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What can you learn from a tour of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Montecito House?

Gwyneth Paltrow went way beyond her acting roots to expand her goopy influence.

She founded wellness and lifestyle brand Goop, which led to Netflix specials and unnameable candles. But beyond her forays into woo-woo lifestyle choices, the Oscar-winning actress has bought and sold luxury homes on both coasts, from Brentwood Los Angeles area, New York Citythe Hamptons and malibu.

However, she Montecito, California, mansion, which she shares with her husband, Bradley Falchuk, represents a first. This is his first attempt to build a house from scratch.

When finished, she invited Architectural Summary circumnavigate space. As she told the magazine in an understatement, “It was quite an undertaking.”

The resulting video gives us all a taste of the stunning results.

Location Montecito

The exclusive enclave just outside of Santa Barbara has become a hotbed for A-list celebrities including Katy Perry, Meghan Markle and Prince Harryas good as Oprah Winfrey. According to AD, Paltrow first fell in love with the seaside town while taking two semesters at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

In 2016, she returned to the California coast to venture out and purchase a dismantling with potential on 2.4 acres for just under $5 million.

If Paltrow ever got tired of the elegant estate, she could always follow in the footsteps of other notable neighbors, like Adam Levine and Meg Ryan, and flip the house for a big profit. Currently, the median home price in Montecito is $5,795,000, and only 43 homes are currently for sale.


Watch: Sandra Bullock sells posh condo in West Hollywood for $4.5 million


Spectacular spaces

When Paltrow took over the property, she reminded AD, “There were wild animals living there and swarms of insects, but I fell in love with the land and the views.”


These days, the views inside are also quite impressive. There’s no doubt that she has her own sense of style, but she’s brought in plenty of like-minded talent to help design and decorate. she ordered Robin Standefer and Stephen Alsch of Roman and Williams, the firm that designed his Tribeca loft in Manhattan, notes AD.

For the breathtaking decor, her friend the designer Brigitte Romanek brought in pieces to help create the home’s unique combination of timeless and modern.

Paltrow also admits to being inspired by pictures on the Internet, just like us.

A European-themed entryway features black and white tiles, plants, and a wood-burning fireplace, one of many throughout the home.

The dining room has a chandelier that his friend Romanek chose. At first Paltrow was unconvinced, calling it “a bit futuristic for me”, but she reports that she has since decided it was “pretty cool and fabulous”.

Calling her kitchen the “heart of the house,” she requested that the stove be placed in a central position.

“I cook so much and spend so much time facing the wall,” she says of her other kitchens. With this design change, she can see her family while she prepares feasts.

As for what she calls the “bonkers in the best way” lounge, the space features a swing, huge marble bar, and overhead lighting that spins like a necklace. A huge U-shaped sectional sofa allows everyone to snuggle up.

“We use it all the time,” she says.

Of all these opulent features, the highlight has to be its own personal spa. The space, which is as large as an indoor pool, contains showers, a sauna, a steam room, a hot tub, and a cold plunge.

“I’m into wellness, so I think it’s warranted, right?” she says.

The extravagant space amazes even Paltrow herself.

“I use it all the time. Every time I’m here I’m like, pinch me! I can’t believe this is our house,” she told the magazine.

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Cory E. Barnes

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