Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston's Rumored To Be New Bel-Air Mid-Century Estate

Last night the real estate side of the internet was a buzz about the rumored purchase of this A. Quincy Jones designed (1965) estate in Bel-Air by none other then A-list celebrity and mid-century home aficionado, Ms. Jennifer Aniston. The property is still showing "active" on the MLS, but multiple websites, including TMZ, LA Curbed, and The Real Estalker are reporting that it is a done deal. If correct, Ms. Aniston has impeccable taste in real estate, as you will remember she just recently sold a Hal Levitt designed mid-century home in the Trousdale Estates for in the $37-$38M range.

I recently sold a house in Bel-Air (in a completely different tax bracket) and posted a blog giving readers a picture sneak peak behind the gates. I had this house in there, as what may possibly be my dream house, as I used to drive by it on the way to my appointments at my listing. I had a great virtual tour of this home in that post, but took it out, as it had the address of the home in the URL, and thought it would be wise to protect Ms. Aniston's privacy.

This particular property has been on and off the market since it was listed in '08 for $29,000,000. It was re-listed for $24,900,000 just before the 2011 Holiday's. It is on over 3 acres of real estate with ponds, meandering walkways, a guest house, and views out to the ocean. Did I mention it even has it's own vineyard! It is all about timing and finding that one buyer, as there aren't many people overall with the bank account that Ms. Aniston has. The sites are reporting that she picked it up in the $21,000,000 range. A fine deal for her. Also, congrats to the real estate agent's involved in a massive sale like this. Oh to dream of the commissions, ha.

Enjoy your new home Jen!


$24,900,000 4 Bed 6.5 Bath 8,500 Sq. Ft 140,263 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing courtesy of Joyce Rey - Coldwell Banker-BH South Pictures courtesy of Kurt Rappaport - Westside Estate Agency Inc.

Jennifer Aniston to Sell $42M Beverly Hills Home

The internet has been a buzz this week with reports that Jennifer Aniston is privately listing her Beverly Hills home for sale at a whopping $42,000,000. Man that is a lot of zero's. Aniston recently gave a glimpse into the home in a March feature by Architectural Digest. Built in 1970 by Architect Harold W. Levitt with sweeping views of the city, Aniston calls the house "Ohana," a reference to the Hawaiian idea of extended family. She purchased the 9,000 square foot home in 2006 for $13.5M, and underwent a two and a half year gutting and remodeling of the property with her designer Stephen Shadley. Mr. Shadley was quoted in the Architectural Digest feature as saying, "I’ll be lucky if I ever do anything with this kind of team and freedom again." The home is full of "green" energy efficient touches, wide open spaces, and zen inspired touches. I will be honest and say that I have not had much real estate experience in this price range to this point in my career; however, my only question is that from the overview shot, is the lot big enough to garner the asking price? I am sure the cache of owning arguably the most famous "Friend's" star is worth a lot to the right buyer though. It is being shown to pre-qualified buyer's only, so no open houses to take a peak unfortunately.