With his 5,338 sq. ft., five-bedroom home in Malibu in the rearview — the 2008-built property sold in the last weeks of 2021 for $14.4 million — Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin has turned around and quietly closed on a new property in the beachside city for very nearly the same figure, according to Dirt.
Public records indicate that Martin’s newest foray into the Malibu real estate market came at a buy-in price of $14 million. This time around, the home has midcentury vintage to commend it. Completed in 1956, its exterior shows off modern traditional architecture. It sits on a 1.48-acre lot, a sizeable chunk of Malibu and enough space for ecologically relevant landscaping that’s heavy on the succulents in front.
There’s a great deal of Japanese influence in the bungalow and its setting. Extended eves, raw timber semi-vaulted ceilings, and shoji-screen doors can be spotted on a pictorial tour of the home. The kitchen features cabinet and pantry doors inset with frosted glass panels. The master is on the second level, and features a private balcony.
In back, lawns surround the pool area. The shared living area opens to the rear of the property through several sets of glass doors. A greenhouse and a covered poolside teahouse are in the foreground, while views of Edenic Malibu environs unfold in the near distance.
Coldplay kicks off a world tour in a couple of months to support its latest studio album, Music of the Spheres.