Oil heiress Aileen Getty recently purchased Brad Pitt’s $33 million estate located in a quiet, upscale community in the eastern Hollywood Hills near Los Feliz. This purchase left the actor in need of a new residence, and, seeking to downsize, he took a liking to Getty’s home. So, in true showbiz fashion, the two took part in a modern day Trading Spaces saga. Getty sold her smaller, glassy midcentury-modern Los Feliz pad to the very person from whom she’d just purchased a multi-million dollar home, and Dirt reports that Pitt paid $5.5 million for Getty’s house—a nice profit over the $4.1 million she originally bought it for in 2019.
Built in 1960, Pitt’s new purchase pays homage to the era in which it was constructed, with retro detailing and midcentury inclusions, such as terrazzo floors, cantilevered eaves, and beamed ceilings. An abundance of windows in the space provide plenty of natural light and views of the sprawling greenery surrounding the property. The 2,000 square foot L-shaped abode has three bedrooms, all featuring striking cobalt blue carpeting. The primary bedroom, kitchen, master bath and walk-in closet all have matching custom cabinetry in a light blue shade.
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The home’s terrace provides ample opportunity to embrace nature, with tropical landscaping and views of city lights. The backyard features a pool and patio area, as well as a redwood hot tub and a freestanding sauna nestled among the property’s foliage.
The new buy adds to Pitt’s reputation as an architectural enthusiast. His portfolio includes the historic D.L. James house in California’s Carmel-by-the-Sea area, bought last year for $40 million and said to be his permanent residence. Getty also has a well-known real estate portfolio. She’s owned a Mulholland Drive equestrian compound, a blacked-out Malibu Farmhouse, a brick New York City townhouse, and, of course, the midcentury-modern house that now belongs to Pitt in Los Feliz.