Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

They have a wide street inside, so i was inspired by that

Barbra Streisand refused to allow Meet the Fockers producers to cast away the set's doors - she used the pieces to construct a street in her basement.

The veteran entertainer has spent the last five and a half years refurbishing and building her home, a colonial farmhouse, and documenting the renovation process for a new book.

One of the most interesting features within the property is her basement, which she designed as a row of shops using doors she took home from the set of the 2004 comedy.

She tells U.K. talk show host Jonathan Ross, "I just didn't want a basement. I thought it would be nice to have a street, a street of shops! What happened on Meet The Fockers was they had fabulous doors on the set, soI said, 'What are you going to do with the doors after the picture's over?' They said, 'We dump them, we break them up.' I said, 'No, no, no! I'll take them!'

"So I designed the shops around the doors from the set. I also went and spent two days at the Winterthur Museum, which is the greatest collection of American furniture in Delaware. They have a wide street inside, so i was inspired by that".


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