Sharon Stone's Gorgeous Home Has French Château Vibes

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Tierney Gearon for Architectural Digest

It's not unusual for celebrities to describe their homes as a retreat from the world, but when actress Sharon Stone purchased her house 25 years ago, it was a literal place to escape. Basic Instinct had just hit the big screen, and Stone became a superstar overnight—her modest abode just didn't cut it. "All of a sudden, there were crazy stalkers trying to get into my house. The police were there all the time, until they finally had enough," she told Architectural Digest.

Safety aside, Stone's stunning home is decorated to feel like a retreat, too. Verdant ivy climbs up the façade of the house, framing French windows and creating a romantic backdrop for the ornate chandelier that hangs over the patio. Inside, Stone and interior designer Douglas Truesdale tried to create a regal space. "I worked with a château restorer to give the place texture and a sense of history. We installed an antique-tile floor from Agra in the powder room off the foyer and brought in the dining-room floor from a château in Switzerland," she says in the April issue of AD. "I also put in the moldings, mantels, and other architectural details that are so essential to the integrity of the space."