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Explore Gwyneth Paltrow's grand childhood home in New York City

The star and Goop entrepreneur grew up in this NYC home

Gwyneth Paltrow house
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When you think about Gwyneth Paltrow, what comes to you mind? Is it her Oscar-winning turn in Shakespeare in Love, or her Goop! beauty empire? Or maybe it's that candle? Whatever your associations with the star are, they probably don't involve a super-traditional New York city townhouse.

And yet, that's exactly the sort of home Gwyneth grew up in: it has wood-panelled rooms and fancy draperies, it's very grand, and it's on sale for $15.5 million.

Gwyneth Paltrow house

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Gwyneth's parents, movie producer Bruce Paltrow and Emmy-award-winning actress Blythe Danner, owned the Upper East Side townhouse between 1984 and 1992, when Gwyneth was a teenager attending the nearby private Spence School.

The 7,205 square feet, five-storey house is decorated in a traditional style, with plenty of antique furniture pieces and textiles. There are six fireplaces, with the upper storeys dedicated to living and dining spaces. 

Gwyneth Paltrow house

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The back garden is small but perfectly shaped – a quintessentially NYC courtyard nestling among mature trees, including a large orange tree. One of the bedrooms features a terrace that overlooks the garden. 

Gwyneth Paltrow house

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The upper floors contain the bedrooms – seven in total. The master bedroom shares the third floor with the library, while the fourth and fifth floors feature the guest bedrooms. Every bedroom comes with a bath (how we wish every home could provide a private bathroom for each occupant!)

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Gwyneth Paltrow house

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Gwyneth herself, of course, hasn't lived in the house since the early 1990s, which is when she left for California, first as a university student and then as an actor. 

Gwyneth Paltrow house

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She now lives in LA full-time, in a house she now finally shares with her husband Brad Falchuk. The couple previously lived in separate properties in LA.

The New York house is listed fo sale at $15.5 million by Brown Harris Stevens

Gwyneth Paltrow house

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Where does Gwyneth Paltrow live?

Gwyneth Paltrow lives with husband Brad Falchuk in her Los Angeles mansion, along with their blended family – Gwyneth's daughter Apple and son Moses by Chris Martin, and Brad's two children Isabella and Brody. 

The mansion is in Brentwood, a neighborhood that's home to many celebrities. Gwyneth Paltrow has lived there for some years, Brad moved in during the summer of 2019. 

Gwyneth also owns a home in The Hamptons.