With the seed of the arts planted in prominent style, and a passion for creativity Robert Downey Junior is making arts and culture a profound part of his life.

In the latest edition of Architectural Digest, the Iron Man star shows off his Hampton’s Hideaway.

“We didn’t set out to do something conspicuously wacky. We just enjoy a bit of whimsy and fun. And we definitely don’t like boring,” he adds.

The Interior of the house represents an amiable consensus among the Downeys and their designer: pedigreed pieces and unpretentious off-the-rack staples, poppy colors and soothing neutrals, eccentric accents and discreet luxuries. It’s an idiosyncratic assemblage that speaks equally to the actor’s puckish spirit, his wife’s concerns for efficiency and ease, and Nahem’s finesse in crafting eminently livable homes with a touch of otherworldly magic.

Ask anyone to describe life in Sarasota and it’s likely you’ll hear “arts and culture” in their very first sentence. Beyond being known for beaches, Sarasota is a community rich in arts with live theater, concerts, ballet, opera, galleries, museums and even, the circus!

“Sarasota is clearly the cultural mecca of Florida, there are few communities in the nation that have the depth and quality of arts and cultural offerings that are found here.”

American Style Magazine named Sarasota as the No. 1 “Small City for Art in the United States” while NerdWallet has listed Sarasota in the “Best Small Cities for Art Lovers“. Meanwhile, Sarasota’s iconic Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been recognized as the No. 1 “Performing Arts Hall in North America” in the 2,000-seat category by Venues Today five times. And Movoto has named Sarasota among “The Best Cities in Florida for the Arts“.

A Passion for Performing Arts
You’ll discover the curtain rising nightly at dozens of renowned performing arts venues along Florida’s Gulf Coast. In fact, TopRetirements.com has said that Sarasota is known for “Most Big Cultural Institutions per Square Inch“.

Looking to the Future
The community is committed to maintaining a hub for creativity and culture. One of the most exciting initiatives dedicated to continuing our place as Florida’s premier destination for arts and culture is known as Sarasota Bayfront 20:20. Community and civic leaders have begun to collectively articulate a long-term master plan for re-investing in 42 acres of land along the Bayfront near the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. The goal is to make this project a permanent expression of Sarasota’s cultural prowess while inhabiting one of the city’s most beautiful and accessible waterfront settings.

If making arts and culture a part of your life, then you should consider Sarasota, Florida!

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