What kind of house would you expect for the voice actor who starred in Kung Fu Panda?
Would you be looking for a mansion on a mountain side with luxurious fields of bamboo?
Actually, that is the kind of house Kung Fu Panda star Angelina Jolie bought to make her adopted son from Cambodia feel at home. And she bought 150,000 acres around it for a nature preserve.
What kind of house would you expect for the former power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to live in? They were married at the sprawling Château Miraval estate in France they called a second home for several years. Pitt and Jolie paid $60 million for the estate, but that included vineyards and olive groves.
Pitt and Julie owned a “pie d’terre” in the Waldorf Astoria Towers in New York City, a beach house on 11.5 acres in Santa Barbara, a $3.7 million villa overlooking the Mediterranean in Majorca, a family-friendly 5300-square foot compound in the Los Angeles community of Los Feliz, and a lavish mansion in New Orleans across the street from Matthew McConaughey. So, how could the newly single Angelina Jolie top those luxurious homes?
The answer is a $24.95 million Beaux Arts-style mansion that was once owned by famed twentieth-century filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, the founding father of Hollywood film. It is a fitting home for a premier actress of the twenty-first century.
Angelina Jolie’s latest home has 11,000 square feet. It sits on 2.1 acres of land. There are mature trees and gardens that have been manicured for decades. There are inside and outside terraces leading to a magnificent swimming pool.
The new Angelina Jolie home has a spectacular curved stairway in the foyer. There is a formal living room with a towering fireplace. The dining room is decked out in mahogany. The library has custom bookshelves that extend from floor to ceiling. The kitchen has been updated for living in the 2020s with a restored vintage stove and ovens and white marble counters with a newly fitted kitchen island. And there are six bedrooms and eleven bathrooms.
Angelina Jolie has updated one of the best-known homes of the Hollywood stars to a citadel of bespoke elegance. Tall arched windows bring in natural light to illuminate rich, dark, natural woods. The bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs retain the Art Deco style favored by de Mille with personalized touches. Jolie retained the arched fountains that give the home and gardens the opulent style that confirm that it is the true essence of Old Hollywood.
Angelina Jolie can have any home on the market, but she is making her Los Feliz home the most elegant expression of tasteful movie star royalty. She is preserving the legacy of the movie star capital with unmatched elegance and artistry.