A Peek Into Jennifer Aniston’s Real Estate Portfolio
The famously private Jennifer Aniston has made it a point to keep her personal life out of the spotlight all throughout her career, so it makes sense that her residences have always been little havens away from Hollywood. From her marital home with Brad Pitt, a $13.1 million Beverly Hills behemoth the couple spent three years renovating, to her current $20.97 million Bel Air mansion, Aniston has sunk countless time and energy into personalizing her digs to maximize both comfort and privacy.
“If I wasn’t an actress, I’d want to be a designer,” she told Architectural Digest in 2018. “I love the process. There’s something about picking out fabrics and finishes that feeds my soul.” Here, we’ve rounded up the six spots the actor has called home over the past two decades, each with its own distinct history, aesthetic, and story.
One year after getting hitched, Aniston and then husband Pitt shelled out $13.1 million for a 12,000-square-foot French Normandy–style Beverly Hills home. The mansion was originally built in 1934 and was designed by renowned Southern California architect Edwin Wallace Neff. Under their ownership, the two actors expanded and renovated the property to include a private screening room, heated marble floors in the kitchen, and a pub room with wood floors from a 200-year-old French château. They also added a multimillion-dollar tennis court and a guest house. Altogether, the A-list couple spent three years renovating the space and ultimately sold it for $28 million in 2006 following their 2005 divorce.
Following her split from Pitt, Aniston reportedly rented a 1,531-square-foot beach house in Malibu for two years. The home, which belonged to Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison, featured three bedrooms and three bathrooms and was situated right along the coast. Not much is publicly known about the house itself, which is likely just how Aniston preferred it.
Aniston knew her Harold W. Levitt–designed Beverly Hills mansion was meant to be hers the moment she saw it. “I never doubted the house would be mine one day,” she told AD in 2010. She paid $13.5 million for the hillside residence in 2006, and then spent the next few years working with designer Stephen Shadley to transform it into a Balinese-inspired retreat, complete with koi ponds, Brazilian cumaru eaves, and heated travertine floors on the lanai. Aniston nicknamed the home “Ohana,” which means extended family in Hawaiian, and enjoyed hosting and entertaining in the “glamorous, old-fashioned Hollywood” retreat. She finally parted ways with the 10,000-square-foot, single-story home in 2011 after listing it for $42 million; it eventually sold for $38 million.
One month after Aniston sold “Ohana,” she and then beau Justin Theroux rented a 1,761-square-foot home just north of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom residence was considerably more modest than Aniston’s other properties, but no less charming: It featured hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a state-of-the-art kitchen with white marble countertops. Perhaps the most enviable feature of the $3 million home, however, was its views: Perched high up in the hills, the grounds boasted unobstructed vistas. The couple reportedly paid $20,000 a month for the rental.
That same year, the former Friends star shelled out $7.01 million for two condos in the West Village, one of which was a penthouse with original hardwood floors and a 900-square-foot wraparound terrace. She initially intended to combine the two homes into one mega-unit that would measure over 2,000 square feet, but ultimately, paparazzi issues led her to put them back on the market a few months later. Aniston sold them at a loss for $6.5 million in 2012.
When the East Coast relocation fell through, Aniston didn’t miss a beat, snapping up a $20.97 million A. Quincy Jones–designed Bel Air mansion later that year. She once again partnered up with Stephen Shadley to reimagine the midcentury house to be less minimal and more comfortable and inviting.
“Jen is drawn to wood, stone, and bronze, materials that have real substance and depth,” Shadley told AD. “No matter how beautiful or glamorous something is, it has to be warm and inviting.” Aniston still owns the 8,500-square-foot residence.
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