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Ever heard the expression "good fences make good neighbors"? Well, it's not true if your neighbors are Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. The Iron Man actress and the Coldplay frontman are apparently in a heated dispute with their London neighbors over plans to surround their house with a giant metal fence.
Paltrow and Martin purchased their Victorian townhouse house six years ago from Kate Winslet for nearly 4 million dollars, swayed by the huge garden and relatively private neighborhood. (You can check out a picture of the house here. Cute, right?) Guess it wasn't private enough; despite the existing brick wall and wooden fence, Martin and Paltrow insist they need an additional ten-foot fence for security reasons. In typical British fashion, their Belsize Park neighbors find the idea improper. "It's rather over the top," one man told reporters. "Who cares who he is?... Other houses in the street are as much of a risk of opportunistic burglaries as his is. We don't ask for huge fences between our homes."
A gigantic metal barrier may sound excessive, but it's hardly the strangest celebrity living arrangement in history: Helena Bonham Carter and director Tim Burton live in separate houses joined by a passageway, while Sarah Jessica Parker -- who famously keeps her movie & TV wardrobe -- is rumored to have an extra house that functions as a closet. Regardless, the Paltrow-Martins may want to think less about who's outside their home, and more about who's already in it: the place is rumored to be haunted!
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