Even though she's married to a Brit and has homes in the Hamptons, New York City and London, the Best Coast has drawn Gwyneth Paltrow to Los Angeles.

The Oscar-winning actress, cookbook author, and web entrepreneur -- who recently starred in "The Avengers" and will appear in "Iron Man 3" -- is known for being an East Coast girl. As she was mostly raised in New York (she even has an iPad app about the city), and is an avid fan of the English lifestyle, it's surprising that Paltrow would choose to spend close to $10.45 million on a pad in LA. Yet our city has much to boast about, and even the actress clearly recognizes that.

Paltrow's new mansion still references her East Coast roots, though, with a chic New England style. The 8,000 square-foot Mandeville Canyon home was built as a concept house by designer Windsor Smith, and includes rooms designed by the likes of Candace Barnes, Peter Dunham and Kathryn Ireland, according to Zillow. The house was even featured by Veranda Magazine after it was completed last year.

The palatial residence has more than enough room for Paltrow, her husband Chris Martin, and their two children, Apple and Moses, with six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a stunning marble kitchen. The home is decorated with crisp, clean shades of white that echo the décor of the star's Tribeca apartment and Hamptons compound. Now, that all sounds lovely, but we're pretty sure that with three other houses, it was the charm of LA itself that motivated Paltrow to buy.

All photos courtesy of Zillow.com

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