The house was initially designed by Harold B. Zook, a notable but lesser-known architect who worked with modernist maestro Albert Frey in Palm Springs before hanging his shingle in Pasadena.
The house structure obscures the early 1990s, but the couple decided to add modern lines and a quintessential mid-century vibe to recapture the house's original spirit without making extreme changes.
The renovations started with rebuilding the tiered, streamlined cornice that zig-zagged along the roof. This was a signature detail that had been replaced with a less elegant alternative according to Zook’s original drawings of the house. She also restored and updated the blond brick walls, floors, and fireplace surround, as well as the brawny copper fireplace hood that separates the living and dining rooms. Designer Sarah Sherman Samuel sought to populate the living room with low-lying, sculptural furnishings that wouldn't block views to the exterior and detract from Zook's seamless indoor/outdoor approach.
For Moore’s husband, the designers converted the hallway to the master bedroom into a customized library and lounge with chunky bookshelves that appear to be voids carved out of monolithic volumes rather than wall-mounted surfaces assembled from a kit. She also installed terrazzo white floors near the pool and the guest bathroom to bring back dying art.