Barbra Streisand Built Her Dream Mansion With A Rose Garden Where She Married Husband James Brolin

Feb 05, 2024 by apost team

Barbra Streisand is an absolute legend in the entertainment industry. As one of the few entertainers to have been awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award (EGOT), Streisand can really do it all. 

After getting her start by performing in nightclubs and on Broadway in the 1960s, she soon transitioned to film and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her iconic portrayal of Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" in 1968. She continued to have success both musically and in Hollywood, even winning a second Oscar for her work composing music for the 1976 version of "A Star Is Born." At 81, Streisand is still a force to be reckoned with.

But one aspect of her life that isn't in the public eye as much as her career is her love life. She was married to actor Elliot Gould from 1963 to 1971, and together the couple has a son, actor Jason Gould. She and Jason even appeared as mother and son together in "The Prince of Tides." After divorcing Gould in the early 1970s, Streisand went on to have a couple of other relationships over the next decades with people such as Don Johnson, Richard Gere, and Andre Agassi. However, she married the man who would go on to become her longtime husband on July 1, 1998. The pair have been happily married ever since, celebrating their 25th year together in 2023. 

Aside from being an accomplished actor, Streisand also has impeccable taste when it comes to architecture, interior design, and furniture, which can be seen in her beloved mansion with a rose garden in California, where she had her dream wedding with James Brolin. Read on to learn more about Streisand’s stunning home!

James Brolin, Barbra Streisand (1998), (SGranitz/WireImage via Getty Images)

As a child, Streisand had big hopes and dreams. She aspired to be famous one day. While many people might enjoy the hustle and bustle of New York, Streisand wanted to stray away from Brooklyn, where she was born, and hopefully make something of herself. She was known around the neighborhood as the girl who could sing, as she always had a beautiful voice.

As early as 8 years old, Streisand acquired a liking for colors and furniture. In a Telegraph interview, she recalled moving into a place on Newkirk Avenue, and she was “thrilled” when she first saw the “nubby olive green and grey, shiny grey” couch. 

“It's hard to say how one acquires an eye for art or design, but I don't think I developed it at home unless it was in rebellion from what I was seeing,” she added. 

Streisand’s wit, charisma, talent and confidence brought her to new heights. When she started living by herself, she discovered the joy of decorating her space to her own liking. Despite being on a budget, she accessorized her space with thrift shop items, one of which was a fake Persian rug.  

As the years went by, and she was introduced to different people and consumed more art, Streisand’s interest and liking also changed, and so did the things she bought. She started earning more when she did Broadway, and she developed a love for Art Nouveau furniture. 

“I knew nothing about them, but they were eye candy for me. And their beauty seemed to nourish my soul – still does. The skill and creativity that went into making these things beguiled me. Finding them became a challenge. I loved the hunt,” she further told the publication about the thrill that hunting art pieces gave her.

Barbra Streisand's house (1997), (James Aylott/Hulton Archive via Getty Images)

As her spending continued to roll, her hustle for success also followed. Eventually, Streisand became one of the most successful entertainers of all time. She became an EGOT awardee in 1970 at the young age of 28. 

In Streisand’s book, “My Passion For Design,” she chronicled her journey in creating her amazing Malibu mansion, which echoed the impact of notable architects and furniture designers like Greene and Greene, Stickley and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Streisand’s mansion spans 3 acres and is comprised of four buildings – the mill house, the barn, Grandma’s house and the main house. 

According to her, designing a home is as fulfilling as working on a movie: “You have something to really show for it afterward,” she said

As she carefully curated every piece of furniture in her mansion, the idea of adding more and decluttering also came to mind. 

“If you're not going to use something, you have to let it pass on, go on its way, and live a life with somebody who will appreciate it,” she told Architectural Digest

Her penchant for Art Nouveau pieces is manifested in the furniture that can be seen in her mansion. She even decked her bedroom with original 1930s Bigelow carpeting she had seen at the Huntington Hotel in San Francisco, showcasing her commitment to authenticity. 

Another intricate detail she spent her focus on was the selection of colors she used. Faced with the dilemma of choosing between burgundy and gray to paint her home’s exterior, she chose both colors on different sides, resulting in a visually striking yet unbelievably beautiful combination. 

Her home is also a place of love as her garden became the venue of her intimate wedding with Brolin in 1998, which only a select few people were invited to, including John Travolta, Quincy Jones and Tom Hanks.

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