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2009 May 11

At Home With Max and Co.

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Sandra Bullock on the June cover of Harper's Bazaar, photographed by Peter Lindbergh Sandra Bullock on the June cover of Harper's Bazaar, photographed by Peter Lindbergh
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(NEW YORK) Not all designers are lauded as proverbial family guys, but as the fashion world knows all too well, very few designers are Max Azria. One of the few quote-unquote New York designers to spend most of the year in Los Angeles, Azria has grown BCBGMAXAZRIA Group to include 22 brands--so no wonder his new home, in the city's Holmby Hills area, has 60 rooms. The reason for the expansion? According to the June issue of Harper's Bazaar, the Azrias needed a bit more room to host Shabbat dinners. "The whole point is for people to meet people," explains Lubov Azria, who recently hosted January Jones and Hilary Duff for such an event.

"It took a long time for the Azria to finish this property, because as on most things, Max and Lubov tend to disagree," writes Marshall Heyman of La Maison de Soleil, as it's called. (Expect the letter "A" emblazoned on everything from carpets to the director's chair overlooking a tennis court. Max Azria even enjoys his own personalized cards and poker chips.) 

The finished product represents a collaboration between Lubov Azria and interior designer Aly Daly. It features a pool house with its own Turkish hamam as well as Japanese, English and French gardens. "I think I have the best house in the world," declares Max Azria. The June issue of Harper's Bazaar hits newsstands May 19.
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