In the living room it’s the stone mantel Shields and her architect rescued from the Plaza Hotel after the property was refurbished in the mid-2000s; in the dining room it’s the hand-blocked wallpaper; and in her light-filled kitchen it’s the custom-made marble-topped dining table, inspired by a baker’s cart that Shields, 52, spotted in Europe. “If you look underneath it,” she points out, “you can see it’s never moving. It’s bolted to the ground.” It’s a permanent fixture in the stately but warm home, just like the supermodel.
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Shields searched for years before finding the historic five-bedroom house in 2009; she shares it with her husband, Chris Henchy, 53, a movie producer (Bachelorette, The Other Guys), and their daughters Rowan, 14, and Grier, 11. The self-described interiors obsessive spent a year and a half restoring the property, which had been subdivided into 8 apartments, to its former glory. MADE, a Brooklyn architecture firm, removed, restored, and replaced as many original details as possible.Read more at PeopleTVwatch