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  • Published on Dec 11, 2023
  • Today Architectural Digest is welcomed by Ray and Anna Romano to tour their serene desert home in La Quinta, California. The ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star and his wife worked with AD100 powerhouse Nate Berkus to design a beautiful and comfortable home, perfect for hosting their expanding family as two of their four children prepare to get married. Moving away from the mid-century Americana styles you’d typically find around Palm Springs, Berkus took inspiration from Italian country homes, creating a more muted space with all the charm of the Italian countryside. Before letting Berkus and Anna take the reigns on design, Ray only had a few specific requests for his new desert oasis. “I wanted some kind of cozy feel to it. That’s all. I was very vague,” he says. “And I fell in love with a bunk bed room that we saw at the Ritz-Carlton in Sundance that my kids stayed in. And I said, ‘I want a room like that.’”
    See more of Ray and Anna Romano's cozy desert hideaway here: www.architecturaldigest.com/s...
    Director: Meg Sutton
    Director of Photography: Grant Bell
    Editor: Alex Mechanik
    Host: Anna and Ray Romano
    Producer: Chase Lewis
    Line Producer: Joe Buscemi
    Associate Producer: Josh Crowe
    Production Manager: Peter Brunette
    Production Manager/Equipment Manager: Kevin Balash
    Talent Booker: Tracy Schaffer
    Camera Operator: Josh Andersen
    Audio Engineer: Paul Cornett
    Production Assistant: Fernando Barajas; Brock Spitaels
    Post Production Supervisor: Andrew Montague
    Post Production Coordinator: Holly Frew
    Supervising Editor: Christina Mankellow
    Assistant Editor: Justin Symonds
    Special Thanks: Nate Berkus Associates; Edith Garcia at Creative Art Partners
    Artworks:
    “Village Green”, Artist: Lawrence Calver, Courtesy of Creative Art Partners / creativeartpartners
    "The Rat's Head and Left Front Leg“, Artist: Sipho Mabona, Courtesy of Creative Art Partners www.creativeartpartners.com/
    "Les fleurs sauvages, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2022, Artist: Virginie Hucher / virginie_hucher and www.virginiehucher.com/
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  • @jaket417
    @jaket417 5 months ago +439

    I love that his wife is just as witty as him.

  • @ginaries2476
    @ginaries2476 5 months ago +445

    The most beautiful thing shown in this video is their relationship!

    • @kimbarnett619
      @kimbarnett619 5 months ago +15

      So true so refreshing to see a happy couple

    • @Clutching.My.Pearls
      @Clutching.My.Pearls 5 months ago +11

      Not just someone sitting in a fancy chair, petting their dog or cat, wearing a family tweed jacket.

    • @beverlywilliams7278
      @beverlywilliams7278 5 months ago +17

      I agree!! And her talking about cooking for her family and a drawer full of her favorite candy...so real and unpretentious.

    • @nicole2672
      @nicole2672 5 months ago +7

      The hand touching on the bench in the kitchen was so sweet!

    • @MrRicardoJazz
      @MrRicardoJazz 5 months ago +9

      I mean money and success helps surely but they do genuinely look happy and they look great. Hes 66 and shes 60! wow yeah money does help, but being happy together helps even more!

  • @peu1285
    @peu1285 5 months ago +360

    Ray is proof that you can become very successful in Hollywood and still have a blessed life. Crucial is having a partner whose values you share.

    • @a.e.7988
      @a.e.7988 5 months ago +7

      A real New Yorker!❤

    • @maltygoodness2
      @maltygoodness2 5 months ago +9

      His wife is gorgeous, inside and out! The resemblance to his TV wife played by Patricia Heaton is unmistakable!

    • @prettypuffprincess
      @prettypuffprincess 4 months ago +1

      @@maltygoodness2Omg yes❤

    • @likearollingstone007
      @likearollingstone007 4 months ago +1

      Like, you know what his life looks like lol

  • @NathanLGrossman
    @NathanLGrossman 5 months ago +483

    Ray and Anna seem like nice, regular folks, even while showing us a house that few of us could ever afford.

    • @thewordrules
      @thewordrules 5 months ago +7

      I didn't think it was that warm and cozy myself. But to each their own.

    • @phammond8155
      @phammond8155 4 months ago

      He doesn't shut up, does he. Typical actor . . me me me. I did like his shows though.

    • @Journeymanlive
      @Journeymanlive 3 months ago +3

      lol you can say it: "none" of us ahah

    • @ville666sora
      @ville666sora 3 months ago +3

      @@thewordrulesSame. It looks sterile and bland with way to much space to be cozy, but some people like that.

  • @Ritermann
    @Ritermann 5 months ago +850

    Overall perfect. The couple. The jokes. The ambiance. The Design. The Location. Love him even more now 😂

  • @kh7688
    @kh7688 5 months ago +844

    Ray Romano has been one of my favourite comedians over the last 25 years. He is so effortlessly funny and seems like a humble guy.

    • @carolhingle2664
      @carolhingle2664 5 months ago +9

      Yes....yes...yes...love him...

    • @aprilmoon277
      @aprilmoon277 5 months ago +7

      Pity he dished his wife at the end there saying she's probably going to yell at him because he said something wrong. Not funny.

    • @rachelburge2338
      @rachelburge2338 5 months ago +25

      ​@aprilmoon277 omg hes a comedian , hes been happily married long enough sure she doesnt think hes dissing her 🙄

    • @kerrypickens8594
      @kerrypickens8594 5 months ago +2

      If you haven’t seen his scenes with Pete Davidson in the show Bubkis they are hilarious

    • @ernestinehemingway7799
      @ernestinehemingway7799 5 months ago +3

      @@aprilmoon277yes, a sour note I thought, not funny at all.

  • @doompod
    @doompod 5 months ago +17

    “Not cheap at all…now I have to do Ice Age 6.” 🤣🤣🤣

  • @deanrogers4999
    @deanrogers4999 5 months ago +142

    "You put your dirty shoes on the bed. Off! Off!"--spoken like a real, long-time married couple. Love it!
    🤣

    • @IndomitableT
      @IndomitableT 3 months ago +1

      So with Anna on this one❣️

    • @sonjar1853
      @sonjar1853 3 months ago +1

      So couldn’t agree more!

    • @nina84374
      @nina84374 27 days ago

      Spoken like his mother 😅😅😅

  • @omadjourney
    @omadjourney 5 months ago +331

    His "cozy" house being bigger than the house I see in my dreams is crazy 😢. He's a funny, unproblematic non controversial guy tho who deserves everything he has.

    • @elainagilbert7663
      @elainagilbert7663 3 months ago +1

      Just because it's big doesn't mean it isn't cozy.

    • @vanessalazarides3748
      @vanessalazarides3748 2 months ago

      Which desert is this? It looks like Stellenbosch South Africa 😂 I have my moments, but i don't buy it.

    • @davidmitchell6873
      @davidmitchell6873 2 months ago

      That's what she said.

    • @omadjourney
      @omadjourney 2 months ago

      @@davidmitchell6873 hahaha.,.. funny guy lol

    • @elainagilbert7663
      @elainagilbert7663 2 months ago

      I thought someone would say that, even though that's not how I meant it to come across.@@davidmitchell6873

  • @brookiemac151
    @brookiemac151 5 months ago +243

    Everything about this had me laughing- his love of bunk beds, his description of a perfect day, the talk of grandkids and the art that “looks like a smile.” I loved it.

  • @betweenworlds620
    @betweenworlds620 5 months ago +185

    I love it when people are wildly successful and yet still lovely, nice people. ♥️

  • @SuperWhofan1
    @SuperWhofan1 5 months ago +61

    I actually met Ray in a restaurant 5 years ago. He was the same nice, funny, friendly guy you see here. Such a shock to see someone is truly genuine.

  • @James-semaJ
    @James-semaJ 5 months ago +15

    The whole time watching I can't stop thinking about Ray Barone and Debra lol.

  • @88lindsayalex
    @88lindsayalex Month ago +7

    Ray sitting on the couch calling to his wife for food while watching football.. such a Frank moment!!!! Love him.

  • @Jdbondur
    @Jdbondur 5 months ago +193

    Maybe my favorite AD to date- being livable and lavish is hard to pull off. Bravo.

  • @Chrissieb.rackett
    @Chrissieb.rackett 5 months ago +111

    “They’re not going to college. Neither did their parents. Who are we kidding?” 😂😂😂

  • @prisoner_of_hope8386
    @prisoner_of_hope8386 5 months ago +105

    Ray is so funny, and his Anna seems like the perfect partner for him. Love their vibe.

  • @mrjamesmay3548
    @mrjamesmay3548 5 months ago +69

    Great to see a Hollywood couple still married!

  • @pete1243
    @pete1243 5 months ago +40

    Their chemistry is so relaxing.

  • @kbeezyk
    @kbeezyk 5 months ago +165

    This is probably my favorite house I've seen on AD. Simple yet very beautiful and practical.

    • @skysimba8953
      @skysimba8953 5 months ago +2

      The house is really nice & elegant.

  • @Noreenlee1
    @Noreenlee1 2 months ago +5

    What a beautiful place. Nate Berkus is an amazing designer. Ray and his wife are perfect together too.

  • @GrotrianSeiler
    @GrotrianSeiler 5 months ago +13

    Ray always made my dad laugh out loud. It was his favorite show. Wacky family. Great memory. RIP Dad.

  • @osage1948
    @osage1948 5 months ago +20

    How can you not love Ray Romano?1 It's also great seeing a couple who still like/love one another after being together forever!

  • @TheBarefootContesa
    @TheBarefootContesa 5 months ago +53

    Anna Romano is a hoot! The Romano's feel like family. Beautiful Casa Romano & Bravo to Nate Berkus for the design.

  • @LIVEINPEACE2023
    @LIVEINPEACE2023 5 months ago +68

    I love how wonderfully “ordinary” they both are. ❤😊

  • @Heybros233
    @Heybros233 5 months ago +161

    OKAY this is the MOST honest interview and tour ever! Of course ❤ shoutout to Nate too 😊

  • @lemonita347
    @lemonita347 5 months ago +31

    Anna with the shoes on the bed is sooo me lol

  • @firesunearthmoon8999
    @firesunearthmoon8999 5 months ago +9

    We are still watching reruns of ELR daily! We Love Ray… doesn’t everyone?!!! ❤

    • @marycarmenorozcob9140
      @marycarmenorozcob9140 11 days ago +2

      I also keep watching ELR every day, my son gave me the series at Christmas ❤

  • @popieamores553
    @popieamores553 3 months ago +4

    I love the fact that they dont talk over each other. The house is amazing! 😊

  • @paranormalskeptic3893
    @paranormalskeptic3893 3 months ago +4

    They are such a great couple. You can tell they love each other, and feed off of each other’s senses of humor. I have been a big Ray Romano fan even before his TV show. But never really saw his wife interviewed, so this was awesome.

  • @EvelynM-vlogs
    @EvelynM-vlogs 5 months ago +81

    I unexpectedly watched the whole video with my face crinkled up and a giant open mouthed grin on my face. I'm not sure why it was unexpected, he is hilarious, and so is she.

  • @MSWMW
    @MSWMW 5 months ago +29

    She literally said what most of us were thinking when got got on the bed with his shoes on!

  • @mrbear1302
    @mrbear1302 5 months ago +47

    That view out of the back of the house is crazy! WOW.

  • @Norfnorf12
    @Norfnorf12 5 months ago +13

    They’re so Italian-American lol. I love it.

  • @carolhingle2664
    @carolhingle2664 5 months ago +17

    I love Ray Romano...he is a funny funny guy...his wife seems to be a sweet lady...I am sure they know how blessed they are...

  • @williamtravis9283
    @williamtravis9283 5 months ago +21

    Ray, you're so funny. 🤣 Congratulations to you and Anna for 36 years of marriage. The pool looks really great. 👍

  • @AnnieBe65
    @AnnieBe65 4 months ago +4

    Ray's house is spectacular. Has Nate Berkus written all over it. He deserves it. Thanks for the laughs, Ray!

  • @valeried2941
    @valeried2941 5 months ago +7

    How can you not love this guy???!

  • @roxannestapleton-whyms6925
    @roxannestapleton-whyms6925 5 months ago +27

    You gotta love Ray, his awesome wife and family. Humble feels, in laid back chill mode, with top of the world warmth and humour!

  • @AntwainDCurry
    @AntwainDCurry 5 months ago +30

    More Mrs. Romano! I was in stitches. (Mr. Romano was entertaining as always, but Mrs. R was a delight.) I can't feel my face.

  • @iimimat
    @iimimat 4 months ago +6

    Aw them talking about their family more than their things is the best! Most AD tours are just about their purchases, but they have a why for their purchases and it’s so sweet !!!

  • @Lama12339
    @Lama12339 5 months ago +57

    He’s still hilarious even after all these years …I love the house they built together it’s so retro and spacious with lots of light !

  • @krissmgvlogs
    @krissmgvlogs 5 months ago +40

    I love the simplicity of the design and I love Ray too. His wife is also very funny.

  • @jessica386m
    @jessica386m 5 months ago +5

    Omg, I’ve been watching Every Ones Loves Raymond every day for the last 21 yrs. Love him

  • @patriciacoelho325
    @patriciacoelho325 4 months ago +5

    They are both so cute and funny. I could watch them for hours.

  • @lethu6413
    @lethu6413 5 months ago +83

    Now I wish they had a youtube channel so we can get a glimpse of their lovely family.

  • @Norfnorf12
    @Norfnorf12 5 months ago +13

    I’m so happy to see someone react just as viscerally as I do to shoes on the bed!!

  • @aaditya_kashyap
    @aaditya_kashyap 5 months ago +16

    omg omg i love their chemistry.... one of the best AD episodes

  • @barbarawillis4275
    @barbarawillis4275 5 months ago +19

    I always looked forward to watching Mr. Romano's tv series, Everybody Loves Raymond." It is the funniest show about family life with the greatest cast of actors and so well written. Thank you Ray for that. I, too, love the bunkbed room. I am happy we met Anna. Very comfortable couple.

  • @jayg2895
    @jayg2895 5 months ago +27

    What a cute couple. We know they’re rich rich but dont act like it. She like, i love these lamps. I dunno what they are but I love them. Probably costs 1k a pop. I love their house.

  • @pammclain8004
    @pammclain8004 5 months ago +10

    Ray is so humble. Such kind people!

  • @adriannademadriguera4859
    @adriannademadriguera4859 5 months ago +82

    i did not stop smiling! love the house. 😊love this couple even more! please, someone, give them a show. i am so there! anna - you are fabulous!

  • @MOBETTA4423
    @MOBETTA4423 5 months ago +25

    Ray's wife is just as funny cool - also I saw the Smile too and 1970 Antique!!!! omggggg lol thanks for showing more down to earth realistic showings of these beautiful homes.

  • @mareebrissenden99
    @mareebrissenden99 5 months ago +27

    this is one of the best AD tours they are such lovely people very down to earth and appreciative

  • @elmedia1532
    @elmedia1532 5 months ago +2

    Ray! Sometimes I forget how real and funny he is!

  • @robinh4
    @robinh4 5 months ago +25

    I agree with Ray, the bunk bed room is my favourite too. Beautiful house!

  • @patriciawells7594
    @patriciawells7594 5 months ago +6

    He is fabulous so humbled and kind

  • @callie4889
    @callie4889 5 months ago +19

    The house is okay, but they are adorable and hilarious 🩵I think this is the 1st AD video I’ve seen where someone acknowledged how much something cost “it wasn’t cheap!”😂😂

    • @jennyrivera5867
      @jennyrivera5867 4 months ago +1

      Nate Burkus took them to town with the 'expensive' pieces. The 'designer' metal pieces are found in every house in like a South American country, Mexico or Asian houses. Next time hire a real designer, not a TV designer.

    • @bluekitty.81
      @bluekitty.81 3 months ago +1

      ​@@jennyrivera5867You need to calm down 😅 He paid for what his wife wanted. Why you suggesting anything else? You think that people in those places didn't pay more than they should for what they have? Lots of people pay not just for the actual product but because of who or even where is made. It's not like it's your money they are spending lol 🤣

  • @stephanielewis16
    @stephanielewis16 5 months ago +11

    The best house tour AD has ever done

  • @meganthings
    @meganthings 5 months ago +24

    Wasn’t expecting Ray Romano on AD! This is neat

  • @gdpiirock
    @gdpiirock 5 months ago +56

    I get why everybody loves Raymond lol

    • @kh7688
      @kh7688 5 months ago +6

      I see what you did there.

  • @marshmallowk
    @marshmallowk 5 months ago +38

    Hold on! Ray is 65!?!?! He looks amazing

    • @user-yl2pe9dm7j
      @user-yl2pe9dm7j 5 months ago +7

      Wow, i did not know that, he really does

    • @jonesey1221
      @jonesey1221 3 months ago +2

      66! He & I share the same birthdate! 😄🥰😄

  • @SleepyT23
    @SleepyT23 5 months ago +6

    I love the house. Love the people in the house. It's clearly fancy but still looks like they weren't trying to overdo the fancy part. And that's down to earth for rich people. Love it.

  • @Between2_worlds
    @Between2_worlds 5 months ago +7

    They said cozy but I feel so serene watching this.

  • @lhybar
    @lhybar 5 months ago +19

    OMG That patio alone is beautiful.

  • @bettycogswell9851
    @bettycogswell9851 5 months ago +8

    Love Ray and I actually loved the bunk beds.

  • @stephengiese7549
    @stephengiese7549 Month ago +1

    Family is the main reason for this house. They both really enjoy what they have. Yes, the house is pretty overwhelming but they love it. He jokes about the costs but hey he has earned it. She is very sharp, pleasant and show humour too😄

  • @tabithan2978
    @tabithan2978 Month ago

    I do the same, sit down to watch TV and can’t decide what to watch, scroll to find something and then it’s time for bed. TV never even turned on! So glad I’m not the only one who does that.

  • @a.r.rogers4373
    @a.r.rogers4373 5 months ago +132

    I'd love to see Nate Berkus do a tour and talk about his design choices.

    • @christianurena510
      @christianurena510 5 months ago

      instead of that annoying lady? I get you girl

    • @bml559
      @bml559 5 months ago +3

      Nate and his husband have given a couple AD tours of their homes ! They’re stunning

    • @BC-bt7hu
      @BC-bt7hu 5 months ago +1

      ​@@bml559 I love the two of them

    • @bethciaccio3450
      @bethciaccio3450 4 months ago

      Yes! They should do two tours and edit them together, I want to know about all the furniture and materials.

  • @actownsend7288
    @actownsend7288 5 months ago +7

    Anna is gorgeous!! And Nate is a cool dude. Glad he did a cozy job on the house.

  • @marypalmer2088
    @marypalmer2088 5 months ago +17

    I did watch "Somewhere in Queens", I watch anything you put your hands on and it was wonderful! I shed a few tears along with some laughs, it is a great movie. Your house is beautiful and well deserved, thank you for sharing it.

  • @jozishere96
    @jozishere96 5 months ago +26

    Great video because the hosts were so entertaining!!! More of these please

  • @anthonyiloenyosi5713
    @anthonyiloenyosi5713 5 months ago +33

    Now this is a really, really nice house.

  • @RenataV130
    @RenataV130 5 months ago +68

    How beautiful 🌿 Well done Nate 😊👍🦋

  • @susanstephens9870
    @susanstephens9870 5 months ago +16

    Love the landscaping. The mountains are beautiful.

  • @Bobsk3
    @Bobsk3 5 months ago +8

    This is actually the first celebrity house I really love! 💕 10/10, would certainly live here ☺️.

  • @wanderlust139
    @wanderlust139 5 months ago +10

    Ray is pretty darn down to earth 🌸

  • @marryellenmonahan5585
    @marryellenmonahan5585 5 months ago +7

    So down-to-earth and refreshing. that pad is absolutely breath-taking. I love it..😊 magical.

  • @amymatos8281
    @amymatos8281 5 months ago +2

    Too adorable these two!! Probably been together 30 years!! Beautiful!

  • @andrimarbi
    @andrimarbi 5 months ago +12

    He deserves everything he has

  • @d.l7457
    @d.l7457 5 months ago +16

    So wholesome compared to majority of the guests.

  • @queenm4856
    @queenm4856 5 months ago +8

    Most favorite AD episode yet

  • @deda118
    @deda118 19 days ago

    Keeping this clean and looking like it is, is itself itself a full time job.

  • @cksspb815
    @cksspb815 5 months ago +16

    Beautiful. Love your style. Nate did an excellent job. Well done.

  • @anitahargreaves9526
    @anitahargreaves9526 5 months ago +2

    His lovely wife, helps keep him grounded. Humble, happy family, imo.

  • @donnafuller3029
    @donnafuller3029 5 months ago +13

    I love Ray!! Lovely wife and beautiful house❤

  • @MISSMADISONMEDIA
    @MISSMADISONMEDIA 5 months ago +19

    Haven’t heard about this guy in years, and I love that for him

  • @The-Leah-Show
    @The-Leah-Show 5 months ago +40

    Love how simple and cozy it is

  • @raphaelamahadeo2741
    @raphaelamahadeo2741 5 months ago +9

    Super cool. Most chill, nice, relaxing, best episode...

  • @onlylisteningtobangerzzzzz5881

    WOW ❤ so modern, simple and clean 😍

    • @sharronandrews7675
      @sharronandrews7675 5 months ago +5

      This is a large house but it looks so relaxed and livable. It’s meant for a large family to gather. Hope it won’t be long until grandkids show up to take over those bunk beds. The outdoor spaces are so beautiful. Great job Nate!

  • @rachelfrees1268
    @rachelfrees1268 5 months ago +3

    What a guy. Best humor ever. Your intelligence, common sense, love of the arts and all the folks who have enjoyed your shows, movies, books etc., have made this possible. Kudos to you and yours. Would love some new material/shows.❤

  • @felixbeta8199
    @felixbeta8199 5 months ago +1

    Appreciate this family. Romano what a guy! LOVELY FAMILY HAS STAYED TRUE to his beliefs, values and love for what is really important in life.

  • @maxinedavieds6104
    @maxinedavieds6104 5 months ago +2

    The best part is Anna’s awesome Long Island accent. Ray Romano is a great guy.

  • @Just-Be-Fitting
    @Just-Be-Fitting 5 months ago +1

    This is the besy AD episode I have watched. Classy and hilarous.

  • @j-n-y
    @j-n-y 5 months ago +6

    they have been married for 36 years. that's like a 1000 yrs in Hollywood.

  • @asifyoucare
    @asifyoucare 5 months ago +15

    Oh...now I get Everybody Loves Raymond. These two are on the way to becoming the older couple on the show.

    • @meganthings
      @meganthings 5 months ago +4

      Hey that show is actually based on his actual family life when his 3 kids were little! It’s in his book.

    • @asifyoucare
      @asifyoucare 5 months ago +2

      Thanks! I feel like they are now easing into the grandparent & in law roles....

  • @irvsantana8227
    @irvsantana8227 5 months ago +6

    Deff one of my favorite houses !

  • @marysketch4772
    @marysketch4772 5 months ago +9

    How adorable the house is. Every room, every part.

  • @carrieking3907
    @carrieking3907 5 months ago +5

    What a great and real couple! Design is perfect. Setting is lovely. Happy for them.

  • @nataliekim5868
    @nataliekim5868 5 months ago +8

    Beautiful house! Wonder what Frank and Marie’s house looks like across that golf course 😂