SOLD | Built c.1934 | 11,173 Sq. Ft. | 5 Beds | 9.5+ Baths | 1.19 Acres
A landmark French Normandy Revival property with ties to several celebrities has sold for $32.5 million in Beverly Hills. The property listed in May 2019 for $49 million and relisted in March 2020 for $44.5 million. It was designed by famed architect Wallace Neff and built in 1934 for actor Fredric March and wife, actress Florence Eldridge. It is also the former residence of Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt. The couple reportedly spent three years renovating the property, adding marble flooring in the kitchen, a screening room and a pub with wood floors imported from a 200-year-old French chateau according to Realtor. They lived in the home for less than two years before divorcing and putting the property on the market for $25 million.
It was purchased by Jonathan Brooks, a hedge fund executive, who put his own stamp on the property. Brooks added a tennis court with adjacent building and guest loft while giving the home a very contemporary feel throughout. Despite the upgrades, the 11,173 square foot residence still retains some of the charm and integrity of a bygone era in the finer details. There are 5 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a dining room that seats up to 20, a bar room with original fireplace and a swimming pool. The property extends 1.19 acres and is accessed via two gated entrances. It had been on the market for $44.5 million with Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency.