‘NCIS’ Star Sean Murray Spent 10 Years Designing His Dream Home: Take a Video Tour Inside

by Madison Miller
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Oftentimes for Sean Murray it may seem like “NCIS” is his home, given it’s where he spends the majority of his time.

You can spot the star in the famous headquarters for the “NCIS” team alongside Mark Harmon, catching killers and saving lives. Murray has been a regular cast member since season two of the long-running series.

However, there’s another very special place that Murray holds close to his heart. The “NCIS” actor spent 10 years of his life designing what he considers his dream home. It’s the perfect place for him to unwind and prepare for his life on the screen.

Sean Murray gave an inside look to his home to People in March 2021. He opened the door in classic MTV Cribs style before giving the in-depth tour.

His house is located in Encino, California, and is about 4,200 square feet. It’s a six-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home. He lives in his dream house with his family — his wife, Carrie, and their two children, River and Caitlyn. His wife runs the Business Relationship Alliance, which is a network for women entrepreneurs.

The first thing the “NCIS” actor points out is the wood partitioning that separates his entryway from the rest of the house. He shares that it was actually a custom-made piece.

Sean Murray references a designer that the family hired to help with the home. It was this person’s idea to create a really eye-catching gallery wall in the bathroom. Murray seems pretty fond of art and photography. He has another wide gallery wall in his living area. It’s a combination of some of his favorite artists, but it’s mostly family pictures.

The room also has a large grey brick fireplace with floating shelves to the left and the right. The “NCIS” actor has a nifty bar setup, despite the fact that he doesn’t drink at all himself.

“The kitchen is more my speed. It’s where I make my coffees. I’m a big coffee drinker,” Murray reveals. The kitchen has some gray-speckled tiling and added in wooden cabinets for extra storage.

Family Values in ‘NCIS’ Actor’s Home

While the home has some really gorgeous features, it’s very reminiscent of a cozy, family-oriented home.

For Murray, home is something that means a lot to him today. He grew up in a military family, his father was a Navy Captain, so he moved from Singapore to Australia to London before he was even 8. His homes lacked character, as they were all carbon molds of each other.

“I remember my mom and I joking about, ‘Is it going to be a light shade of military green or a dark shade of military green? … There is definitely something about putting roots down, because I didn’t have that as a kid, in a lot of ways. We moved every two, three years. So there is a part of me that’s like, ‘You got your place, your space, your house with your family. Make it yours,'” Murray said to People.

The home they purchased was decked out in early-’90s decor prior to the “Fixer Upper” style remodel. Despite small, and not-so-small issues like a drainage problem, the house turned into a gorgeous long-term project for the couple.