See Inside Jonathan Bennett's Los Angeles Home

Take a tour of Jonathan's house.

Photo By: Dave Lauridsen ©© Dave Lauridsen

Photo By: Dave Lauridsen ©© Dave Lauridsen

Photo By: Dave Lauridsen ©© Dave Lauridsen

Photo By: Dave Lauridsen ©© Dave Lauridsen

Photo By: Dave Lauridsen ©Dave Lauridsen

The Den

Three graphic pillows add a pop of color to the gray sofas in the den.

Photography by Dave Lauridsen

Living Room

Jonathan wanted the room to feel relaxed and lived-in, and an extra-deep leather sofa from Restoration Hardware was the perfect fit. He and his roommates chose the carpet based on a highly scientific testing process: "We brought home samples and then we'd lie down on them," he says, laughing. His favorite piece in the room is a coffee table made of wood salvaged from an old ship. "I wanted everything to be a little quirky," he says.

Dining Room

Jonathan had the large table custom-built to accommodate 20-plus guests at his annual Friendsgiving dinner. His friend, Willa Ford, pop singer-turned-interior designer, persuaded him to choose a vivid over-dyed rug to offset the dark wood. His unusual chandelier brings the whole room together: "At first glance it looks like crystal," he says. "But then you look close and see that it's hundreds of test tubes."


A commercial jet print above Jonathan's bed is a tribute to his late father, who was an amateur pilot. The midnight-blue walls (Poppy Seed by Behr) are dark, but natural sunlight streams into the room during the day and brightens it up.

The Backyard

Jonathan lounges around the fire pit in a Maya Swivel Chair that's covered in citrus-hued Sunbrella fabric. The material stands up well to the weather — and his house parties.

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Jonathan Bennett Bio

Before his breakout role as Aaron Samuels in the hit movie Mean Girls, Jonathan Bennett launched his career on the small screen. After getting his start starring in the Emmy Award-winning series All My Children, Jonathan appeared on Law & Order: SVU, Smallville and Veronica Mars. In addition to his work on television, he has starred in many leading motion pictures, including Love Wrecked, The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, Cheaper by the Dozen and National Lampoon's Van Wilder: Freshman Year. He added executive producer to his resume with the films Authors Anonymous, Pawn and Submerged, in which he also starred. Recently he garnered national attention as a competitor on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, where he won "Fan Favorite." Jonathan currently serves as host of the Food Network series Cake Wars.

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