Gwyneth Paltrow’s name is synonymous with a very particular brand of health and wellness: clean eating, natural beauty, and exercise regimens meant to restore balance and inner calm. It is no surprise, then, that the entrepreneur and actress is also very intentional about the spaces she lives in.
Over the years, she’s owned and sold many homes located everywhere from London to New York City to Malibu, and she’s left her distinctive mark on each one. This is evident in her latest purchase, a behemoth Montecito retreat. She told AD , “The strength of the house is in the subtleties of light and space. We spent a lot of time assessing family patterns, how we really live, what makes us most comfortable. The focus was on the experience, the emotion.” Below, we’ve rounded up some of Paltrow’s most well-known properties, each curated with her considered aesthetic and eye.
Shortly after they wed in December 2003, Paltrow and then husband Chris Martin purchased a sizable home in the tony North London neighborhood of Belsize Park. The couple reportedly bought the flat from Kate Winslet for $4.1 million, and acquired the two homes on either side of the original pad to create a massive 33-room mansion. The pair worked with Martin’s architect brother to restore the home’s Art Deco period details, and made a few renovations to accommodate their family’s needs.
They added three more bedrooms, a bathroom and a half, a rec room for the kids, and a home gym. Ten years later, however, Paltrow and the Coldplay frontman famously announced their “conscious uncoupling,” and along with that, their decision to put their house on the market for $11.5 million. It has since sold, though it is unclear what the final sale price was.
Paltrow and Martin made their first stateside purchase two years into their marriage, snapping up a Hamptons home for $5.4 million. Located in Amagansett, the extremely stylish dwelling measures 7,000 square feet and boasts five bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms, all decked out in Goop-approved furnishings and decor. Although the color scheme of the residence is primarily pastel-colored, the kitchen offers a bit more dramatic flair, with dark-colored wood cabinets popping in sharp contrast to stark white walls punctuated by strategically placed skylights. Four years after her split with Martin, Paltrow married her now husband, Brad Falchuk, in the backyard. She still owns this property.
Paltrow and Martin later picked up a three-bedroom and 3,892-square-foot penthouse in Tribeca for just over $5 million. Paltrow enlisted the help of AD100 design firm Roman and Williams—who also helped her map out her Goop office—to bring her airy and sophisticated vision to life. The posh pad featured painted white floors, French doors, and a unique sofa swing. It also had an enviable 500-square-foot decked terrace. A description of the unit on Goop’s website pointed out “pastel silks, hand-embroidered wallpapers, and cool swaths of marble” that balanced “centuries-old techniques and antiques with a confident, breezy modernism.” The home hit the market for $14.25 million in 2016 and ultimately sold for $10.7 million in 2017.
The couple set their sights on the West Coast next, paying $10.5 million for an equestrian estate in the Mandeville Canyon community in Brentwood, California. The six-bedroom and eight-bathroom mansion was once on the cover of Veranda magazine as part of a collective showcase of nine different designers. Measuring 8,000 square feet, the main house includes high ceilings, a professional-grade gourmet kitchen, wood-paneled walls, and a built-in outdoor barbecue. The horse stable also has its own celebrity pedigree—it was designed by Kathryn Ireland, star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators. Paltrow still retains this property.
Paltrow doubled down on her West Coast holdings two years later, paying $14 million for a Malibu estate known as the Garwood Residence. The secluded Point Dume property was designed by world-renowned architect John Lautner. The four-bedroom post-and-beam pad features heated sandstone floors, a yoga studio, landscaped gardens, a pebble stone pool, a tennis court, and protected backyard anchorage for a yacht. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Paltrow still owns this property.
Several years later, Paltrow made headlines with the purchase of a $4.9-million Montecito retreat that was deemed a fixer-upper, and which the Oscar-winner razed to build a new structure. “It was like Grey Gardens. There were wild animals living there and swarms of bugs, but I fell in love with the land and the views,” she told AD of the first time she encountered the estate.
Working with her design dream team Roman and Williams and Romanek Design Studios, Paltrow created a bucolic home steeped with intentionality. Architectural details like high ceilings and hand-painted scenic wallpaper, as well as exacting proportions made every room feel curated and calm. Influenced heavily by Old World barns, the designers created something that felt “generous yet manageable at the same time.” This home graced the March 2022 cover of AD, and Paltrow still lives there.