Part of the fun of moving to a new place is always moving into a brand-spanking-new abode. So we can only imagine that Marissa Hermer is having a blast now that she and her family, which includes husband Matt Hermer, sons Max and Jake, and daughter Sadie, have decided to spend half the year in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, while they still have their home in London.
Now living in a six-bedroom, nine-bath L.A. estate, according to PEOPLE, the Hermers are totally embracing their new California lifestyle. "Our new house is great. I mean, it's pretty unbelievable, to be honest," Marissa recently told The Daily Dish. "I love my home in London. I built our home in London. But this house in L.A. is enormous. We have a huge backyard, we have a beautiful view, we've got a big pool."
Marissa's new L.A. home is just as stunning at night. Photo courtesy of Marissa Hermer
How cute and cozy does this seating area look? Photo courtesy of Marissa Hermer
This big and bright master bedroom lets even more sunlight in with a fully retractable wall of glass, according to PEOPLE. Photo courtesy of Marissa Hermer
A brilliant bathroom for a brilliant couple. Photo courtesy of Marissa Hermer
The only way this photo would make us drool even more is if it showed the closet full of clothes. Photo courtesy of Marissa Hermer
This adorable bedroom is perfect for Marissa's boys to rest in after a day of fun in the sun. Photo courtesy of Marissa Hermer
That backyard also includes one of the best parts of the abode, according to Marissa. "I think my favorite part in our house in L.A. is the kids have this kids' clubhouse with swings and slides and all of this stuff," she gushed. "And I love that, even though, OK, it's not mine, but the kids really love it. Sadie had her first swing ride on the swing in our backyard, which is pretty idyllic."
Just think of the amazing pool parties you could have in that backyard. Photo courtesy of Marissa Hermer
This swing set is one of Marissa's favorite parts of her new home. Photo courtesy of Marissa Hermer
But you'll usually find Marissa and the rest of the family inside the house in one room in particular. "I love our kitchen in our house. I wrote a cookbook [An American Girl in London]. It's coming out in a few months. But sort of the kitchen for me is where family and friends always congregate. It's where I feed our children. It's sort of the informal gathering place in the house," Marissa explained. "And this kitchen in our house is enormous. We've got a huge island, we've got plenty of room for everyone to gather around. We had a party the other night, and there were, like, 40 people casually in the kitchen, which is what dreams are made of for a happy home, in my opinion."
Now you see how this kitchen could be such a hub for entertaining in this house. Photo courtesy of Marissa Hermer
This dining room would make any dinner party instantly elegant. Photo courtesy of Marissa Hermer
We have a feeling that a bottle of vino from this wine cellar would also help the Hermers throw a successful dinner party. Photo courtesy of Marissa Hermer
The Hermers don't even have to leave their home to work out. Photo courtesy of Marissa Hermer
And now we're dying to be invited over for dinner.
Take a tour of Marissa's smashing London pad, below.