A New Orleans mansion with an A-list history has been sold. The former French Quarter estate of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt was purchased in December for $2.8 million, per Mansion Global. The abode was owned by the former power couple for a decade before it was sold to the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
“The sale broke a record for the highest sale for a single-family home in the French Quarter in over one year,” Scott Kirk, president and CEO of auction managers Interluxe Auctions, told the publication. The campaign drew “1,000 inquiries from buyer prospects and registered 12 bidders participating in the auction,” he added. Bidding for the 7,703-square-foot house began at $1 million.
The 1830s traditional-style home was listed for $5.35 million in September 2022 and underwent several price cuts, dropping as low as $3.25 million in September 2023. In early November, the seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom estate was priced at $3.475 million.
Some historic details of the restored residence remain intact, including the home’s Venetian-plastered walls, marble mantels, and crown moldings. The three-story dwelling also boasts a number of balconies overlooking the backyard and the street, from which residents can watch the city’s famously boisterous parades. Other highlights include a carriage-style driveway lit by gas lamps, a winding staircase with a wooden banister, an elevator, a two-story guesthouse, and a backyard patio with a swimming pool and dense landscaping.
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Pitt and Jolie bought the home for $3.5 million shortly after their 12-year relationship began, and sold it for $4.9 million after Jolie filed for divorce. In 2017, the Girl, Interrupted star bought a $24.5 million Beaux Arts estate formerly owned by Cecil B. DeMille that remains her primary residence. Jolie reportedly chose the 11,000-square-foot home in part so that the former couple’s six children could be close to Pitt, who owned a home nearby that had served as his permanent address since 1994. The Babylon actor sold the residence to oil heiress Aileen Getty for $33 million in April—but he stayed in the neighborhood, swapping spots with Getty for her $5.5 million midcentury modern home. Allen purchased the property following the high-profile duo’s ownership.
As of today, public records of the sale have not been released so the new owner remains a mystery.