PHOTO: Lady Gaga’s lavish Malibu estate sits on Zuma Beach.

The hype surrounding the release of “A Star Is Born,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s remake of the classic film, has reached a fever pitch. The movie—rhapsodically embraced at the Venice and Toronto film festivals—has been a series of firsts, including Cooper’s directorial debut and Gaga’s first leading role. And the place the two stars sealed the deal? That would be Gaga’s sprawling $22.5 million Malibu estate she lovingly calls her “gypsy palace.”

After seeing Gaga perform “La Vie en Rose” in 2016 at a benefit held in Sean Parker‘s backyard in Los Angeles, Cooper (who had already signed on to direct and star in the film) knew he’d found his leading lady. So he set up a meeting with Gaga the next day, and she welcomed him into her beachside estate.