Angelina Jolie, who filed for divorce from Brad Pitt last year, has opted to stay in Hollywood instead of moving to London as she originally planned, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. Jolie has just purchased Cecil B. DeMille’s 11,000-square-foot Los Angeles mansion for near the asking price of $24,950,000. The Beaux Arts-style estate has six bedrooms and 10 baths.
DeMille, who produced and directed dozens of movies including “The Ten Commandments” and “The Greatest Show on Earth,” acquired his mansion in 1916 on a street now named after him. Built on the largest and highest lot in Laughlin Park, the home has panoramic views that extend from the Griffith Observatory to the Pacific Ocean, the website reported. DeMille lived on the estate until his death in 1959.
The home has a curved stairway in the foyer, a formal living room with a fireplace, a mahogany-paneled dining room, a library with custom floor-to-ceiling shelving, and an updated white kitchen with marble counters and a restored vintage range. The old Hollywood-style pool features arched fountains.
The estate is located on 2.1 acres in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles in gated Laughlin Park, one of the city’s earliest celebrity neighborhoods, preferred by such stars as W.C. Fields, Charlie Chaplin, and DeMille. Today’s residents include Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart, and recent Oscar-winner Casey Affleck.