A historic mansion in New Orleans that was once owned by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt is set to be auctioned off. The couple purchased the French Quarter home in 2006 for $3.5 million, but later sold it after their split. The 7,703-square-foot property will go up for auction on December 11, with a starting bid of $1 million.
The traditional-style home, which dates back to the 1830s, has undergone several price cuts in recent years. It was initially listed for $5.35 million in September 2022, but the price dropped to as low as $3.25 million in September 2023. The current listing price is $3.475 million.
Despite the price cuts, the mansion still retains many of its historic features, including Venetian-plastered walls, marble mantels, and crown moldings. The three-story residence also offers several balconies that overlook the backyard and the street, providing a prime view of the city’s lively parades. Other notable features include a gas-lit carriage-style driveway, a grand staircase with a wooden banister, an elevator, a two-story guesthouse, and a backyard patio with a swimming pool and lush landscaping.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt purchased the property early on in their relationship and sold it for $4.9 million after their divorce. Jolie went on to buy a $24.5 million Beaux Arts estate in 2017, which now serves as her primary residence. The actress reportedly chose the 11,000-square-foot home so that their six children could be close to Pitt, who owned a nearby property that had been his permanent address since 1994. Pitt, on the other hand, sold his former residence to oil heiress Aileen Getty for $33 million in April, but remained in the neighborhood by swapping homes with Getty for her $5.5 million mid-century modern property.
The auction of this iconic New Orleans mansion is sure to attract attention from potential buyers and fans of the star-studded history associated with the property.
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