Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie decouple from first of many homes
Amid their highly publicized divorce, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have begun to sell off their marital assets. Among the first to go: a home in New Orleans that sold for $4.9 million.
Dating back to the 1830s, the French Quarter row house had been listed a year ago for as much as $6.5 million. Pitt and Jolie bought the property in 2007, following Hurricane Katrina, for $3.5 million.
The brick traditional-style house has a front balcony and dormer windows that overlook the historic area.
The nearly 7,650 square feet of living space includes scaled formal rooms, an updated kitchen, a laundry room, five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Venetian plaster walls, custom-designed marble mantels and crown moldings are among the interior details.
A grand staircase and an elevator connect the three-story home. There’s also a guesthouse and a two-car garage.
Pitt, 52, became involved in efforts to rebuild New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He will appear in the upcoming historical drama “Allied” alongside actress Marion Cotillard.
Jolie, 41, in 2004 won the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. This year, she lent her voice to the animated comedy “Kung Fu Panda 3.”
He’s parting with a stand-up spread
It would appear that Richard Lewis is in a hurry to perform his closing act. The stand-up comic and actor listed his longtime home in Hollywood Hills West last week for $1.559 and has already dropped the asking price to $1.399 million.
Lewis, who bought the property in 1989 for $720,000, isn’t the only one connected to the Mediterranean-style home. Past owners and residents include actor-singer Eddie Albert, actor-dancer Gene Nelson and prolific voice-over actor Charles Judels.
The Mediterranean-style house, built in 1926, sits up from the street and has a canopy-topped front patio.
Within more than 2,500 square feet of white-walled space is a living room with a fireplace, a dining area, an updated kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Glass doors off the media room/lounge open to a balcony with another fireplace.
The master retreat — with a built-in reading nook and a separate office — takes in a view of the city.
Peter Maurice and Tregg Rustad of Rodeo Realty hold the listing.
Lewis, 69, gained fame for his appearances on “Late Night With David Letterman” as well as his HBO specials. He has had a recurring role on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” in which he plays a fictionalized version of himself, since its first season.
Canyon contemporary is his new beat
Singer-songwriter Trey Songz has settled into a modern home in the gated community of Bell Canyon. The purchase price was $3.45 million.
Set on a quiet cul-de-sac, the one-acre property takes in mountain views and includes a 7,800-square-foot main house, a 900-square-foot guesthouse, a tennis court and an orchard.
The main residence features formal living and dining rooms, a theater, a game room with a wet bar, five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The center-island kitchen opens to a family room with retractable doors leading outside.
The guesthouse has a living room, a kitchen, one bedroom and a bathroom.
The expansive grounds contain a swimming pool, a spa, an outdoor kitchen with barbecue, an outdoor dining area, patios and lawn.
The R&B and hip-hop artist, 31, has released six studio albums including “Trigga” two years ago.
Marc Shevin and Cindy Goldstein of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices were the listing agents. Mica Rabineau and Vadim Khabyuk of Nourmand & Associates represented Songz in his purchase.
In Topanga, designer’s mark remains
A secluded hideaway owned by late fashion designer and marketer Christian Audigier, who helped popularize clothing brands such as Von Dutch and Ed Hardy, has been listed in Topanga for $1.995 million.
The bohemian-vibe estate sits behind large wooden gates on more than three acres of lush grounds.
The main house, a 1930s hacienda, was extensively restored and features a hand-carved fireplace, a family room, a chef’s kitchen with a large center island, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Contrasting hues, patterns and materials enliven the rustic interiors.
Three guesthouses, a playroom, an outdoor kitchen and a stacked-stone pavilion also lie within the grounds. A row of cabanas surrounds the swimming pool. Connecting the structures are stone pathways that wind through mature oaks, olive trees and a vineyard.
Including the guesthouses, there are seven bedrooms and five bathrooms in more than 2,300 square feet of living space.
Rory Posin and Kristian Bonk of Results Real Estate Group, an affiliate of Re/Max Estate Properties, hold the listing.
Audigier, who died last year at 57, used his connections with celebrities to help turn brands such as Ed Hardy and Von Dutch into global powerhouses. In 2011, he sold the Ed Hardy label for $62 million.
NBA great sweetens the pot
Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen is taking another pass at selling his mansion on the water in Fort Lauderdale, reducing the asking price to $10.9 million. But if you’d like to buy his 55-foot VanDutch yacht along with the place, the price is $12.5 million.
The estate of the six-time NBA champion has nearly 13,500 square feet of living space. Built in 2004, the Italianate house features a three-story foyer, a temperature-controlled wine room, a home theater, six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two powder rooms. There’s a fitness room, of course. An expansive terrace overlooks the 215 feet of waterfront.
Called Villa Del Lago, the nearly three-quarter-acre property is designed for resort living, with patios, an outdoor kitchen and a pool area that includes a spa, waterfalls, a water fountain play area and a giant water slide. Did we mention the waterfront basketball court and putting green?
Pippen, 51, played small forward, making seven All-Star teams and eight All-Defensive First Teams over 17 seasons. He and Larsa Pippen, who was on the reality show “The Real Housewives of Miami” for a season in 2011, are in the middle of a divorce.
The property first came on the market two years ago at $11.8 million.
Gilles Rais of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.
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