Actress Gwyneth Paltrow holds an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Primetime Emmy among her numerous accolades.
Though she has cut back on acting responsibilities since becoming a mother, she heads the lifestyle brand Goop, serves as the face of Estée Lauder’s Pleasures Perfume line, and has authored several cookbooks.
One of the most celebrated actresses of the late ‘90s and early 2000s, Gwyneth Paltrow‘s major films include Shakespeare in Love, Seven, The Talented Mr. Ripley as well as the role of Pepper Potts in a decade’s worth of movies within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A second-generation actress whose mother is Tony and Emmy award-winner Blythe Danner, Gwyneth got her start early, appearing at the age of 17 in the TV drama High, directed by her father, Bruce Paltrow. Just a year later, she made her stage debut at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where her mother regularly performed.
The versatile blonde grew up in the Los Angeles area, where she attended the prestigious Crossroads High School.
The stunning Santa Monica mansion where Gwyneth Paltrow spent most of her childhood has recently listed for sale at US$17.5 million. Purchased by Bruce and Blythe in 1976 (when Gwyneth was four years old), the home was sold to Jerome Dahan, co-founder of Citizens of Humanity and 7 for All Mankind, in 2008.
The 6,887 sq ft home features six bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths. The glass-encased formal entry leads into the expansive living room with a fireplace, theater room, and guest bedroom.
The chef’s kitchen is massive and light-filled, with a central marble island, dining area, and top-of-the-line Wolf and Subzero appliances.
Truly spectacular grounds cover the almost half-acre lot, a rarity in Santa Monica. A tropical oasis, the property features meandering paths, fountains, mature trees including palms, two firepits, multiple outdoor entertainment areas, and a Balinese-inspired pool and spa.
A sauna is located in the two-story guesthouse, which also includes an office, bedroom, and gym. The three-car garage is set up as a glass-walled showroom, perfect for the auto aficionado. Fully gated, the estate offers the privacy and serenity essential to a VIP buyer.
Santa Monica’s Gillette Regent Square neighborhood was originally built by the razor blade manufacturer King Gillette. Coveted for its larger lots, mature street trees, and proximity to Palisades Park on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the region includes some of the largest homes in the popular LA beach city.
Nearby options for entertainment include the Brentwood Country Club, Riviera Country Club, and the shops and restaurants at the Brentwood Country Mart. The beach is only two miles away, with Hollywood, DTLA, and everything LA has to offer conveniently accessible via freeway.
The listing is held by Robert Lawrence Edie of Compass. This article first appeared on TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. Photos courtesy of Compass.