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Where does Dakota Johnson live?

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Dakota Johnson House (Chris Martin House): A Look at Their New Love Nest!


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Before we get into the Dakota Johnson house / Chris Martin house news, let’s recap who this leading lady is!

Dakota Mayi Johnson is an American actress best known for her breakout role in the film Fifty Shades of Grey. Johnson has early roots in the film industry due to the fact that both her parents are actors themselves. Because of this, Dakota spent much of her childhood on movie sets. Despite her early aspirations of becoming an actor herself, however, her parents insisted she finish high school before pursuing an acting career. It was at age 12 that Dakota Johnson began modeling after appearing in a photo shoot for Teen Vogue. This was a job she continued throughout her school years. Her first venture into acting was in the 1999 film Crazy in Alabama alongside her real-life stepsister and her mother. Small parts in films and television would follow, including her roles in The Social Network (2010) and Need for Speed (2014). Following her role in the Shades of Grey trilogy, however, it seems Johnson’s days of small-time parts are long past since she has quickly become a household name. Lately, Dakota Johnson has been making the news for a whole other reason though – her romantic life and real estate! Keep reading for all the details on the Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson home!

Where does Dakota Johnson live?

Where Does Dakota Johnson Live?

As the title states, the Chris Martin house and Dakota Johnson home are one and the same! The couple just recently purchased a gorgeous home in Malibu together and have been making headlines about it ever since. Keep reading for everything you need to know about it, including Dakota Johnson house photos!

Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson’s House Malibu

Purchased for $12.5 million in 2021, the Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson home in Malibu is nothing short of impressive. Spanning 5,338 square feet, this gorgeous estate boasts 6-bedrooms and 9-bathrooms as well as an atrium-style sitting room. The couple got quite the bargain when they snapped up this slice of Malibu paradise – the original listing had it priced at $14 million!

Some amenities to the Cape Cod-style mansion include a theater, game room, pool & spa, and outdoor barbeque space. There’s even a swanky 2-story detached guest house on the grounds that’s perfect for visitors staying overnight. The property is fully gated and features “extensive security measures,” so the uber private couple never has to worry about unwanted guests.

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Dakota Johnson House Malibu
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Though this is his primary residence now, it isn’t the only Chris Martin house in Malibu – he owns at least 2 other properties in the area!

Dakota Johnson Mid Century Modern House

While her new Malibu abode is impressive, the other Dakota Johnson home in Los Angeles is nothing to scoff at! In 2020, Johnson invited Architectural Digest for an inside look at the midcentury modern abode designed by architect Carl Maston. The unique residence features some pretty interesting design elements. For starters, there’s an entire wall of front doors in the living room that act as entrances to the house. Great for indoor/outdoor living enthusiasts, there are even floor-to-ceiling windows that open up like a garage door to the backyard and a nearby lap pool.

The wood-paneled walls, vintage furnishings, and interior design give the home a classic Hollywood feel, while the lush landscape outside makes it seem like a treehouse hidden away from the world. You’d never think the place is located on a Los Angeles cul-de-sac!  

Where does Dakota Johnson live?
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Johnson purchased the home from writer Ryan Murphy in 2016 for $3.55 million. She spent the following 4 years making it her own. It was actually Johnson’s first big purchase following the filming of Fifty Shades of Grey (2015). Since she spent much of her life on the road growing up, this house was Dakota’s way of putting down roots. Speaking on her Los Angeles home, Johnson says, “With my job and the velocity at which my schedule can change, it’s important for me to have a place to go and it be mine,” and “psychologically, I’m moored somewhere. This place is my anchor.”

Dakota Johnson New York Apartment

50 Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson’s former apartment is located in the 15-story co-op building at 41 Fifth Avenue in New York. The structure was built back in 1929 by the respected architect Rosario Candela, It wasn’t converted into a coop until 1985.

The building has 92 apartments total and sits within walking distance of Soho and a plethora of restaurants. Though there isn’t much in the way of details for Johnson’s unit there, interior photos indicate it was a clean but also cozy 1 bedroom. As for the décor, Johnson’s apartment was elegant but surprisingly casual. Hanging plants, comfy furniture, photography on the walls, and of course a record player with her prized vinyl collection nearby.

Dakota Johnson Home NYC

Chris Martin Dakota Johnson

So, who is Dakota Johnson dating? Dakota Johnson has been keeping a seriously low-profile relationship going with Chris Martin! Rumors of a relationship started after the pair were seen being cozy at an LA sushi restaurant in 2017. The prospect of a romantic link only became clearer after Johnson was seen at several events with Martin. Even after their relationship went public that year, however, the two still strived to keep their romance under the radar. Despite a brief, rumored, split in 2019 – it seems the pair couldn’t be happier with their relationship these days.

Even Chris Martin’s former wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, seems to have taken a liking to her ex-hubby’s new GF. The two ladies, along with their significant others, have been spotted hanging out on many occasions.

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Dakota Johnson Boyfriend

Dakota Johnson’s boyfriend, Chris Martin, is actually the frontman of the British rock band Coldplay. The band was founded in 1996 and has continued to thrive on a global scale in the present day. Their highest-selling albums include Parachutes (2000), A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), and Viva la Vida (2008).

Though Dakota’s father once called her relationship with Martin “troubling,” her mother Melanie has always expressed approval, saying she “Adores him.”   

Dakota Johnson Family

In case y’all didn’t know, Dakota Johnson comes from some pretty famous parents. Put it this way, if you’ve ever watched Miami Vice (the show – not the movie, guys), you’re already pretty familiar with her dad. That’s right, Don Johnson is Dakota Johnson’s father! And her mom is the very talented, and eternally gorgeous, Melanie Griffith! Dakota has 6 siblings. Two sisters, and four brothers, all of which are half-siblings from her parents’ other marriages. Her brother, Alexander Bauer, is from Melanie Griffith’s relationship with actor Steven Bauer, while her sister, Stella Banderas, is from Griffith’s former marriage to actor Antonio Banderas.

Even Dakota’s grandmother, Tippi Hedren, was a famous actress herself – most notably recognized for her starring role in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963).  

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