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Actor Stewart's house for 50 years featured

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Architectural Digest goes to Hollywood this month with its biannual "Hollywood at Home!" issue. Among the stars featured in their homes are Val Kilmer in his "spiritual oasis in the hills outside Santa Fe" and Diane Keaton in her "relaxed old house," a 1930s ranch, which she renovated, outside of Tucson.

Also, AD got its hands on archival photos and featured such Hollywood legends as Jimmy Stewart, Burt Lancaster and Claudette Colbert in their homes.

The piece on Stewart shows the "unpretentious Tudor-influenced, two-story family house" in Beverly Hills where he lived for nearly 50 years with his wife, Gloria.

Revealed is his love of wildlife (Stewart kept a portrait of Pie, the horse he partnered with in many Westerns, on an easel in full view); his obsession with family memorabilia ("Stewart used to prepare for family vacations by putting valuables in a vault _ not jewelry and silver but the family photograph albums from this room"); and his attachment to portions of his bachelorhood (Stewart's wood "picnic-style" table from his single days lived happily ever after in the family's breakfast room).

House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens and American Homestyle & Gardening each have their spring kitchen and bath magazines on newsstands now.

These special issues are published quarterly and offer technical information on kitchen and bath remodeling.

The featured kitchens are worth a look, as well.