Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were once one of Hollywood’s most powerful couples. During their 12 year relationship, Brangelina had a family, started several charitable foundations and purchased homes in France, England and the United States. Among these properties was a historic house in New Orleans, which also served as the base for their Make it Right Foundation, which rebuilt homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Pitt’s connection to the city went beyond their foundation, too; it’s where he filmed some of his most iconic movies, including Interview with the Vampire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Jolie and Pitt bought the house in 2006 for $3.5 million USD and sold it when they split in 2016.
The 7,703-square-foot estate has a storied history, including a past incarnation as a studio where R&B greats like Little Richard, Ray Charles and Fats Domino once recorded. Meticulously restored in 2017 to modern standards but still maintaining its 19th century Parisian aesthetic, it is currently up for auction with Interluxe Auctions at a starting bid of $1 million USD.
Let’s take a look at this stunning New Orleans property.
Pearl of the Quarter
Built in 1828, this Parisian-style masonry mansion has 36 feet of frontage on a herringbone French Quarter sidewalk. The home is steps away from the historic French Market, Café du Monde, Bourbon Street and the Faubourg Marigny neighbourhood with its Creole architecture, galleries and music venues.
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A Warm Welcome
The charming foyer has rich hardwood and harlequin tile floors and a winding staircase leading to the second floor.
Let the Good Times Roll
The bright and open formal living room features a majestic marble fireplace and double French doors that lead to the front balcony.
French Quarter Views
The double French doors from the formal living room lead to the front balcony and its impressive view of the French Quarter.
Venetian plaster walls lead from the formal living room to the formal dining room. The space has a dark marble fireplace and a door, a chandelier and a French door with balcony access.
Unleash Your Inner Chef
The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen overlooks the French Quarter skyline, and features a Viking stove, two ovens, a wine cooler, Sub-Zero refrigerator, butcher’s block island with porcelain sink and a pantry with windowed drawers. There is also a breakfast area.
Burn After Reading
The library/second living room also has a beautiful marble fireplace, custom display shelves on every wall and a more informal seating area.
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Big Easy Living
French doors lead to the owner’s suite with its bedroom, white marble fireplace, crystal chandeliers and antique sconces.
Escape and Recharge
The owner’s suite has an ensuite marble bathroom with a frameless glass shower, oversized bathtub, double vanities and access to the balcony.
There are two guest bedrooms on the first floor, each with floor-to-ceiling windows, private courtyard access and a shared marble bathroom. The third floor has two additional guest bedrooms along with a full bathroom.
The estate has a three-storey guest house that has two bedrooms, a full bathroom, a half bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen. The living room is on the second floor and features a balcony and spiral staircase leading to the third floor.
The First Rule of Fight Club
The main floor of the guest house includes a gym complete with a mirrored wall, exercise bike, rowing machine, weights and a punching bag.
Sweet Home New Orleans
Hidden behind the mansion is a spacious courtyard with a fountain, pool and lush foliage. Access the courtyard directly from many of the main floor’s French doors or take in the view from one of the balconies overlooking the private oasis.
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