REVEALED: Coldplay’s Chris Martin quits the 33-room mansion he once shared with Gwyneth Paltrow in Primrose Hill and makes a £7million profit
- The 33-room mansion is made up of two properties that were knocked into one
- The incredible home has been sold to an Asian businessman for £12.5million
- Martin held onto the property following his split from actress Paltrow in 2014
Coldplay singer Chris Martin has sold the mansion he once shared with Gwyneth Paltrow for a staggering £7 million profit, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
The vast 33-room home in the Primrose Hill area of North London is made up of two properties knocked into one.
The couple bought the first for £2.5 million from Kate Winslet and her then husband Sam Mendes in May 2004. They then snapped up the neighbouring home for £3 million in 2009, before doing extensive building works.
Now the combined home, boasting eight bathrooms and a gym, has been sold to an Asian businessman for £12.5 million.
The property was Martin and Paltrow’s marital home until they announced their ‘consciously uncoupling’ split in 2014. Despite moving to California, where he now lives with Fifty Shades Of Grey actress Dakota Johnson, Martin held on to the property.
A source said: ‘Chris got the house in the divorce but kept hold of it even though he lives in Malibu now. It may have been a connection to the UK for him, as his life is very American, but he certainly managed to make a decent profit on it.’
Coldplay singer Chris Martin (R) has sold the mansion he once shared with Gwyneth Paltrow (L) for a staggering £7 million profit, The Mail on Sunday can reveal
Now the combined home, boasting eight bathrooms and a gym, has been sold to an Asian businessman for £12.5 million
The couple built eight rooms on the lower ground floor, six on the next level and five on the first floor. Planning documents also showed eight rooms on the second floor. They added a pair of two-storey extensions, which provided extra space for a gym, changing room, three further bedrooms, an extra bathroom and space for a garden and play area for their daughter Apple, who was born soon after they bought the first property, and her younger brother Moses, now 16.
The house is next door but one to James Corden’s former home, which he sold last year.
Martin and Paltrow relocated to Los Angeles in 2013, shortly before they announced they had split. A year later they filed for divorce at Los Angeles County Superior Court.
The Coldplay star bought a three-bedroom ranch in Malibu in May 2019 for £4.25 million but sold it in January 2021 when he purchased another home in the area for £11.1 million.
Martin and Paltrow relocated to Los Angeles in 2013, shortly before they announced they had split. A year later they filed for divorce at Los Angeles County Superior Court (the pair are pictured together in 2003)
Paltrow, 49, now lives in Montecito, California, with her second husband Brad Falchuk.
The couple also own a house in the Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood and a holiday home in the Hamptons, the trendy summer resort for wealthy New Yorkers where they married in 2018.
Martin and Paltrow remain close and last week attended the high school graduation of 18-year-old Apple in Santa Monica.
Writing on Instagram, Paltrow said: ‘Proud doesn’t cover it, my heart swells with feeling I can’t put into words.’
The exodus from an A-list enclave
It was once the trendy North London enclave whose A-list, hard-partying residents included Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Liam and Noel Gallagher and Kate Moss – but Primrose Hill has suffered an exodus of stars in recent years.
Ms Frost put the six-bedroom home she once shared with Law – and which hosted famously raucous celebrity bashes – on the market for £6 million three years ago.
Ms Moss left London for the Cotswolds earlier this year while Meg Mathews, the former wife of Noel Gallagher, has relocated to Cornwall.
They sold their house, Supernova Heights, to toilet-roll heiress Davinia Taylor, but she has since moved to Marbella. Comedian David Walliams bought it from her for £3.25 million in 2005, and sold it for £5.3 million in 2019.
Liam Gallagher also moved out of Primrose Hill and now lives in Highgate, another North London district, with his fiancee Debbie Gwyther.
Model Pearl Lowe and her husband, Supergrass star Danny Boffey, were also members of the Primrose Hill set but have since moved to the Somerset countryside.
Former residents of Primrose Hill, each commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque, include historian A. J. P. Taylor, revolutionary socialist Friedrich Engels, Proms founder Henry Wood and poet Sylvia Plath.
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