- Birthday3rd Aug, 41
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusDivorced
An American business tycoon and media personality, Martha Stewart was born “Martha Helen Kostyra” in New Jersey. The Lifestyle guru publishes the magazine “Martha Stewart Living” which focuses on elegant "homemaking, and also hosts her talk show "Martha”. Young Martha started appearing in fashion shows, television and print advertisements, at the mere age of 13. The artistic business magnate has a net worth of $638 million, making her one of the richest Americans.
Raised in a working-class community in Nutley, Martha inherited a lot of skills from her parents as her mother taught her the art of cooking and her father trained her in gardening. A graduate from the “Barnard College”, Martha worked as a female stockbroker on the Wall Street until 1972, when her family moved to Connecticut. The Lifestyle guru also served five months in prison in 2004, on account of lying to detectors about a stock sale, despite which her company returned to profitability in the subsequent year.
An expert in the “Art of French Cooking”, Martha started a catering company in the late 1970s and soon became reputed for her gourmet menus and distinctive, innovative presentation. Developing in full flow, “Martha Stewart Inc” grew into a $1 million business within a decade, serving eminent corporate and celebrity clients. The business women built a successful empire in the form of “Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc” and stretched into the world of publishing with the release of her first book “Entertaining”, which became a smash hit in the market, followed by release of epic publications in quick succession including “Martha Stewart's Quick Cook Menus” and “Martha Stewart's Wedding Planner”.
The businesswoman earned a degree in European and architectural history from the “Barnard College” in Manhattan, where she also met Yale law student and her future husband “Andrew Stewart”, and the two married in 1961, followed by the birth of their daughter, “Alexis”. The marriage ended in 1989 after a three-year disconnection between the couple.
The wealthy businesswoman owns a bunch of lavish properties including her plush home in New York, marvelous four acre home in Connecticut and a summer home in Maine. An avid pet lover, Martha has a variety of pets including her “Chow Chow” dog “Ghenghis Khan”, two French bulldogs, “Francesca” and “Sharkey”, seven Himalayan cats, five Dutch Friesian horses, three Miniature donkeys and multiple hens and chickens as pets.
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Turkey hill home
The businesswoman owns a marvelous home in Connecticut, which was Martha’s first house.
Location: Martha’s beautiful home is positioned in Turkey hill, Connecticut, USA.
Accommodation: The four acre property is protected from the outsiders by a striking stone wall and features a stunning landscape design with trees and shrubs adding up to the site’s symmetry, establishing an axis of vision. An “all-season garden” on the property comprises magnificent varied plant material. The marvelous house includes four bedrooms with three featuring a four poster bed, a well renovated kitchen, a dining room comprising of a beautiful “French chandelier” and Irish Hepplewhite chairs, a brick-floored mudroom serving as a chintz sitting room and sometimes as a dining room, a wide center hall featuring plain pumpkin pine board flooring, a long stairway and a mini smoke house. The property also includes two green houses, a chicken coop home to nearly 80 hens and roosters, and a cutting flower garden.
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The Center Hall
The Lifestyle guru owns a plush home in New York, with estimated price in millions. Designed with perfection, Martha’s lavish home features an extraordinary interior geometry and decor, which makes a perfect eye candy for the visitors.
Location: The stunning home is located in Lily Pond Lane in New York, USA.
Accommodation: Surrounded by lush greenery on exteriors, the home features a brilliant architecture. A beautiful pond near the house features Lily pads in varying shades of teal, beige, and brown floating calmly.
The dining room appears bright and cool with the white color woodworks and walls, and ceilings painted in deep beige shade, and comprise dark-wood side chairs with marble-top wood table.
The kitchen incorporates green tile flooring, golden color ceiling, new metal cabinetwork, long counters with marble tops, cappuccino counter with a grand machine, teal McCoy pottery arranged on the wall shelves and a sixteen-drawer metal buffet for easily accommodating flatware, napkins, and serving pieces.
A cozy library featuring organized collection of garden books offers the ideal spot for calm work and reading. The library also includes Venetian-glass chandelier, black Jacobean-style table, French doors and elegant furnishings.
A guest bedroom painted in restful gray-brown color features metal frame beds, Victorian wicker nightstand and a marvelous flower arrangement. The guest bath features ebonized Aesthetic Movement pieces, black-painted wood and a compilation of green glass shimmers. The master bedroom features beigy-pink tones on the walls and ceiling, and includes a pinkish mercury-glass ball and a multipaned wardrobe.
An office room serves as a complete media center as it incorporates a large-screen television, computer, printer, and scanner, Sirius satellite radio, telephones and several small cubbies holding messages and paper. The wonder home also includes a craft room with creative containers, boxed goods, and flat drawers. The entire home is decorated with houseplants including umbrella trees, succulents and cacti.
The kitchen concept
The screen hall
Paper and fabric
The craft room
Sitting pretty in her home
The house plants
The green room
The dining hall
The front hall
Maine summer home
Martha’s Maine home featuring a brilliant design structure and extravagant interiors is a real paradise for the visitors. The pricy property incorporates classy and luxurious rooms revealing the business women’s deeply personal style.
Location: The expensive property is located on the coasts of Maine in USA.
Accommodation: The luxurious home comprises a dining room with a dining table set for 20 guests brush colored tones, set of Italian ring-back chairs and a gray terrazzo dining table, a fully furnished living room with pink shade walls and a fireplace. The beautiful bedrooms feature French sheets and pillowcases on a comfy bed, Belgian linen, cotton matelasse and a lampshade. The bedroom desk, facing the water, offers the place for writing letters or peeping out of the window. The kitchen features 18 stools painted in white and a large number of China white dishes kept on display in cupboards.
The exotic bathroom features additional sinks, pink glazed tiles, pink Venetian mirror and embroidered towels providing a marvelous appearance. The second-floor hallway is adorned with a series of 17th-century astrological globe engravings. Other highlights of the majestic home include a porcelain worktable with open shelves, glazed terra-cotta sphinx, a 6-foot-long mirror, a 10-foot-long table, pink porcelain teacups, Amber-and-gold Venetian glass candlesticks, a grand circular table in center hall, Chinese incense bowl in the Living Hall and a Steinway grand piano.
Astrological globe engravings
New York apartment
Martha owns a luxurious apartment in New York, with estimated price in millions. The beautiful apartment features well outfitted rooms, which are ideal for a luxurious living.
Location: The gorgeous apartment is positioned in New York, USA.
Accommodation: The awesome apartment features elegant flooring with high ceilings and holds ample space for relaxing, recreation or work. The grand service kitchen equipped with Duralab components features floor-to-ceiling Duralab cabinets, sliding doors for below-counter, shallow drawers for knives and silverware and deeper drawers for linens and cookery utensils. Martha's marvelous “Venetian glass” and “Indian silver” are displayed in a vintage dental-instrument case. The living room finds place adjacent to the kitchen and features marvelously adorned walls and fully furnished interiors.
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Grand service kitchen
The billionaire business woman owns a plush “BMW X3” car featuring a jaw dropping design incorporating attractive details with nicely designed sections. The beautifully crafted car features spacious interiors and looks larger on the outside as well. The car’s supportive backrest, excellent legroom and easily foldable sumptuous leather seats and an overall impressive cabin make it an absolute treat to drive. Equipped with a 195cc engine, smooth electric steering, comfy interiors and state-of-the-art suspension, the car is an ideal choice for enjoying an opulent ride.
Aid Still Required
The lifestyle guru supports the non-profit corporation “Aid Still Required”, aimed to take care of ignored issues and the victims of natural disasters and other crises. The noble association runs various environmentally-friendly projects for the development and well being of people, prominent of which include - schooling for kids, medical care and small business opportunities promoting means to self-sufficiency. The organization also runs campaign involving celebrities and athletes by means of Facebook and Twitter accounts in order to encourage awareness and accumulate funds for projects.
An avid pet lover, Martha supports the “American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” (ASPCA), which aims at formulating effective means to counter the cruelty practices against animals. The organization also serves to provide shelters to the innocent animals and offers different programs for the well being of pets, prominent of which include – Animal Health services, Anti-cruelty campaigns, and Animal poison control offering 24x7 resources for any animal poison related emergency. The 1866 founded association works to pass humane laws and rescue animals from abuse for the sole purpose of helping animals.
Robin Hood foundation
The business woman supports the “Robin Hood foundation”, which targets poverty in New York City to lessen the troubles of the common man in New York. The 1988 founded organization works in coordination with almost 240 nonprofit organizations, for offering general support to the poor New Yorker’s which includes capital grants and program grants. Founded by Paul Tudor Jones, the organization raises funds primarily by means of an annual charity event and tries to improve the poor people’s earning capability for brighter long-term prospects. Since its inception, the noble association has accumulated more than $900 million in cash, for funding its master programs.
Make a wish foundation
Martha supports the “Make a wish foundation”, which strives to fulfill the wishes of children facing life-intimidating medical conditions. The purpose of the foundation is to bring a ray of hope, strength, and joy in the life of the suffering children. One of the most prominent charities, Make a wish foundation works by the collective effort of a massive group of approximately 25,000 volunteers and events assistants to serve as fundraisers, to serve more than 250,000 children in different countries around the globe.
Martha’s “Chow Chow” dog named “Ghenghis Khan” is surely her favorite as the cute animal made her truimphant when it won the "Best in Breed” award, competing against 2,000 dogs representing 185 breeds at the 136th “Westminster Kennel Club” dog show in New York. The prize winning pooch has been a real source of amazement for Martha, as she loves playing with her charming dog at home.
The domestic goddess also owns two French bulldogs “Francesca” and “Sharkey”, featuring contrast colors, which are amongst one of her favorite breed. Pet lover Martha created a separate blog “The Daily Wag” for her cute bulldogs, in which the dogs update news about their daily lives, and provide valuable resources for the pet owners, with the generous help from their master Martha. The business woman loves both dogs to death, despite an accident in which Francesca bit Martha above the upper lip, when the domestic diva was whispering goodbye to the sleeping French bulldog, resulting in a bloody wound on her upper lip and nine stitches to close it up.
Pet crazy Martha has seven Himalayan cats, which the crafty queen calls as Teeney, Weeney, Vivaldi, Verdi, Mozart, Bartok and Belioz, all named after eminent composers. Martha loves kitties to such an extent that she devoted an entire show to cats and even featured them in her commercials for Kmart and in the cover page of her magazine. Martha’s adorable cats can be spotted everywhere in the home, especially in the creative craft’s room.
An avid animal lover, Martha adores Hens and chickens as pets. The crafty queen owns various pretty breeds of hen, which lay plenty of delicious eggs, and provides Martha with a pleasant time playing with the chicks. Martha’ Turkey Hill home includes a mammoth “chicken coop” which provides a blissful home to nearly 80 hens and roosters of varied breeds.
A real animal advocate, Martha owned five Dutch Friesian horses, at one point of time. Martha had to bid goodbye to one of her Friesian horse, after her 17 year old horse “Martyn”, horse passed away due to a long, painful, lameness which ultimately caused the failure of Martyn’s rear fetlocks. Known for their sheer grace and supreme agility, Friesian horses feature luxurious, long, thick manes and feathers on their hind legs, making them an ideal choice for a pet lover like Martha.
Martha owns three Miniature donkeys, two males “Clive” and “Rufus” and one female “Billie”. Charismatic creatures by nature, Martha’s fury friends are sometimes difficult to manage, but the pet lover adores feeding and pampering them to calm them down. Martha considers older miniature donkey’s calmer than the young ones, due to the stubborn nature of the juvenile donkeys.
The domestic goddess has been spotted a number of times taking shots with her “Canon 5D” camera, while she’s on her farm or outside with friends. The world's finest portrait and landscape camera, Canon 5D is light enough to be carried anywhere and offers extraordinary images with its wide range of shooing modes and high efficiency sensor. The beautiful camera incorporates supreme quality lens and runs for long on a single charge.
Martha’s “BlackBerry 8800” is a gorgeous device and offers the perfect business-style statement to the business magnate. Featuring stunning good looks and some multimedia hoops, the business phone provides an enticing and appealing dose for the wealthy. The striking phone comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, compatibility for video and MP3s, 80 MB internal storage and sports a built-in GPS receiver for effective navigation.
Martha owns these pretty four-inch Valentino wedges with bow detail in yellow and brown.
Martha Stewart was seen wearing Hermes shoes on more than one occasion in her famous "The Marth Stewart Show." She owns a gold, Hermes Slingback and Hermes denim wedge sandals.
Michael Kors Shoes
Martha has been spotted several times wearing her brown shade Michael Kors Shoes in her show.
Martha Stewart loves Christian Louboutin shoes but not the designer’s trademark red soles. Stewart said. "I don’t like them red, even though they’re his trademark.” She paints her Christina Louboutin heels black.