The nearly 10,000 square-foot house is the same one that we saw in Architectural Digest a year ago that some people in the blogosphere loved, and others weren’t so crazy about. Which camp did you fall into?
The listing raves: “Unparalleled Hal Levitt ‘Ohana’ Estate Offers Rare Oasis of Asian and Balinese-Inspired Tranquility in the Heart of Los Angeles with Commanding 180 Degree Views.” Aniston reportedly named it Ohana because it means “extended family.”
The house was designed by architect Hal Levitt in 1970. Aniston bought it in 2006, shortly after her split from Brad Pitt, for $13.5 million. She then spent nearly 3 years renovating and expanding it with the help of designer Stephen Shadley. He says it was in such bad shape that they “essentially tore the house apart and rebuilt it.”
She told People magazine about her decision to sell the house: “I couldn’t sleep and I sort of had one of those moments where I went, I really need to simplify… and clear out the clutter. And along with that thought came, ‘I should sell my house.’ … I had the realization that this is just too much for me. I’m not this person.”
It really is hard for me to imagine her living here. It looks very masculine. If I saw the house and didn’t know it was hers, I wouldn’t guess she was the owner, would you?
What do you think? Is it worth $42 million of your money? Or will you hang onto your cash a little longer?