'American Horror Story' & 'Scream Queens' creator Ryan Murphy's Laguna Beach house is a fusion of 'Scarface,' Bel Air, Bali and more

"AHS" creator Ryan Murphy's beautiful Orange County home constantly transforms according to inspiration
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Producer Ryan Murphy poses backstage with the award for Outstanding Limited Series for "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California U.S., September 18, 2016. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Fans may know Ryan Murphy for his work on successful TV shows like “Glee,” “Scream Queens” and “American Horror Story.” However, when not creating hit programmes for the small screen, this show runner is very likely to be found hanging out at his own home, which happens to be a very beautiful beach house in Orange County.

When he was coming up with the very first season of “American Horror Story” way back in 2011, his main drive was changing how things are usually made. He wanted to do something that the audience has never seen before with the sets and the characters on the show. He wanted to completely reimagine every single year. This could sound risky to a lot of people, but it was very natural for him as he did all his reimaginings in his Laguna Beach home since he bought the place in 2003.

Talking to Architectural Digest, Murphy reveals that his beautiful home had served as a design laboratory for him. Every 12 months, or whenever he feels like it, he would try on a different version of his house. His home had been a cream and black leather tribute to Scarface and, at one point, it became a textural Balinese home after an Asian tour. After a span of time, moving trucks would show up and used furniture and fixtures would be sold or stored away to give way to another inspiration which, again, made his home a blue and white tribute to Bel Air. [See Photos]

He also adds that design has always been his passion as he finds it a good venue to pour out anxiety and joy in equal portions. Murphy had been radically transforming his rooms since he was nine years old and his parents left him free to experiment with his Indiana tract-house bedroom. Just as he does today, his room had been inspired by Studio 54, a tribute to Hitchcock, and so much more.

His property is set on two acres of land with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. The interiors are garnished with exotic items that include a Doug Aitken mirrored artwork and a 1950s Paul Robeson sculpture. He also revealed that his house had always been a dream, which he purchased with his first real money from what he earned from “Nip/Tuck,” notes E Online.