In the Great Conscious Uncoupling of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, one question has been plaguing me: Whatever will become of their wonderful, amazing real estate? The two own five properties around the world. There's the double townhouse in London with its pizza oven in the backyard. Then there's the beach estate in the Hamptons. There's the Brenthood equestrian estate in Los Angeles. They have an apartment in Manhattan, naturally. And they just bought a $14 million home in Malibu -- right before announcing their split. WHAT the WHAT?
Los Angeles Times reports it's a 1972 John Lautner-designed, mid-century modern gem sitting on an acre of tropical-style gardens in a gated, celeb-studded community. The house has beach views, naturally.
Among features of the 3,650-square-foot house are heated sandstone floors, walls of glass, stainless-steel appliances, a library/study, an office, a gym, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is an outdoor steam room and shower, a tennis court and a swimming pool.
Ga-roovy, baby -- perfect for some swinging parties, right, Chris? People seem to be assuming that this will be Martin's new bachelor pad. But insiders say the house has two separate living quarters and that Paltrow and Martin will share it.
Okay, that's almost too mature for me to handle. Haven't they been watching their Real Housewives? You're SUPPOSED to squabble over all the properties and houses for years. Geez, these two don't know how to divorce properly.
I'm kidding. Actually, if you own five different homes, I suppose you could figure out a way to continue owning them all jointly without getting in each other's way. Why split up all that beautiful real estate? It's kind of like they own time shares -- they can take turns using the different homes. It sounds like a pretty sweet arrangement to me.
Do you think Gwyneth and Chris will eventually divvy up the real estate after all?
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