She’s known for living her best life thanks to balancing a successful movie career with her wellness brand Goop, that has netted her a rumored $150million fortune.
So it’s no surprise when taking a peek inside Gwyneth Paltrow‘s newest mansion to discover that the star has built herself a truly spectacular ‘forever home’ in Montecito, California, where she counts the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as neighbors.
The Oscar-winning star has invited fans into the luxuriously-designed house for a new feature with Architectural Digest – that was unveiled on Wednesday.
The deluxe space features a lavish kitchen, a ‘show-stopping’ living room, and its very own spa that includes a $30k shower system, hot tub and plunge pool that Gwyneth, 49, stresses is essential for ‘good circulation.’
Inside Gwyneth Paltrow’s VERY luxurious home: Goop star gives a tour of Montecito mansion that includes its own spa with $30k showers and hand-painted wallpaper
Gwyneth and her TV producer husband Brad Falchuk reportedly purchased the home for almost $5million in 2016, and began extensive renovations on the property.
While giving a tour of her house, the Goop mogul repeatedly references how it was inspired by her time living in the UK, when she was married to Coldplay front man Chris Martin.
The Sliding Doors star first shows off her entryway which she ‘built from the ground up’ adding it was the first time she had ever done something so ambitious calling it ‘quite an undertaking.’
‘I think having spent so much time as an ex-pat in Europe, and really falling in love with Georgian proportions, and those kind of details, I really wanted the entryway to feel like its own special room.
Epic: Modeled on a spa in Paris called Bain de la Marais, the epic space shows a tiled hot tub, gold-plated showers, a cold plunge pool which she points out is ‘excellent for circulation’
How much?! The faucets alone cost upwards of $30,796, and are made by R.W. Atlas (pictured above, behind the star)
Forever home: The Sliding Doors star confessed she will often pinch herself when using the spa
Wow: While Gwyneth describes her living room as being a ‘showstopper’ that title surely goes to her spa, which is the true spectacle of the home
‘And so with the architects we conceived of having a fireplace, which is something you see a lot in Europe in an entryway, and just gives this really nice feeling of warmth and welcome as you come in.’
‘The tiles reminds me, as I said, of my time living in London, and just a detail that’s classic and traditional.
The Oscar-winner then gives fans a glimpse of her favorite room in the house, the powder room, which she reveals has a ‘hand-done antiqued mirror’ and hand-painted wallpaper.
Sliding Doors: The actress starts of the video by giving fans a tour of her very luxurious home
Entryway: Gwyneth repeatedly references her time living in London – when she was married to Chris Martin – as the main influence of her décor
Flooring: Gwyneth said the black and white tiles remind her of living in Europe, describing it as a ‘detail that’s classic and traditional’
Stunning: The full feature appears in the March issue of Architectural Digest, on newsstands now
‘It makes me feel very grown-up when I pee in here,’ she joked.
The dining room is next on the tour, which is when Gwyneth reveals she enlisted her friend, interior designer Brigette Romanek, to help furnish the house, who she has been pals with for 20 years.
Teasing some friction between the pair, Gwyneth also revealed how they ‘fought’ over the futuristic light fitting on the ceiling.
Tour: The star first shows off her entryway which she ‘built from the ground up’ adding it was the first time she had ever done something so ambitious calling it ‘quite an undertaking’
A little help from her friend: Gwyneth says she was helped by her interior designer pal Brigette Romanek
Brand new: Gwyneth and Brad bought the house for $5million in 2017 but rebuilt the space ‘from the ground up’
However, the duo ‘landed on it being pretty cool and fabulous.’
The camera then pans to her reclaimed fireplace which came from the company Chateau Domingue, and wallpaper that was hand-painted by artists MJ Atelier in Los Angeles.
The kitchen, that features reclaimed Portuguese tiles, was designed by the architects who made her home, Roman and Williams, a firm based in New York.
Dining room: Gwyneth admitted that there was some ‘friction’ with her designer pal over the futuristic finishing in the dining area that features an ultra-modern dining table and light fittings
Second thoughts? Gwyneth looks up to the light fixture which she had worried was too sci-fi for her taste
Open-plan: The star shows off her dream kitchen where she makes pasta dishes for her two children, Apple Martin, 17, and Moses Martin, 15
Firm favorite: The Iron Man star said the sliding ladder was one of her favorite parts of the kitchen
Gwyneth – who is now married to TV producer Brad – explains the importance of having the kitchen open-plan so she can cook and talk to her children, Apple Martin, 17, and Moses Martin, 15, from her previous marriage to her Coldplay ex.
She also admitted to getting her inspiration from Pinterest, when making making a fluting effect with plaster over the kitchen fireplace, which she describes as being ‘such a luxury.’
By her own admission, Gwyneth calls her living ‘bonkers in the best way’ as it features a number of differing styles, including a marble bar, a swing sofa seat and lights inspired by the band Guns N’ Roses.
Interesting: By her own admission, Gwyneth calls her living ‘bonkers in the best way’ as it features a number of differing styles, including a marble bar, a swing sofa seat and lights inspired by the band Guns N’ Roses
Wired: The ceiling light fixtures are certainly eye-catching
Entertaining: Gwyneth calls her living room the ‘show stopper’ of the house
Mish-mash: The unique space shows off a number of differing interior styles all in one, including a 70s-inspired sofa
It includes a marble bar – but Gwyneth admits she hasn’t been using it recently.
‘Unfortunately, I’m not drinking very much this year so I’m having mostly Seedlip cocktails which is like, mocktails or sparkling water. But, when the time comes, I will heavily utilize her.’
While Gwyneth describes her living room as being a ‘showstopper’ that title surely goes to her spa, which is the true spectacle of the home.
The actress jokes that ‘maybe I can write off as a business expense’ considering she works in ‘wellness’ with brand Goop.
Fun for the family: The large 70s-style sofa provides enough space for the actress and her children to relax in
Running the bar dry: She also showed off her marble top bar but admitted she has had a ‘year off drinking’
Modeled on a spa in Paris called Bain de la Marais, the epic space shows a tiled hot tub, gold-plated showers, a cold plunge pool which she points out is ‘excellent for circulation.’
The faucets alone cost upwards of $30,796, and are made by R.W. Atlas.
Still, it’s all worth it for Gwyneth who confesses she uses the spa ‘every day’ and admits to pinching herself saying ‘I can’t believe this is our home. It’s so fun.’
So fancy: The Oscar-winner then gives fans of her favourite room in the house, the powder room, which she reveals has a ‘hand-done antiqued mirror’ and hand-painted wallpaper
‘It makes me feel very grown-up when I pee in here,’ she added cheekily
That’s all for now: Gwyneth is pictured above giving a tour of her home
The Iron Man star also dished in the video about her favorite meals to cook for her children.
‘My son’s favorite recipe that I make is turkey meatballs or turkey ragout,’ said.
‘And my daughter loves when I make—they’re pasta lovers—I think her favorite is either this lemon Parmesan pasta that I make her or a spicy marinara. Very easy!’
Des res: An aerial shot of the home shows the mansion while it was being renovated