By Jon Boon – Radar Reporter
The pair, who recently splashed out $10.45 million on a luxury mansion in Brentwood’s Mandeville Canyon, have enquired about private schools in the area for kids Apple and Moses as they plan to spend an extended time in Los Angeles away from the gloom and rain of what has been their permanent base in London, England.
“Chris and Gwyneth have wanted to move to Los Angeles for a while,” a source said.
“Gwyneth spends a lot time between the UK and the U.S. and she’s exhausted with all the traveling. The purpose of buying the lavish home in Brentwood was to make that a semi-permanent base.
“She also spends a lot of time away from her mom, Blythe [Danner] and wants to be closer to her as she gets older. Chris was very understanding and is willing to give living in Los Angeles a chance because he’s always loved the city. Chris’ band won’t be working on a new album for at least another year so he has some breathing space to kick back.
“They’re looking at placing Apple and Moses at a local private school – they both want to make sure the kids are settled and can get a good education.”
Back in June, the glamour couple snapped up their dream L.A. abode, designed by renowned U.S. architect Windsor Smith. The 8,000 sq ft property has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, with a large courtyard that resembles an English manor and a separate cottage at the back.
Tellingly, it’s the most expensive home in the couple’s property portfolio and was described in the U.S. homes magazine Veranda as ideal for “a family that likes luxury but wants their home to be warm and inviting and functional.”