Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber’s Home in New York City
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber collaborate with design firm Ashe + Leandro to transform a Manhattan artist’s loft into an inviting family home
Stars, they’re just like us. Even a two-time Oscar nominee, it turns out, can fall prey to new-home anxiety. “I mean, look at this place,” Naomi Watts says. “Is it too big? Are we taking on more than we should? Maybe we should have stayed where we were? I don’t know!” And then the actress throws her arms up and lets out a lovely, nervous laugh.
Watts is standing in the entry hall of the Manhattan apartment she shares with her partner, actor Liev Schreiber, and their two sons, eight-year-old Alexander and seven-year-old Samuel. Oh, and there’s Bob, too. He’s the Yorkie. The journey to this moment has been long, twisting, and fraught with the kind of drama that Watts—who is in three movies coming out this year—usually has to cope with only in make-believe.
But let’s start at the beginning.