Brad Pitt quietly lists luxe Los Feliz mansion for $40 million – here's what we know

The Babylon star owned the sprawling estate for nearly 30 years – meaning it was frequented by his ex-wife Angelina Jolie

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Academy Award winner Brad Pitt is selling a Los Feliz mansion he has owned for nearly 30 years. 

The Bullet Train actor quietly listed the mansion he purchased from Cassandra Peterson (known for Elvira: Mistress of the Dark) in 1994 for a reported $1.7 million. Since then, he has turned the compound into one of the world's best homes – comprising multiple lots adjacent to the original property. Brad turned these neighboring properties into a swimming pool, tennis court, and skating rink just beyond his main residence. 

The 1.9-acre estate was formally home to Brad Pitt's ex-wife, actress Angelina Jolie who raised their children Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne before their split in 2016. In a 2017 interview with GQ, Brad Pitt labeled the property as his kids 'childhood home' – though it was one of several properties the Hollywood power couple shared during their relationship. 

According to a real-estate source (acquired by People), Brad Pitt is selling the property because he is 'looking for something smaller' in the Los Angeles area. 

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

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Little is known about Brad Pitt's decorating ideas; however, aerial photographs offer a glimpse of the home's sprawling exteriors – complete with a palm-tree-filled pasture and a series of stairs that likely lead to outdoor dining and entertaining areas. 

Variety also reports that the multi-structure estate includes a 6,692-square-foot Craftsman main house built in 1915. This home has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a host of living, dining, and cooking areas. 

Beyond its connection to Brad, Angelina, and Cassandra Peterson – the estate is also reportedly where famed guitarist Jimi Hendrix wrote May This Be Love – meaning it is of cultural significance to many. The land neighbors Kristen Bell, Jon Hamm, and Angelina Jolie, who famously moved into a $25 million compound after finalizing her divorce from the actor. 

Where is Brad Pitt's new home?

Brad Pitt's $40 million Los Feliz mansion served as the actor's home for nearly 30 years; however, he owns multiple properties around the US. Most significantly, the actor purchased the D. L. James House in the Carmel area of Monterey County following his divorce from Angelina Jolie. Over the decades, Brad has owned residences in Hollywood, the south of France, Mallorca, and New York City. 

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.