Evan Spiegel Gave Miranda Kerr the Most Thoughtful (And Techy) Gift
See how it turned her California crib into a dream home.
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.
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.