Wednesday, 24 August 2011 10:08 AM
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have put their Malibu mansion on the market for $13.75 million (£8.34 million).
The four-bedroom, four-bathroom property is spread over 4,088 square feet, but with two of the bedrooms currently set up as studies and a brood of six children to accommodate, it's not hard to see why the acting duo have decided it's not the most practical property in their portfolio.
According to the Real Estalker, Brad Pitt bought the contemporary ocean-front home, which is located in the Encinal Bluffs area of Malibu, California, for $8.41 million (£5.1 million) back in March 2005. He then spent a small fortune transforming the 1962 home into the glassy show home that stands today.
The Real Estalker reports that, in 2009, rumours began to circulate that Pitt was trying to sell his property for a rather optimistic $18 million (£10.91 million) – which would have made him a hefty profit – but alas, it wasn't to be, and yesterday the Tree Of Life star listed it on the open market for the more modest sum of $13.75 million (£8.34 million).
According to the listing information, the house has dark bamboo floors and the chef's kitchen is all stainless steel. The extensive grounds feature patios, decks, courtyards and a lap pool, and there's a private flight of steps down to the beach below.
While there's no air-conditioning to keep things cool in warmer months, buyers who feel the cold will be well catered for, with two indoor fireplaces and one outdoors. There's also planning permission in place for a second storey to be built.
In addition to the Malibu mansion, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – who were recently named Hollywood's third-highest-earning couple – own a chateau in the South of France as well as further properties in Italy, New Orleans and Los Angeles.