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Brad and Angelina drop the asking price of their French Quarter mansion

1 year 1 week 1 day ago December 03, 2015 Dec 3, 2015 Thursday, December 03 2015 December 03, 2015 4:05 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS - If you just barely missed the opportunity to buy one of the most expensive homes in Baton Rouge, maybe you'll have better luck on a smaller but just as expensive home a short drive south.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie recently dropped the asking price of their French Quarter home. For $5.65 million you can live like Hollywood royalty. And, that's a steal - $850,000 less than what they originally listed it for, TODAY.com reported on its website Thursday.

The couple bought the home in 2006 when Brad Pitt was in Louisiana filming "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

A representative for the family promises they'll return to New Orleans - giving up the Quarter life for something "off the beaten path" eventually.

The home was built in the 1830s and renovated around the time the couple purchased it. It has five bedrooms, just as many bathrooms, and all the fixings of a New Orleans mansion: fireplaces crowned with marble mantles, a grand spiral staircase and an elevator to help get the new owners to bed after not so easy Big Easy night. There is also a two-story guesthouse.

Read more about the home and its guest list HERE.

The Zillow listing reports the home is on Governor Nicholls Street and is about 7,600 square feet.  By contrast, the Pennginton Mansion on historic Highland Road in Baton Rouge recently sold for about $6 million. It is about 36,689 square feet.

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