The iconic New Orleans mansion that was once owned by celebrity power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is up for auction, revealing a piece of Hollywood history. Acquired in 2006 as a base for their Make it Right Foundation, dedicated to environmentally friendly rebuilding post-Hurricane Katrina, the 7,703-square-foot mansion boasts a rich history dating back to 1828.
Originally the studio for Cosimo Matassa, the recording ground for legends like Fats Domino and Ray Charles, the mansion exudes 19th-century Parisian charm. Carefully restored in 2017, it seamlessly blends historic elegance with modern amenities.
With French Quarter allure, the mansion features a gated, gas-lit driveway, a stylish foyer with harlequin tile floors, and a formal living room with a marble fireplace. The gourmet chef’s kitchen, complete with a Viking stove and marble counters, connects to a formal dining room and front balcony.
The owner’s suite, adorned with crystal chandeliers and antique sconces, includes a beautiful marble fireplace, a spacious bathroom, and a private balcony. The residence offers four guest bedrooms and a standalone three-story guest house with a gym and full kitchen. Multiple balconies overlook the French Quarter skyline and the serene inner courtyard, boasting a fountain and pool.
Situated in the heart of the historic French Quarter, the mansion is steps away from the vibrant French Market and the lively bars of Bourbon Street. The area, a National Historic Landmark known for its colorful buildings and cast iron railings, is also home to other celebrities like Lil Wayne, Emeril Lagasse, and Sandra Bullock.
The auction, hosted by Interluxe Auctions, presents an opportunity to own a piece of Hollywood glamour. With a starting bid of $1 million, this historic gem awaits its next chapter.