It makes sense that former Entertainment Tonight and Leeza host Leeza Gibbons launched a new yoga video series. After building her dream home in Beverly Hills with her business partner and husband, Steven Fenton, a few years ago, she found she needed some tranquility!
"We drove ourselves crazy looking at land and teardowns for 18 months, and then we were in construction for another 18 months," Leeza, 60, exclusively told Closer Weekly in a new interview. "We learned a lot of patience." And when they saw the completed five-bedroom, six-bath home, it was all worth it. "To us, it feels like a warm, casually traditional, Cape Cod-inspired home on a tree-lined street," Leeza said.
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After she and Steven, 48, bought the place four years ago, "we lovingly restored it from the studs up," she revealed. "We kept the basic footprint, but opened the entry and extended the house toward the back for more family and kitchen space. I also added a lot of pocket doors with exposed beams that would look like they were part of the original house."
Ah yes, let’s not forget the 2,000-square-foot guest house, which — with a bedroom, three baths, gym, kitchen, and den — offers room when her adult kids, Lexi, 28, Nathan, 20, and Troy, 26, visit. But even when it’s just her and Steven, she loves that her home "feels like family the minute you walk in."
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