Angelina Jolie Buys Historic Cecile B. DeMille Estate for $25M
Angelina Jolie is ready for a fresh start and is kicking off her single life in style amid her divorce with Brad Pitt. The actress, 41, has reportedly purchased the historic Cecil B. DeMille estate for a whopping $25 million. Boasting six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, the 7,500-square-foot Beaux-Arts home will be plenty of space for her large brood. It has sweeping views, swimming pool, library and fitness room. Built in 1913, famed director Cecil B. DeMille resided in the stunning Los Feliz home until his death in 1959. The ‘Maleficent’ star filed for divorce from her husband Brad Pitt, in September after over a decade together, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The home considered one of the best in L.A. The most anyone paid for a home in the area is Lydia Hearst, who plunked down $13M, so Angelina’s purchase is nearly double. The historic property, in a market where multimillion-dollar mansions tend to go through several price cuts went into contract in less than three weeks. It is rumored the purchase was made to meet with the divorce stipulations of having the children accessible to Pitt who resides mostly in the L.A. area.
DeMille, famous for Hollywood Golden Age classics like “The Ten Commandments” and “Samson and Delilah,” bought the home in 1916 from a local businessman, according to a 2010 book on historic Los Angeles homes. The pistol-packing, bombastic director lived in the secluded home until his death. The sellers, Grossman and Lyons, tried to sell the home for more than $26 million in 2008, on the brink of the U.S. housing market collapse, and eventually pulled the property off the market according to listing records. They also undertook a six-year renovation, keeping many original details while adding modern amenities. Architects raised the ceilings where possible and expanded the kitchen and library, eliminating the former servants’ quarters.
Will Jolie Finally Settle into This Residence Instead of Globe Trotting with Her Children?
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
Three of Wands:
This card represents good results in business and life expansion. It also shows travel. I believe she is happy with her home choice and has every intention of making roots in L.A. for her children. I do not believe that will stop her constant travelling but will give a home base needed for her children.
Four of Pentacles:
This card represents obsession with financial issues. I believe this card shows the house is a status purchase for her but now that she is not living on the combined income of hers and Pitt’s, she is carefully making financial moves that will be the most advantageous for herself and her family.
Six of Pentacles: Inverted (Upside Down)
This card represents sharing of love and gifts in a relationship. Since it is inverted, I believe she is not particularly happy about having to make these life choices on her own as she has always had a partner in her life before. This is the first time she has made a major purchase like this on her own.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine.