Instagram sensation, runway star, and health and home aficionado Miranda Kerr recently invited Harper's Bazaar to her posh and Pinterest-worthy home on a hillside in Malibu. And while everything in her stay is wedding registry material, the model took time to gush about one especially unique detail.
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Kerr (and then-husband Orlando Bloom) moved from New York City to her beachy retreat in 2014 to give five-year-old son Flynn a more nurturing upbringing. "We thought it would be a better lifestyle for Flynn. He could be outside playing year-round, playing in the sand. We could have a garden," she told Harper's Bazaar.
And with its waterfront views and spacious landscape, it's no wonder she settled on her now-home. But there was just one problem: "This property was a dustbowl when I bought it," she admitted.
Cue incredibly thoughtful fiancé and Snapchat co-founder and CEO, Evan Spiegel. To assist Kerr's home in living up to its dreamy potential, he gifted the environmentally-conscious model with the perfect solution.
To help her foliage flourish, her pools stay full, and her outdoor waterfall, well, fall, Spiegel invested in an ultra-techy (obviously) and incredibly creative accessory called the Skywater 300. The system—designed by Island Sky and reportedly running at $16,000 with installation—uses natural humidity to create water, with the specific model producing up to 300 gallons a day. In case you were wondering, that fuels all of Kerr's indoor and outdoor needs—from her showers to her koi pond, and drinking water and irrigation, too.
It also works. Kerr's landscape, which was once dry as a dessert, is now "so green." "Obviously I'm aware of the drought problem in California," she shared in the interview. "This system really just pulls water out of the sky. It was a very thoughtful present because he knows how much I love a garden."
While the machinery is pricey, it cuts out the water bill, and smaller options are even more cost-efficient. The Skywater 14 (that's up to 14 gallons of water produced) saves so much energy that a gallon can be made with as little as 26¢ worth of electricity.
So if you're looking for something luxe, innovative, and drought-resistant, hit up Spiegel (or the website) for more deets.
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