Friday, October 4, 2013

George Clooney & Rande Gerber open up Casamigos compound for Architectural Digest

George Clooney and his business partner Rande Gerber have opened the doors to their side-by-side Mexican retreats for a new Architectural Digest spread.

The two pals live right next door to each other in Los Cabos on the Baja peninsula and Gerber, who is married to Cindy Crawford, tells the publication he and Clooney have been vacationing there for 20 years.

In fact, the two friends used to hang out at the beach long before their holiday homes we built.

He says, "We saw this oceanfront lot and thought maybe it would make sense to build something."

Crawford adds, "Once we had kids, we would go on vacation at Christmas, but you'd have to book hotels a year in advance, and then you'd get there and they never quite lived up to expectations."

The trio initially dreamed up the idea of building one big compound, but came to the conclusion it would be better to have their own pads.

Gerber explains, "It's just nice at the end of the night to have your own place to go back to."

The sprawling homes feature airy, outdoor dining areas, sparkling pools, terraces, a home theatre and beautiful bedrooms all with views of the ocean.

Clooney tells Architecture Digest he allowed his friend to lead the design of the two places because he trusts Gerber's taste, adding, "Rande has this amazing eye for houses and style."

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