The success of Jennifer Aniston’s illustrious acting career is reflected in her body of work; But it’s also evident in the homes she’s bought and sold over the past few decades. Jennifer Aniston was born in Los Angeles and grew up mostly in New York City. But since then Friends The star rose to fame in the hit TV series in 1994 and lived in various properties in California. These include a Beverly Hills mansion she once shared with now-ex Brad Pitt, a mid-century modern home she always knew she would own, and a Montecito farmhouse she purchased in 2022 bought by Oprah Winfrey. Despite this stable California real estate industry, Aniston tried to move back to the East Coast around 2011 (more on that below!). She definitely has the real estate bug; In an interview in 2018, she said that if she wasn’t an actress, she would be an interior designer, explaining, “I love the process. There’s something about choosing fabrics and finishes that feeds my soul.” We’re with you, Jen.
Dive into everything we know The Morning Show Star’s real estate moves — including the design styles she’s gravitated toward over the years. We even noted a few places she’s rented from to get further insight into her preferred style.
The one where it all began
When Aniston started filming FriendsIn the film, which premiered in 1994, she lived in a house high above Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. While we don’t know her exact move-in and move-out dates, we do know that the home recently came on the market for $2.6 million. The property features a primary residence, an A-frame guest house, a pool house and an office-slash-studio. Take a look at the individual rooms here.
2001: Aniston and Brad Pitt buy a house in Beverly Hills
Return to the early hours of the morning for a moment. It’s the summer of 2000. Aniston and Brad Pitt recently got married in Malibu, where their $1 million wedding event included a caviar wall and a star-studded guest list. The following year, the couple kicked off their married life by securing a $13.1 million home in Beverly Hills, California. The 12,000-square-foot French Normandy-style home was originally built in 1934. The former couple spent three years renovating, adding heated marble floors in the kitchen, a screening room and a pub-style bar area Architectural Digest. They also built a multimillion-dollar tennis court and guest house on the property. You can see photos of the home here, from the checkerboard kitchen floor to the outdoor dining area.
After their divorce in 2005, Aniston and Pitt sold the home in 2006 for $28 million. It last hit the market in 2019 for a whopping $56 million. It sold for $32.5 million in 2020.
2005: Aniston rents a beach house in Malibu
After her split from Pitt, Aniston reportedly rented a bungalow in Malibu. When she moved in, the house was “dark and depressing,” but a “quick renovation” helped transform it into a cozy retreat that was more in keeping with her tastes at the time than the home she shared with Pitt, Aniston said Vanity Fair. “Brad and I always joked that every piece of furniture was either a museum piece or just uncomfortable,” Aniston told the outlet of their shared home. “He definitely had his sense of style, and I definitely have my sense of style, and sometimes they clashed. I didn’t like modernism that much.”
2006: Aniston secures her dream home in Beverly Hills
“I never doubted that one day the house would be mine,” Aniston said ADVERTISEMENT the first house she bought after separating from Pitt. The house in question? A property built around 1970 by renowned Mid-Century Modern architect Harold “Hal” Levitt. Aniston initially fell in love with the 14-foot-tall front doors of the 10,000-square-foot home. After purchasing it for $13.5 million in 2006, she teamed up with designer Stephen Shadley to give the home a major renovation that lasted nearly two and a half years. The result: a Balinese-inspired indoor and outdoor retreat. Think koi ponds (one of which opened up to from the living room!), Brazilian cumaru (hardwood) eaves, and a porch with heated travertine floors. She nicknamed the property “Ohana.” Lilo and Stitch Fans know that “extended family” means Hawaiian. Aniston listed the home in 2011 for $42 million. A few months later, the house sold for $37 million to $38 million.
2011: Aniston lives with Justin Theroux, briefly invests in New York City and then moves to Bel Air
While Aniston was dating actor Justin Theroux in 2011, the two rented a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Beverly Hills, California. The 1,761 square foot home is valued at $3 million and came furnished. Although the residence was modest compared to the other homes Aniston lived in, it featured charming features like vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and multiple fireplaces. You can browse photos here.
That same year, Aniston bought two condos in New York’s West Village for just over $7 million. She intended to combine the two units—a one-bedroom penthouse with wraparound terrace on the 18th floor and a one-bedroom unit on the 17th floor—to create a 2,000-square-foot prewar duplex building. Although she was eager to return to the city, she cited problems with paparazzi as a reason for her decision to ultimately sell the condos. She sold it in 2012 at a loss for $6.5 million.
If you thought that was a lot of real estate moves in a short period of time, think again. In 2011, Aniston also quickly purchased a Bel Air estate worth nearly $21 million. she said ADVERTISEMENT that the 1965 property was “the furthest thing from what (she) wanted” in terms of design. Aniston and Theroux spent two years renovating the 8,500-square-foot property with the help of designer Stephen Shadley and other creatives, taking the midcentury home from minimalist to inviting. Highlights of the renovation include hand-painted wallpaper, silk carpets and abstract expressionist paintings. Outside they have redesigned the small gardens, terraces and pool. Aniston and Theroux, who married in 2015, lived in the house together. They announced their separation in 2018 and Aniston still owns the residence today.
2022: Aniston buys a Montecito farmhouse from Oprah Winfrey
After seemingly taking a break from buying and selling real estate, Aniston purchased a $14.8 million California farmhouse from Oprah Winfrey. The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home is in Montecito, where many stars have settled in recent years, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, their children and chickens. The residence sits on just over an acre and was just a part of Winfrey’s estate. According to the New York PostWinfrey sold the other part with two cottages to her personal trainer and property manager Bob Greene for $2.3 million.
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