Brad Pitt, Who Is Not Worried About The Age Gap In His New Relationship, Put His LA Compound On The Market For $40 Million
As Brad Pitt magnanimously awaits a peaceful resolution to his custody dispute with Angelina Jolie, he appears to be taking stock of where life has brought him thus far, and found it lacking, if not in wealth, perhaps in meaning. According to People, Brad has “quietly listed” his Los Feliz home of 30 years for $40 million. What good is a sprawling compound if you have no one with which to share its bounty? What good is a swimming pool, tennis court and skating rink on 1.9 acres in a dense urban enclave to a divorced dad of six whose only true goal in life is to be loved (by the HFPA et al)? When does “real property” become a painful specter of all that’s been lost, and all your heart truly yearns for, is all that’s yet to be found? When one is stripped of the trappings of fame and fortune, all that remains is the truth.
And the truth, it seems, is that Brad is never going to need all those damn bedrooms he’s been saving for a rainy day (in Hell. That’s the day Brad and Angie are slated to finally come to an agreement on custody). Earlier this month, Brad unloaded 60% of his production company, Plan B, and it was reported that he is searching for a “more peaceful life.” And I guess that life doesn’t include Elvira’s haunted mansion. People reports:
Brad Pitt is looking to let go of a Los Angeles property he’s owned for nearly 30 years.
The Babylon star, 59, quietly listed the expansive property located in the Los Feliz neighborhood for about $40 million, a real-estate source confirms to PEOPLE.
Pitt first called the space home after buying the original mansion from Elvira, Mistress of the Dark star Cassandra Peterson in 1994 for a reported $1.7 million. Since then, the Academy Award winner has purchased multiple lots adjacent to the original home and filled them with a swimming pool, tennis court and skating rink.
According to the source, Pitt’s reason for selling the 1.9-acre property is because he’s “looking for something smaller” in the L.A. area.
The sprawling home is where he and ex-wife Angelina Jolie, 47, raised their six children — Maddox, 21, Pax, 19, Zahara, 18, Shiloh, 16, and 14-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — before splitting in 2016.
While other empty-nesters Brad’s age might be inclined to reimagine their vacated children’s bedrooms as craft rooms or man caves, Brad’s made of more artistic stuff than that. But even he can’t justify having a house with twelve separate pottery studios and an entire wing dedicated to the myriad hats that he wears. Besides, Brad’s got a new muse in his life, 30-year-old international woman of mystery, Ines de Ramone. And she may not want to live in a house where all the joinery is askew after a decade of slammed doors.
According to Us Weekly, Brad is still enjoying the flowers that have sprung forth from the fertile ground of their May-December relationship like varicose veins on an old man’s legs. A multi-hyphenate renaissance man like Brad, whose hat collection is as diverse as his collection of children, deserves a partner whose interests are as varied as his. And Brad’s met his match in Ines who is at once a “health coach,” a “jewelry designer,” a “fitness guru,” and “the yin to his yang.” What’s more, she’s a “big hit with Brad’s friends.” And even though Brad is “nearly three decades older than his girlfriend,” a source tells Us that it “isn’t an issue for either of them.” In fact, sources say Brad “has more energy than ever.” Well, of course he does! That ponytail was really weighing him down.
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