Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who formed the chart-topping rock band while studying at University College London, has bought a fabulous beach home in California for £4.25 million.
The renovated Sixties ranch house is in the A-lister Point Dume area of Malibu.
Three bedrooms and 1,800sq ft is modest by Los Angeles standards but Martin, who has two children with ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow, was drawn to the peaceful living room and its floor-to-ceiling glass slider opening to a pretty garden with a koi pond.
He’s dating 50 Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson and the couple enjoy walking the dog at Zuma Beach nearby.
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