Brad Pitt, the star of such films as Fight Club, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, has finally sold his Los Angeles estate that he bought from Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, back in 1994. The actor reportedly pocketed a whopping $33 million for the property, which he once called the “childhood home” for his six kids with Angelina Jolie.
But don’t feel too bad for Pitt, who avoided a hefty mansion tax by closing the deal just before April 1. He has already moved on to a new abode: a $40-million clifftop castle in Carmel Highlands. The stunning D.L. James House, built in 1919, features panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, a private beach, and a stone tower. Talk about an upgrade! The home located at 5769 Briarcliff Road in Los Feliz has approximately 6,700 square feet of living area, 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.
Pitt’s former compound in Hollywood Hills was no slouch either. The 1.9-acre estate included a 1915 Craftsman-style mansion, a skate park, a koi pond, and multiple pools. Pitt also claimed that the house was haunted by ghosts, which he said added to his interest in buying it from Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira. Maybe he got tired of sharing his home with the spirits, or maybe he just wanted a change of scenery after his messy divorce from Jolie.
One thing is for sure: Brad Pitt is living large and loving it.
The property closed only a few days before LA’s new ULA Mansion Tax saving Pitt 4% in taxes! The property was originally bought for $1.7 million in 1994 and over the next 15 years an additional four parcels were added to the site, named Briarcliff Manor.