Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Living well

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin recently purchased the home adjacent to their current London abode, and are now in the process of connecting the two properties to make one, large manse. After renovations, the property will have a total of 33 rooms for their family of four. I imagine several of the shelter glossies will be lined up, waiting to feature the sure-to-be-fabulous interiors.
Wait a minute! Doesn't Gwynnie proclaim we all need to lower our carbon footprint, drive around in Prius' and such? Oh, I get it. That's for us, the hoi polloi... Sorry Goopers, I just call it as a I see it...

12 comments:

The Southern Lady said...

Gwyneth does seem to have a little bit of trouble with the "practicing which she preaches", doesn't she? It's not the first time Mama Goop has had this problem.

But who knows? Perhaps they're building everything to be super green. I'm sure we'll find out once their expansive home is finished.

Thanks for giving me a good laugh this morning. Enjoy your day!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

Gwyneth annoys me!

jgarza said...

Amen sister.

Rachel said...

33 rooms?? My, my. (I can't wait to see though)

tippyrich said...

I heard something interesting the other day; that we typically only use 2-3 rooms in our homes (with the exception of bedrooms which aren't really 'used'). That is absolutely true for us! We really only use the kitchen/dining room, and family living room. What is it that makes people think they need 33 rooms? That seems almost immoral to me!

marty39 said...

Interesting. I wish my house was a little bit bigger, but not that big. Maybe just a few square feet. Hugs, Marty

bluehydrangea said...

Typical...there seems to be a lot of "do what I say not what I do in" the media these days. Gotta run, it's almost time to pick up carpool in my giant gas guzzling car.

Design Actually said...

33 rooms??? Maybe she's thinking of turning it into a hotel...

I'm sure it will beautiful, she does have a good sense of style, but SERIOUSLY.

LindsB said...

33 rooms, I would have no idea what to do with all that space! I would just like to have maybe 2-3 extra rooms, you know a large laundry room for hang drying and folding, a craft room, and a large walk in closet. I think that will do me quite well :)

Yansy said...

33 rooms, that's insane. She does have great style, lets hope the construction will be green.

Rona's Home Page said...

We are moving from a 2000 square foot apartment to a 600 square foot apartment.
Am I sad ~ no. We spent 14 years living in a small apartment. It was great.
There were times I felt that the large apartment was too much space for us.

Anonymous said...

That said, english houses are MUCH smaller than American ones, and a 6x9 'bedroom' is not uncommon. A square footage would give you a much more accurate idea of what is going on than a 'room count'