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Actor Brad Pitt paid $ 40 million to a nearly 100-year-old home on the Carmel Highlands cliffs along the Central Coast of California, according to people familiar with public records and transactions.
A local agent said the sale was one of the most expensive closed to date in the Carmel region.
Known as the DL James House, this hotel was built around 1918 and was designed by renowned architect Charles Sumner Greene in the early 20th century, known for advocating for the Arts and Crafts movement in the United States. Green & Green, an architectural firm led by Mr. Green and his brother Henry Mother Green.
The house has been owned by Searock, a limited liability company affiliated with the late Chicago financier since 1999. Joe Ritchie And his wife, Sharon Ritchie, is shown in property records. Ritchie, a legendary Chicago options trader and founder of the private investment group Fox River Partners, died earlier this year.
This property is not listed.
Mr. Pitt couldn’t get any immediate comments.
The house is named after its original owner, businessman and writer DL James. According to The Gamble House, unlike the Greens House in Pasadena, the DL James House is made of locally quarried sandstone and granite. It has vaulted windows and a tiled Mediterranean-style roof with sea views.
When designing the house, according to the organization’s website, Mr. Green “made the exterior walls look like they were growing from a cliff.”
“Moneyball,” “Benjamin Button’s Bizarre Incident,” and “Mr. Mrs. Smith,” said Pitt, who is also an architectural enthusiast. He is said to be a fan of craftsman-style houses.
This deal is the latest celebrity deal in Carmel, where the market is moving rapidly. “Golden Girls” actress Betty White’s longtime carmel house Recently sold At $ 10.775 million, it is well above the $ 7.95 million asking price.
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