Before she won an Oscar or started a health and wellness empire, Gwyneth Paltrow lived the life of luxury - at least, that's the way it looks by these pictures recently published by Business Insider. Turns out the actress' teenage home is on sale in New York City, and it's listed for no less than $15.5 million.
The five-story, seven-bedroom townhouse looms majestic in Manhattan's Upper East Side. Paltrow's parents, TV producer Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner, bought the property in 1984 after a move from California. Gwyneth was 11 at the time, and she lived in that home for years until her parents sold it again in 1992.
We can only imagine which room was little Gwyneth's (was it the one with the terrace or the one with the dressing room?), but we're sure she enjoyed the view of the gardens from the second-floor dining room deck. No doubt she studied hard in the library, which comes with its own wet bar. There's also a basement and a gigantic kitchen, plus six wood-burning stoves throughout the home. The garden in the back even has an orange tree that reportedly fruits all year long.
Spanning 7,205 square feet, the luxurious home was built in the 1890s in the era's popular renaissance revival style. According to the listing, the original details have been "meticulously maintained," which is surely part of what you're paying for.
The sale is managed by estate agents Brown Harris Stevens, for those who might be interested. Check the full post by Business Insider for photos and more details. Truly, you must see this grand foyer. It's just unbeatable.
Photography by: Jason Merritt