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Real Estate

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Buy Designer Estate in L.A.

comp:00004fe6c921:0000000cb8:06ce 0 <p>Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and rocker husband Chris Martin of Coldplay, are long time East Coast residents, preferring penthouses in Manhattan and a large estate in the Hamptons for their home base. And although they recently bought in Los Angeles, it appears they stuck with the East Coast aesthetic, buying a gracious estate in <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Brentwood-Los-Angeles-CA/">Brentwood</a>, foregoing the Spanish-Colonials and Mid-Century mods prevalent in the area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmz.com/2012/06/22/gwyneth-paltrow-chris-martin-coldplay-escrow-house-mansion/">According to TMZ</a>, the couple picked up the home for close to the current asking price of $10.45 million. The property first hit the market last year for $11.96 million. The home was built new as a concept house by designer Windsor Smith. The so-called &#8220;House of Windsor&#8221; was <a href="http://www.verandaunveils.com/">featured in Veranda Magazine </a>and showcases rooms by multiple L.A. designers including Candace Barnes, Peter Dunham and Kathryn Ireland. The kitchen, however, was designed by Smith, <a href="http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-veranda-house-of-windsor-photos,0,5211217.photogallery">who explained to the L.A. Times</a>, that &#8220;kitchens are the new living rooms.&#8221; Her design includes Calacatta marble countertops, a deep farmhouse sink and enormous dining table surrounded by mismatched chairs.</p> <p>Located in L.A.&#8217;s Mandeville Canyon, the home&#8217;s grounds feature lush landscaping: sprawling lawns, &#8220;venerable oaks and shady sycamores.&#8221; Horse stables and a paddock are also on the property.</p> <p>With 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, the 8,000-square-foot home has more than enough room for Martin, Paltrow, their two children and perhaps the rest of the Coldplay band.</p> <p>Paltrow and Martin have been married since 2003 and also own several properties in London &#8212; including Kate Winslet&#8217;s former home. Although Paltrow is primarily best known for her roles in film, the actress has recently branched out to other pursuits, starting lifestyle website <a>goop.com </a>and publishing a cookbook.</p> <p><strong>Related:</strong></p>
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