Paltrow & Martin Buy Third House In Same Street
GWYNETH PALTROW and her husband CHRIS MARTIN have taken their home improvements a step further - they've bought a third property in their London street.
The pair bought the house beside their luxurious residence in the British capital in 2007 and were granted permission from local authorities to knock the two multi-million dollar residences together to create an $11.2 million (£7 million) superhouse with 33 rooms.
But the actress and Coldplay singer have now expanded their property empire by purchasing an apartment on the other side of their original home, which they will use to house their staff, according to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.
The news will dismay residents in the area - the stars upset neighbours earlier this month (Jan10) after revealing plans to replace a wooden fence with a 10-foot (three-metre) barrier around their home.
One resident tells the publication, "As neighbours, we have had years of their building works. Now the fence is just going to look ridiculous and we plan to object. They are turning a Victorian house into a fortress. They have taken down trees so they can park their flash cars in the driveway and are putting a huge swimming pool in the back garden. They said the trees were diseased but you can say anything when you have that amount of money. They are using their power and riches to get what they want."