Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t going to win neighbor of the year anytime soon.
Though most of her time is seemingly dedicated to co-parenting with ex-husband Chris Martin, exercising her private parts, or coming up with the most expensive gift ideas on the planet (literally), recent complaints indicate she’s been on a home-renovation kick, too.
According to reports, the Goop founder recently submitted plans to transform her Montecito, California, home into a 14,000-square-foot mansion, having bought the adjacent two properties to do so.
However, her neighbors, almost every one of them, are furious.
Andrew Rice, a spokesman for one neighbor, Michael MacElhenny, told Page Six:
“She’s created an uproar with neighbors on all three sides.”
The home is said to be obnoxiously oversize for the neighborhood. Page Six reported that the planned mega-home is deemed too tall, as well, blocking nearby neighbors’ own views.
Rice told Page Six the actress refuses to budge on the matter:
“Michael and the other neighbors have tried to work with her, and they’ve gotten nowhere.”
Her architect reportedly lowered the height of the home by 8 feet after complaints, leading the Montecito Board of Architectural Review to approve the plans.
But Rice claims the plans were only actually lowered by 1 foot, and that the approval was based on false information.
This isn’t the first time Paltrow has peeved a few neighbors … or a few dozen.
In 2014, Paltrow built an illegal 9-foot fence around her home, which she shared with Chris Martin at the time, in the Los Angeles Brentwood area. Naturally, her neighbors, to whom she reportedly never once said hello to, weren’t happy either.
Her neighbor at the time told Radar Online:
“When they moved in they had Do Not Trespass signs put up at their school and all over their property. Then they had the big gates put in and four layers of trees.”
A complaint was filed against the eyesore fence — which was reportedly 5 feet over the legal height — but no immediate action was taken.
Rice told Page Six that Paltrow has left “a trail of tears” wherever she’s purchased real estate.
Paltrow has not yet commented on the architectural disaster, but when neighbors tried to take up the L.A. fencing issue with her, they were reportedly dealt with through an assistant who handles all her neighbor, home, and community incidents.
It’s unclear if that was the assistant’s sole purpose, but, judging by reports, there are enough issues with neighbors alone for a full-time job.