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Explore Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson's incredible new mansion in Malibu

The couple snapped up the property for $12.5 million

Chris Martin Dakota Johnson House
(Image credit: Michael Cunningham with Pinnacle Estate Properties and Realtor.com. Design: Saffron Case)

Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson have bought a stunning new home in Malibu boasting scenic views of the ocean.

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The Post was the first to report that the Coldplay singer and Fifty Shades of Grey star invested in their first home together back in October 2020.

Chris Martin Dakota Johnson House

(Image credit: Michael Cunningham with Pinnacle Estate Properties and Realtor.com. Design: Saffron Case)

The modern Cape Cod-style estate sits on Point Dume in Malibu, and has six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and 5,338 square feet of space.

There's a home cinema, office, a two-storey detached guest house – with games room, living room, bedroom and bathroom – a pool with a spa, and and a three-car garage. 

Chris Martin Dakota Johnson House

(Image credit: Michael Cunningham with Pinnacle Estate Properties and Realtor.com. Design: Saffron Case)

There's multiple indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and high vaulted ceilings, creating a lofty, spacious feel. Decor is design-led, stylishly put together by Saffron Case Homes, and offers modern, bright white hues paired with dark industrial-style finishes - think pendant wall lights and matte-black doors and window framing.

Chris Martin Dakota Johnson House

(Image credit: Michael Cunningham with Pinnacle Estate Properties and Realtor.com. Design: Saffron Case)

Furnishings are clean and crisp, with modern rustic touches including wooden furniture and storage walls filled with logs. Contemporary yet classic shiplap as been used to great effect throughout the home, on walls as well as ceilings. It creates a tranquil space in the bathroom, which has his and hers sinks areas and a statement freestanding tub.

Chris Martin Dakota Johnson House

(Image credit: Michael Cunningham with Pinnacle Estate Properties and Realtor.com. Design: Saffron Case)

The light-filled kitchen is a sociable space with a sumptuous marble-topped kitchen island taking centre stage.

Chris Martin Dakota Johnson House

(Image credit: Michael Cunningham with Pinnacle Estate Properties and Realtor.com. Design: Saffron Case)

Outside, there's a stylish pool house with bifold doors offering indoor/outdoor living. 

Chris Martin Dakota Johnson House

(Image credit: Michael Cunningham with Pinnacle Estate Properties and Realtor.com. Design: Saffron Case)

The pool has beautiful views stretching out to the Pacific Ocean beyond, making the perfect place to relax in style.

Chris Martin Dakota Johnson House

(Image credit: Michael Cunningham with Pinnacle Estate Properties and Realtor.com. Design: Saffron Case)

Where does Dakota Johnson live?

As well her new property in Malibu with Chris Martin, Dakota also owns a beautiful mid-century modern home in LA, which was purchased in 2016.

Where does Chris Martin live?

Chris Martin has an affinity with the Point Dume area of Malibu, buying a £5.5m home there in 2019.

In 2014, he and ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow also spent almost $14m on a home in the area, with was designed by John Lautner. Chris and Gwyneth also owned a home in the Belsize area of London.

See: Gwyneth Paltrow's childhood home

Pictures courtesy of Mike Cunningham with Pinnacle Estate Properties, and Realtor.com.

Ruth Doherty

Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.