Rumor Has It: Jennifer Aniston Buys Bel-Air Home
So long, New York?
Jennifer Aniston continues to inspire media and paparazzi buzz with her recent sighting in L.A., where the famously flat-iron-haired star is said to have bought a new place in Hollywood.
That’s what the Wall Street Journal and TMZ – who broke the story — are reporting: A source close to the star has revealed that Aniston and current beau Justin Theroux have plunked down mega-bucks for a modern love nest in Bel-Air.
Maybe this Big Apple friend has had a change of heart?
If so, it’s a quick turnaround for Aniston, who sold her custom L.A. home “Ohana” a little over six months ago and moved to the Big Apple, where she picked up two penthouse apartments in West Village.
At the time, as she explained to “Good Morning America,” she had been missing New York City.
I grew up here. I miss it. There’s nothing like being in the city…[it's] the city of every man. It’s all walks and I love that.”
But celebrity love can be fleeting — or perhaps the winter weather in the Big Apple had her pining for L.A. sunshine. There had been rumors about Aniston and Theroux shopping together for New York apartments, but apparently they have decided to go West and buy a piece of Bel-Air real estate instead.
Only 6 miles from Aniston’s previous Beverly Hills mansion, Ohana, the couple’s reported new place is a mid-century modern home designed in 1965 by noted Los Angeles architect A. Quincy Jones.
According to the property listing, the home was first listed in 2008 and has bounced on and off the market. Priced at $24.9 million, Aniston reportedly snagged the home for around $22 million.
The Bel-Air home is set on a 3+ acre promontory with high gates, providing Aniston and Theroux privacy as well as spectacular city views. The 8,500-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 6.5-bath home is a decent size upgrade from Aniston’s New York penthouse. Embracing a California indoor-outdoor lifestyle, the property also has extensive lawns, patios, pool and vineyards.