The Upper East Side Childhood Home of Gwyneth Paltrow Lists for $15.5M

Long before “goop” was anything but a sound made, and Serena and Blair were not yet ruling the Upper East Side, teenage Gwyneth Paltrow lived in the posh NYC neighborhood. Public records show that her parents, actress Blythe Danner and the late producer Bruce Paltrow, owned the home from 1984 to 1992. Dating back much further to the 1890s, there is still plenty of story to be written for this 20-foot-wide townhouse and someone new can become part of it for $15.5 million.

Built in the Renassaince-style with grand proportions, it has five floors of original details buyers will adore. Without question, the most striking element of the home, however, is one that has always appeared effortlessly: The light. Situated just off Fifth Avenue amongst low townhouses, it receives endless sunshine from all angles.

That’s not to overshadow the careful design of the townhouse and its surroundings, however. Right upon entrance, the green or snow of the garden is in view. Throughout its 7,205-square-feet of interiors, there are treasures like six wood-burning fireplaces, then outside a “magical orange tree” bears fruit all year, according to the listing. For avid orange juice fans with ample money to spend, this quirky perk is certainly an enticing selling factor. Akin to Jack and his magic beans, a lucky new owner could have miracle oranges in the middle of winter.

Sitting at 9 East 92nd Street, just a block away from where Paltrow went to Spence School, the seven-bedroom home is listed with Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens. In the midst of streets where figures like Eleanor Roosevelt and Annie Leibovitz have lived, a new owner will be in good company.