Paltrow/WeWork House, Rushmore Avenue, Mamaroneck, New York

Back in 2015, WeWork, a company that provides office spaces and services, asked me to post about my office environment.

I was a bit of an odd fit for them, but, as the series WeCrashed (on Apple TV+) reveals, their company is no stranger to odd choices. In the series, Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto play eccentric company founders Rebekah and Adam Neumann. Episode 3 features Rebekah's childhood home.

Rebekah's father is Robert Paltrow (she's a first cousin to Gwyneth) and she grew up in Bedford, New York. Property records indicate the house was on Aspetong Road, and I found one there still owned by Rebekah's mother Evelyn.

Rebekah once described the house as being "off a dirt road. Like a treehouse."

Gwyneth, on the other hand, described it as a "huge piece of property, a big beautiful house. Her mother Evelyn has amazing taste: every linen perfect. They had a lot of help and every comfort." 

Turns out they're both right. The 5,000 square foot house is set on 25 acres on Mount Aspetong, overlooking Bedford. 

It has a "long drive through native woodlands to peaceful privacy."

It was built in 1975 and has five bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Some of these upstairs rooms do seem to have the earthy and artistic vibe the series makes us expect.

In the WeCrashed series, the house is played by this Shingle style house in Mamaroneck, New York:

Its long wooded drive to peaceful privacy is only achieved through clever camera angles, because this house is situated smack dab between two country clubs.

Instead of Mount Aspetong and the view of Bedford, it has Mamaroneck Harbor and a view of Long Island Sound.

Like the other house, it also could use some of Evelyn Paltrow's amazing taste.

Or, if it were mine, Austin Patterson Disston's taste:

Here's another view of the living room, before...

and "after":

Here's the kitchen's before and aspirational after:

That same round table with the green cloth from the listing photo is also in the dining room:

If it were mine, I'd ditch the cloth and get this fantastic curved bench instead:

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The series should have asked me or Aunt Evelyn for set decorating advice (I'm joking). There are aren't a lot of good interior images, but here's their take on the dining room:

The house is a similar size to the real Paltrow house, with 5,180 square feet, but it was built "around 1900" instead of 1975. It has five bedrooms and three bathrooms.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the sets are the best part of the series. Let's just say the story requires a high tolerance of crazy. WeCrashed is an appropriate title.

Thanks to Lindsay of Iamnotastalker for her comprehensive article about the filming location. The house is not currently for sale. There's a 2012 listing for it on Old House Dreams, here. The Paltrow house is also not for sale, but pictures of it are here.

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