Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Designed Farmhouse with 'Future of Their Family' in Mind — Inside Their Home
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have a beautiful contemporary farmhouse where they raise their two children without spoiling them.
Before Mila Kunis entered his romantic life, Ashton Kutcher was married to fellow actress Demi Moore. However, amidst rumors of the actor's infidelity during their wedding anniversary, the couple announced their divorce.
After Kutcher and Kunis started a family of their own, Moore released a memoir that touched on her ex-husband's life. The couple had to deal with unwanted attention in light of the book's release.
Initially, Kutcher was "afraid [Moore would] ruin his image by exposing all of their secrets," a source said. As expected, the "Ghost" star revealed personal details of their marriage, including Kutcher's request for threesomes and infidelity.
With the information about her husband coming to light, Kunis' unwavering love, support, and understanding remained. According to an insider:
“It was a different time in Ashton's life and feels like a lifetime ago for all of them. They have moved on from all of that and have a completely different life now with their kids and family.”
Kutcher and Kunis' relationship did not begin romantically. Years ago, the pair played love interests on the hit television series "That '70s Show," where Kunis had her first kiss with Kutcher. In an interview with Howard Stern, the "Jobs" actor revealed that the scene was awkward for them.
"I was 19, she was like 14," he said of their sibling-like relationship. "I was just annoying to her because I was like a big brother."
The next time they locked lips was at his housewarming party, where Kunis, who had quit smoking, asked Kutcher to smoke nearby so she could breathe it. As the night passed, it got closer and closer, but both admittedly had mutual feelings. Kutcher has since adored the actress, even admitting she is more intelligent than he.
KUTCHER AND KUNIS' SUSTAINABLE FARMHOUSE
After tying the knot in 2005, the couple spent the next five years conceptualizing and building their perfect family home on a hilltop site above the Los Angeles enclave. Kunis and Kutcher said:
“We wanted a home, not an estate. We wanted the house to look like an old barn, something that had been here for decades, that was then converted into a house. Bit it also had to feel modern and relevant.”
The couple built their foundation from Pinterest boards to project their vision. In an impressive turnout, their ideas were in sync. About 90% of the images were the same, and most homes were designed by architect Howard Backen from Backen & Gillam Architects.
Kutcher praised Backen by comparing him to a software designer. "Howard wants to get you where you want to be with the fewest doors and obstacles," he said. Backen also had nothing but kind words to say about the couple, who was hands-on throughout the planning and construction process.
The couple also worked with interior designer Vicky Charles from Charles & Co., who shared their journey that began while Kunis was pregnant with her first child. She said:
“We spent months looking at materials and colors to find the right visual language. Our conversations were not just about the land and the architecture but also about the future of their family.”
Kunis and Kutcher didn't want a traditional farmhouse as much as they enjoyed a contemporary home. Charles chose bits and pieces from the couple's previous homes to be featured in their new residence, including Kutcher's custom silver throne chairs.
Although their home includes luxe accents, its design caters to being family-friendly and cozy for anyone. It is also the best place they can raise their children.
The couple's six-acre property has a main house, guesthouse, and a barbecue pavilion. At the center of their home is a 19-foot-tall crystal chandelier with glass sliders, which the couple thought would be humorous hanging in a barn.
The home also has a kitchen with a long and spacious island, brick walls, and wooden cupboards in brown, black, and white tones.
"To feel tranquility in a space, everything needs to be in order," Kutcher said, which is why their spacious house is neat and organized, with a place for everything and everything in its place.
The home also features a room with a long table, piano, and desk, surrounded by ceiling-to-floor glass windows, allowing natural light to enter the area.
In the living area sits a modern black fireplace with big emerald green sofas facing each other. Natural plants also decorate the room, bringing the environment inside the home.
Outside the gorgeous home sits a luxurious lap pool with three built-in chairs spread throughout the center.
One of the residence's bedrooms has white, maroon, and brown-toned decorations. Its intricate detail and design give a home-like vibe,
Meanwhile, their washroom has a bathtub placed before tall glass windows, overlooking the greenery outdoors.
An interview with Kunis featured her gorgeous home and the enormous chandelier that became a focal point. The "Friends with Benefits" star quipped that the house was designed around the chandelier, which they thought was "obnoxious.". She said:
“We were like, 'How do we make the chandelier less obnoxious?' Let's put a barn around it!”
THEIR LIFE AS PARENTS
Kutcher and Kunis share two kids, Wyatt Isabelle and Dimitri Portwood, who they keep away from the public eye, especially on social media. Kutcher said:
“We have a private account for the grandparents so that they can see the kids, but we don't share photos of our kids publicly as we feel that being public is a personal choice.”
The couple also revealed that they do not bathe their children every day. In an interview on the "Armchair Expert" podcast, as told by Hello Magazine, Kutcher said, "If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there's no point."
Kutcher also revealed that they had no plans of leaving their children with a single dime of their hard-earned money. Instead, the couple will be leaving their riches to those who need them more.
However, Kutcher and Kunis are all in support of their kids, should they want to start a business. The only condition is a good business plan for the parents to invest in.
Their daughter, Wyatt, was born on October 1, 2014, and already began speaking three languages at two, including Russian, Spanish, and English. Two years later, on November 30, their son Dimitri was born. Young as they are, Wyatt and Dimitri are already aware of and exploring their Ukrainian heritage.
KUTCHER AND KUNIS' BEHIND THE SCENES
Kutcher and Kunis hope to raise their children well, love each other, and be proud of their roots. Kutcher grew up with a twin brother, Michael, who had cerebral palsy and does not shy away from talking about his family. He said:
“I don't really like to use the word disability. I like to use the word giftability because we're all created different. We all have disabilities. I think his quote is right on. We're not born equal, but that's okay.”
Meanwhile, Kunis is also proud of her past life as a Ukrainian before coming to America as a child. Following Russia's recent invasion, Kunis "has never been more proud to be Ukrainian." She and her husband have since done their part in bringing attention to the issue and encouraging aid from others.
The couple has been vocal about their different charities and philanthropic activities, including a recent donation of profits from their Quarantine Wine, which went to groups giving aid amidst the pandemic. Admittedly, Kutcher didn't think that the wine would be a hit. He said:
“When we first started it, we were just like, 'All right, we'll see if we can raise a little bit of money and see how it goes.”
Kunis and Kutcher have also done their part to raise over $30 million for Ukraine, with a few million coming from their own pocket. Indeed, they are using their wealth for the betterment of society.