LOCATION: Malibu, CA
SIZE: 4,088 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathroooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: In March 2005, about the time Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston called off their short marriage and he hooked up with earth-momma/actress Angelina Jolie, superstar Brad Pitt shelled out a very a-list $8,410,000 for a very contemporary and glassy ocean front bachelor pad perched on 1.26 bluff top acres on the rugged but extremely swank Encinal Bluffs area in Malibu, CA.
The well-known architecture buff spent years and millions transforming the 1962 mid-century home into a designer show pad that became Ground Zero for the then still budding affair between Mister Pitt and his current long-time lady-made and baby momma Angelina Jolie.
Starting in 2009 rumors began to swirl and make their way around the celebrity real estate merry-go-round about Mister Pitt–and by extension Miz Jolie–wanting to sell the ocean front estate. As far as Your Mama knows–and we really don’t know a damn thing–we were the first property gossip to discuss the rumors back in early February 2009 when we heard from Our Lady in Malibu that Mister Pitt had quietly floated the property on the (pocket listing) market with an asking price of $18,000,000.
More than two years later the property remains in Mister Pitt’s bulging real estate portfolio and yesterday it landed on the open market with a much lower–and arguably much more realistic–asking price of $13,750,000.
Listing information shows the low-slung, angular and crisply modern residence measures 4,088 square feet and includes a total of 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms, as per the listing, are currently used as offices, which means when the Pitt-Jolies are in residence in Malibu all 78 of their natural born and adopted children have to share a single bedroom.
The primary living spaces have dark bamboo floors and walls of floor to ceiling glass that expose the house to the various courtyards, patios and decks around the house that offer panoramic views up and down the quintessentially dramatic California coastline. The sleek and modern interior areas include living and dining rooms, a family room, and an all-stainless steel kitchen with walk-in refrigerator/freezer.
Listing information shows that the house is equipped with radiant heating but no air conditioning but we’re guessing the design of the house and the cool coastal breezes make air conditioning unnecessary. Other features, as per the listing, include covered parking for three cars, three fireplaces (two indoors one outdoors), sound and security systems that we can all bet are the finest money can buy, and a private path/stairs to the sandy and somewhat remote beach at the bottom of the bluff.
The property slopes dramatically from Pacific Coast Highway to the steep bluff that tumbles down to the sand and sea. A heavily fortified gate opens to a driveway that brings cars past a tennis court and lap-lane swimming pool to a tight motor court at the front of the house.
Listing information indicates that plans and coastal approval exists for the addition of a second story designed by architect Chris Sorensen, a Malibu-based architect who specializes in what his website calls “environmentally conscious design solutions.”
Although the multi-culti Pitt-Jolie clan spend much of their time in Europe where home base is Chateau Miraval, an 880-acre spread in a rural area in the South of France, they maintain a number of pricey and posh pads state side including a secluded ocean front compound just outside of Santa Barbara, CA, a growing compound in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles and an historic mansion in the French Quarter in New Orleans.
photo (top): Pacific Coast News
photo (bottom): Bing