The demise of the Pitt-Aniston marriage may be very old news, but it’s never too late to have a fresh look inside their lavish former love nest. In July 2001, long before Pitt started making babies with Angelina Jolie and poor Jen found herself dating sketchy British models, the couple paid a reported $13.1 million for a big Wallace Neff-designed house in Beverly Hills.
Pitt, a wannabe architect and design aficionado, spent the next couple of years and many millions of dollars redesigning the nine-bedroom, eight-bathroom house with truckloads of pedigreed and, apparently, not very cozy furniture. (In a Vanity Fair article after the couple’s separation, Aniston was asked what she was looking forward to in her single life and she responded, “A comfortable couch.” )
The couple first put the house on the market at $28 million, but later it was reduced to $24.95 million before an anonymous foreign businessman came along and paid a reported $22.5 million for the privilege of living in a home once occupied by Hollywood royalty.