$5.65M fire sale on Brad and Angelina's New Orleans mansion
UPDATE: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have slashed the asking price on their Big Easy home by $850,000, bringing it to $5.65 million. The couple's new movie, "By the Sea," has led to a spate of interviews that plumb everything from how many kids they initially wanted (12) to their parenting style (Brad is a disciplinarian with the boys), but no word on why they've cut the price in NOLA — or why there are no interior listing photos.
ORIGINAL POST 5/21/15: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have listed their French Quarter mansion for $6.5 million, but a rep tells US Weekly they aren't walking away from New Orleans. They will look for "something off the beaten path down the road."
The star couple bought the renovated 1830s home in late 2006 for Pitt's filming of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," and they let Jonah Hill crash there when he was filming "21 Jump Street.
Take a look inside the former couple's beautiful estate:
It has 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and all the grandeur you'd expect from a Big Easy mansion: Venetian plastered walls, marble mantles and fireplaces, crown moldings, a grand spiral staircase and — bringing it into the modern era — an elevator. There's also a two-story guesthouse.
Hill, a months-long guest, called Pitt "the nicest guy" for letting him stay there but said it came with some fan baggage.
"I would go home every day from work, and there'd be a tour outside and they'd be freaking out," he told Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show." "I'd get out of the car, and you could hear a collective audible sigh of annoyance when it wasn't Brad Pitt."