“My cabin in Minnesota,” Duhamel told Architectural Digest after the publication asked him where he goes to escape.
“My cabin in Minnesota is really… Do you know who Terry Redlin is? Look up any Terry Redlin painting and it feels like that,” the Safe Haven actor continued. “It really does. It’s a tiny little place. It’s not big, but it’s right on the water, and it’s tucked into all of these pine trees. It’s, like, 52 acres of just open forest on a lake, and it’s got this little chimney with smoke that comes up when you have a fire. It’s this whole thing, but it’s nothing fancy, believe me. It’s cute, but nothing fancy. My place in L.A., I just got… I am about to close on a ranch-style one-level, four bedroom midcentury modern. I love midcentury modern. I don’t like ultra modern and I don’t like too country. I like it just sort of comfy.”
As previously reported, Duhamel and Fergie called it quits after eight years of marriage earlier this year. The former couple, who share 4-year-old son Axl, announced their split in a joint statement on September 14, but it was later revealed that they separated in February.
“With absolute love and respect, we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year,” the statement to Us Weekly read. “To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family.”
The Transformers: The Last Knight star told the magazine that his cabin is where he feels “relaxed” after being “unsettled since February.”
“I just walked in and I felt relaxed,” Duhamel explained. “I felt like this was a place where I can come in and just land every day. It has this beautiful view. It’s up on this hill, it’s got a beautiful pool in the back, it’s got enough yard to put a little chipping area, putting area in eventually. Great barbecue. It just feels relaxing, you know, and I have been unsettled now since February, so I am excited to just get some place and just have my stuff and just relax a little bit.”
Duhamel also revealed his Minnesota home is full of props from the sets of his past television and movie roles.
“I always try to collect something. I have the old chalk slate from All My Children when I was first there, before they went to the electronic ones,” he said. “I did the movie When in Rome, and it was like this poker chip that was sort of prominent in the movie and I kept that. What else? I had a door from my office on Las Vegas. I actually have the ’69 Camaro from Las Vegas that I drove around.”
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