Secret agent Angus Mac Gyver - after whom the term 'Mac Gyverism' has been coined - was known for 'jerry-rigging' objects by quickly recreating them in an innovative way in order to solve a problem or accomplish a task.Many years on Stargate earned him a following among the intergalactic fan community, and he recently re-connected with those fans by making an appearance at the Star Fest Convention last weekend in Denver.
"Rick really enjoys that alfresco lifestyle," notes Evens, "so a big theme of the house is gracious living in the out-of-doors."For her part, Adaline Fagen was challenged to "unearth Rick's style" and to make the large-scale rooms, particularly the 1,000-square-foot all-wood living room, cozy and functional.
Over the course of his nomadic life, the actor had managed to fill several storage bins with personal effects, and Fagen combed through these for intimate items she could showcase around the house—old musical instruments, combat helmets from Anderson's grandfather, ancestral silver spoon collections.
All those glass doors limit the amount of available wall space, but the designer made the most of what's there, fleshing out the actor's collection of black-and-white photography with prints by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Sebastião Salgado and working in a quirky combination of paintings and lithographs. "Rick would be horrified if you used the term elegant, but it is elegant," says Fagen.
And the palette takes its cue from the honeyed tones of the wood.
"We call it warm cinnamon toast because it really is a place where you just feel totally comfortable," says Fagen.He and Wylie (who handpicked her bedroom's green paint color and floral rug) are crazy about beach living—or almost crazy.