Actor Chris Coy lives in Thousand Oaks, California, with his wife and his two daughters, Dylan and Veronica. When he’s not on the West Coast, he spends some of the year in New York shooting HBO’s The Deuce, in which he stars as Paul Hendrickson, a bartender at a watering hole run by the show’s main character, played by James Franco. Coy, 32, previously had roles on HBO’s Treme, and AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Since buying their home two years ago—“we used to live in Echo Park, but when we had our second daughter we jumped into the 'burbs,” he says—the couple has filled it with treasures. “We’re hunters,” he says of himself and his wife, Alice (shown at right), who together often spend weekends looking through garage and estate sales for cool pieces. And he gives much of the credit to his wife for outfitting the house with interesting pieces. “She has such a great eye. She just picks things up and finds treasures.”
TRAIL OF TEARS SCULPTURE
“My wife is part Native American, and she was at a garage sale and saw this beautiful sculpture, which is different from the other Trail of Tears commemorative sculptures. She paid $20 for this thing, and it’s solid bronze.”
“It’s an antique cupboard, built around 1750 in Wales. We bought it at an estate sale, and the family that I acquired it from had it for 70 years. My kids pretend it’s a magical cupboard. It’s a big, historical, beautiful piece.”
“It’s an antique church pew—easily 100 years old— that we use as a daybed in the living room. Its value in my home is how much my kids use it. There’s a secret storage door, with an iron chain underneath, and they hide their toys in there and they call it a big treasure box.”
“My wife and I and both of my daughters painted this together. Our youngest was 1, and our oldest was around 4. We painted it over the course of a full year. We kept adding and repainting, and it evolved. It’s my favorite thing in the house to look at.”