Among Brad Pitt’s many accomplishments—seven Academy Award nominations, a successful wine label, the title of People’s Sexiest Man Alive—is his ability to invest in some truly trophy real estate. The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor has spoken before about his affinity for all things architecture and interior design, telling Oprah Winfrey in 2004, “I love that architecture is this huge art piece you can be inside. I believe it lifts your soul and affects your mindset.” In late 2012, he collaborated on a collection with furniture maker Frank Pollaro, and in 2020, narrated a documentary about Frank Lloyd Wright. So it is no surprise that he has selected some impressive homes, and made them even more so with his time, investment, and attention to detail.
Over the years, the actor and producer has owned residences in Hollywood, the south of France, Mallorca, New York City, and New Orleans, with a rumored property in the Lake of the Ozarks region of his native Missouri—though unfortunately, for fans in the Show-Me State, there are no public records of this. Below, we’ve rounded up some of Pitt’s most prominent houses, some of which he still owns—and continues to expand upon—today.
Three years after he stole the screen as a charismatic hitchhiker in Thelma & Louise, Pitt paid $1.7 million for a mansion in Los Feliz, purchased directly from Cassandra Peterson, better known by her alter ego, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Over the next few years, the actor picked up two contiguous properties to expand the compound, and then purchased two more after coupling up with ex-wife Angelina Jolie, in 2005. According to Variety, the multi-structure, 1.9-acre property cost a total of nearly $5 million. Today, it includes a 6,692-square-foot Craftsman main house, large outdoor swimming pool, private tennis pavilion, and skate park, and is what Pitt called his kids’ “childhood home” in a 2017 interview with GQ. (It is also where Jimi Hendrix reportedly wrote “May This Be Love.”)
Pitt then enlisted the German architecture firm Graft to construct a Zen Hollywood Hills getaway. The actor served as his own interior designer for the modernist stone and glass oasis, telling the L.A.-based style magazine Flaunt, “I learned that you have to let go of a lot of great ideas for the sake of harmony.” The pad features hidden shelves and cupboards to maximize storage while minimizing clutter. Mica stone walls, pine flooring, and copious skylights help to add texture and character to the pristine space. It appears that Pitt still owns this home.
Shortly after marrying Jennifer Aniston, Pitt splashed out $4 million for an oceanfront, 11-acre vacation property near Santa Barbara. The home, located near Gaviota State Park, is still in his possession today. When he and Jolie were together, they used it as a vacation retreat for themselves and the kids, horseback riding and enjoying time out on the beach.