A House Tour with Matthew Weiner, Creator of “Mad Men”
October 4, 2011
The New York Times recently took a tour of the eccentric 1930’s Spanish Colonial owned and furnished by Matthew Weiner, the force behind “Mad Men.” Inside Weiner’s Los Angeles home, you’ll find Emmys on the mantelpiece, props saved from shows the writer has worked on, a symmetrical turquoise master bath, and Weiner’s prized re-enameled period stove parked in a pastel, tiled kitchen. Click through for more photos.
The interiors reflect a bit of the writer’s compulsive neatness, attention to detail, and nostalgia for the past, qualities evident in his notoriously exacting set designs. Weiner reveals how he gave up his office for his children (with seeming reluctance), so when he has writing to do, it’s done on the bed. And if you look hard, you might find scripts for the show, which Weiner says he hides around, even in his own house. Sound a bit like Don Draper? Weiner actually prefers to identify with Holden Caulfield, though he admits to fantasizing about Don’s 1962 Cadillac.