BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Few homes are worth staying in just to hold on to an inconvenient marriage, but in the case of a classic Beverly Hills mansion once owned by Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, it might have been worth reconsidering. The A-list couple owned the home from 2001 to 2006, and it is once again on the market priced at $44.5 million.
One of Southern California’s most romantic homes, the French Normandy Revival-style estate offers canyon views, dreamy hedged landscaping and a lighted pool, a meandering stoned courtyard and patios, multiple fireplaces including in the bedroom, dining room and bar; an outdoor living room, and an outdoor bedroom looking out over the tennis court.
Aniston and Pitt initially thought the estate was going to be their forever love nest. The super-couple immediately started a three-year renovation, replacing the kitchen floor with heated marble, designing and installing a pub with floors sourced from a 200-year-old French château, and adding a private screening room. They also added a tennis court and pavilion with guest house on the upper level.
In January of 2005, Pitt and Aniston announced they were parting ways. The following year, the home sold to a hedge fund executive who completed the renovation and added some features of his own.
The 11,173-square-foot home is nestled into a bit over an acre on a quiet cul-de-sac with gated entrances on two streets, five bedrooms and 13 baths between the main house and a one-bedroom guest house. Formal rooms are large, with the dining room capable of seating 20 guests. There’s an eat-in gourmet kitchen, bar room with original fireplace, eat-in kitchen, and a gym. The lower-level living room and bar opens to the swimming pool terrace. Grounds are tropical and thickly planted with mature greenery.
The home was originally built in 1934 for actor Fredric March, one of the first movie star mansions in Beverly Hills. March was as big a star in his day as Aniston and Pitt are today. His 52-year career totaled over 100 films including classics such as The Best Years of Our Lives and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
The listing agent is Susan Smith of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills.
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