Despite professing a great deal of love for the quality of life in New Orleans, the Jolie-Pitt clan have nevertheless decided to sell off their $3.5 million dollar home in the city’s French Quarter. The brief two-year residence worked out well for Pitt’s filming of the flick The Curious Case of Benjamin Button — as well as his work with the Make It Right NOLA foundation.
That’s not to say that his participation will be any less in the construction of those 150 green homes on the Lower 9th Ward — but as Cele|bitchy points out, it’s further proof that the family may be seeking more privacy outside the U.S. Most recently, Brad and Angelina decided to lease a French chateau set amidst an organic winery for the birth of their upcoming twins.
So, I guess that means he’s not running for mayor then?
For the life of me, I can’t find it — but I remember hearing somewhere that the Jolie-Pitts had planned to renovate their home with some eco-friendly additions. Solar panels, rain-water catchment, etc. We have no idea if these additions were included in the listing.
A detailed look at what $3.5 million could buy you two years ago in the French Quarter is available after the fold.
Designed in a Parisian style of the 1830s, the house was converted into a recording studio in more recent years, with Fats Domino and Little Richard having visited the house, according to listing information. Two years ago, the seller, Fairview Realty LLC, renovated the house. Features include a library with custom display shelves along every wall, five fireplaces, a built-in wide and flat screen TV, and a second-floor landing with two Oriental silk lamps and a bank of French doors. Other features include ornate wood columns in the formal dining and living rooms, gauzy silk drapes framing the two floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, a three-story guest house, and a gourmet kitchen with a Viking stove and hood, two ovens, a moisture-controlled warming tray, a Viking wine cellar, a SubZero refrigerator, a cappuccino machine, and a large butcher’s block island with an undermount porcelain basin