Jennifer Aniston’s new Bel Air mansion has a margarita fountain & a chicken coop

Have you been following the breathless reporting about Jennifer Aniston’s new Bel Air home? She bought the place… last year, I think, and as soon as she bought it, she began an extensive (and expense) renovation which has been happening for about a year and a half. “Sources” claim this is her dream home. “Sources” claim this is the home where she and Justin Theroux will live once they are married. “Sources” claim Jennifer demanded to have a nursery put in. The renovation project reportedly has included a huge pool, a Korean spa (?), a retractable roof, a wine cellar and a “special margarita fountain” because HAHA she loves to drink. But! Did you hear about the chicken coop?!

There won’t be a nursery — at least not yet — when Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux move into their new $21 million Bel Air estate now that renovations are complete. But there is at least one fixture to point to the suggestion that the ex-Friends actress is preparing to nest.

According to public records filed with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, as viewed by RadarOnline.com, the 44-year-old had a chicken house renovated on the grounds of her 8,500-square-foot mansion.

Instead of demolishing the old owner’s coop, she had it upgraded! It’s located behind the guest house and was recently decked out with a luxurious wooden deck.

America’s most noted divorcée hinted at her odd farmyard interest in an interview last year, revealing that she had adopted a feathered family when she purchased the home in 2012.

“They’re very social animals, and they like it when you visit them with a cup of coffee in your hand,” Aniston said. “According to my groundskeeper, they love pasta.”

Los Angeles regulations allow for up to four chickens per home.

Also at the property: a private vineyard, pool, landscaped gardens, high-tech indoor gym, library, gourmet kitchen, butler’s kitchen, a dining room that overlooks an outdoor water feature and a master bedroom complete with a master bathroom and closet.

Aniston and her fiance, 41, are expected to move into the gated community — neighbors include Nicholas Cage and Hugh Hefner — soon.

[From Radar]

I actually think it’s kind of sweet that she’s keeping some kind of chicken coop on the property. Sometimes I look at photos of baby farm animals and I too romanticize the idea of having a large property with a diverse assortment of animals. I would love to have goats (although I hear they eat everything, even stripping the lawn). I would love to keep chickens and ducks and horses. I wouldn’t mind several pigs too. I love pigs!!!

Still, I want to know more about the margarita fountain. Is that “the water feature” outside of her bedroom?!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. lisa says:

    if the chickens are for eating, i’m not sure they would agree her efforts are “sweet”

    • daisydoodle says:

      it’s very “en vogue” to keep hens and a chicken coop, I have a friend who has them, she collects eggs and brings them to her friends. Her husband made the hen house and it’s so cute, named the chickens and everything…cute but I hate eggs :(

      • Isa says:

        I want a chicken coop for eggs!

      • flourpot says:

        yeah. ew. I’ll buy my free range from the guy the next town over, thanks!

        “Chickens poop. A lot. Each one of your hens will produce about a quarter pound of manure a day.

        It is also a potential carrier of disease and internal parasites, and is a medium that all sorts of unpleasant bugs, such as flies, want to live and breed in.

        Chicken manure is 75% water and is very high in nitrogen. As the nitrogen decomposes, it gives off ammonia gas.”

  2. RobN says:

    If I won the Powerball, I’d have a margarita fountain, too.

    Having a couple of chickens is very trendy right now; I’m surprised that more celebrities aren’t doing it.

  3. Lem says:

    I find it beyond interesting chickens are allowed in LA.
    seems a little useless for her as she’s never home to eat the eggs
    I like the chickens wish I could talk my husband into a goat

  4. MisJes says:

    A margarita fountain sounds amazing.

    We have six horses, five chickens, three cats and a cow on our property, and it is lovely having them around – especially seeing the friendly/amusing ways they all interact with each other.

  5. Erinn says:

    Sigh. I want a chicken coup.

    We’re getting a German Shorthaired Pointer in September though, and I’m not sure how strong it’s prey drive will be yet, and I really don’t want to put the chickens through that.

    My chickens would be for egg purposes only, though. I can’t eat something I feed and take care of myself.

  6. lovegossip says:

    My favorite part is the description of the master bedroom, “complete with a master bathroom and closet…”. Haha. How unusual….. ;-)

  7. steph says:

    I like the margarita fountain thing, I bet its a hit at parties. But I dont know if I believe it though. How would it be any different in design from a water fountain. I think its more likely a water fountain thats hygienic enough to be converted into a party alcohol fountain.

  8. Talie says:

    If I could have a small farm and have fresh eggs, milk, etc… I would love that.

  9. ZigZagZoey says:

    I WANT chickens very badly ever since I read Once Upon A Flock….It is the cutest book about a woman who gets some chickens. I LOVED it.
    I eat an egg every day for breakfast and it really helps my diet.
    If you like chickens at all, (never knew I did…)please read the book. It is SO cute!

  10. Dawn says:

    I love the chicken coop idea! Fresh eggs every day can’t be beat. I have neighbors who have a coop, no Rooster of course and it’s funny to see the chickens out and about in their yard. It drives my dog nuts however.

  11. The Original G says:

    NOTHING says I’m officially off the market in Hollywood like announcing you’re having coffee with your chickens.

  12. Severine says:

    Terrible outfit ! But I’d love to live in a house with lots of animals .

  13. Beep says:

    I have Chickens and goats! Chickens are a million times more destructive than goats. Chickens will scratch up lawn to nothing but dirt in about a day and a half. My goats are extremely picky and won’t eat anything that touches the ground. They will eat the grass, but no shorter than if you mowed it. Chickens poop on EVERYTHING and will eat ANYTHING. Including mice.

  14. DEB says:

    I think the pregnancy rumours are hilarious. This woman is never having babies – never. Despite the hooey she spews, she doesn’t want kids and never did. Big reasosn why Brad left.

  15. Sisi says:

    I’d prefer a mojito fountain

  16. Mia 4S says:

    What?! No nursery?! How dare she be living a rich, fun and exciting life without kids?! She’s supposed to be miserable! ;-)

    I don’t know who will be in more distress, the Minivan brigade or the tabloids.

    • another nina says:

      I’d say she is supposed to be living an exciting life but there is some sense of uselessness about her. I’m not saying that kids define everybody’s life. But by mid-40s, a person with endless possibilities could have come up with some important input in the society or some interesting hobbies or projects, etc. And Jen is still defined by her hair-style and bland rom-coms.

  17. The Original G says:

    If she was pregnant it would be a sparkling water and lime fountain.

  18. Sumodo1 says:

    Chickens get lice. ’nuff said!

  19. Bonfire Beach says:

    OK I didn’t read the article, just the headline so please forgive me. But I NEED a margarita fountain!!!!

  20. Micki says:

    eh, I have 2 cats and an old dog and it’s more than enough for me. My greatgrandfather had a small farm -pigs, caws, lots of sheep, hens and so on. It may sound romantic but it’s also a hell lot of work everyday and there’s possibly no holiday if there’s noone to take over.
    I buy happily my goat cheese and eggs on the market.

  21. Guesto says:

    You know what? If this woman was actually happy, she wouldn’t need all this vineyard library butler’s kitchen water feature master bathroom closet chicken margarita shit. They’re just distractions, things to fill the gap.

    This wedding is not going to happen.

    • Janet says:

      She’ll need something to fill up her time when Justin bails on her.

    • KAI says:

      master bathroom and closet
      ——————–
      Oh yes…most certainly over-the-top and overcompensating. I mean, talk about elitist. Oy.

    • Trek Girl says:

      Well that’s just not true. All of these “If you’re truly happy you don’t need XYZ” statements are pretty silly.

      I’m not a fan of Aniston, I feel I should point that out, but it’s not unusual for people to have lots of interests. Apparently one of hers is interior design. Her having all of these things in her new mansion doesn’t automatically mean she’s not happy, it basically just means she liked the features and kept them, added them or upgraded them.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Wait, so did she and Brad both like architecture/design and she just hated his favorite aesthetics? Or is this just something she picked up after their divorce? Because I distinctly remember reading something in the archives about her making fun of his designs, not liking them, whatever, to the press. And didn’t Brad spend two years or so of their marriage designing the house? She didn’t have any input whatsoever?

        Anyway, the margarita fountain seems cool. If I could afford it, I’d buy one for my mom…she’d love that.

        Am I the only one who just doesn’t see her marrying this guy? I really don’t. They don’t even seem like they have much in common, besides taking lovey dovey pictures with that pervert that they’re both besties with….I was also surprised that she was friends with that Girls Gone Wild creator. That’s disgusting…I wouldn’t be able to do that, ever. He even looks like a skeeze.

        Does anyone know if Justin’s got a job yet? One that doesn’t involve his sugar mama? I don’t know if he’s that great a writer either. No matter how hot he was in Charlie’s Angels, he still makes me mad over Ironman 2…with a younger brother and a 4 year old nephew who love Ironman, I had to watch that movie over and over again….the writing for Justin Hammer was incredibly bad. I could’ve came up with something better in a week, than what he came up with in months. Ehh, I’m getting mad now. Only RDJ saved that piece of crap.

      • Trek Girl says:

        I honestly don’t know when she got interested in design, all I’m saying is that having all of those things doesn’t automatically mean that she’s not happy. Could it mean she’s a bit silly? Sure.

        Nope, you’re not alone when it comes to their marriage. A lot of people here at Celebitchy and elsewhere doubt it will happen.

      • The Original G says:

        I though Justin just landed an HBO series?

      • tabasco says:

        i don’t think spending loads of the money you have = you’re necessarily overcompensating. however, i also don’t believe aniston is a woman of many and varied interests. seems her interests are pretty much sunbathing and margaritas. i also don’t think spending money on a renovation = some great interest in “design.”

      • Trek Girl says:

        @Tobasco: just in case you were referring to my comment, I’ll clarify what I meant.

        I didn’t say she had many varied interests, just that it’s not unusual for people in general to have many interests. I said that to point out that it doesn’t mean someone is compensating for something just because they spend time and money on things that seem ridiculous to others. They’re just doing and buying what they like.

        What I said that was specifically about her is that apparently one of her interests is interior design. I didn’t say it was a big interest of hers like it is with, say, Jane Seymour, just that it was an interest. It’s clear from her interview(s) on the subject that she does have some interest in it.

      • Booboo says:

        @Tabasco…your comment about varied interests made me laugh! To be fair she is very financially successful and is still young enough and healthy enough to enjoy it. Maybe she does like the process of renovating but also just kicking back and enjoying her life. I hope she uses her fame and wealth to do more charity work than we hear about and if she really just wants to stay single and not have kids than so be it…not my business.

    • Emily C. says:

      So rich people with interesting stuff in their houses must necessarily never be happy? Or is it only women?

      If I had a ton of money, I wouldn’t have the same things she does, but I’d have some things other people would probably consider silly. I’d build the house around my cats, with an indoor garden for them and lots of fun things for them to play on. I’d have two bedrooms: one to sleep in and one to play in. A music room with a gorgeous baby grand piano. A game room with the absolutely best gaming computers money could buy, and every video game system. A kitchen to die for.

      I think she’s quite happy.

  22. mommak918 says:

    I want chickens (we have a huge backyard in the city) and we’re zoned to have them. However, my husband had them as kids and theyre messy. And with two kids under two I have enough cleaning to do…and poo to clean. Fresh eggs sound so nice :) and we eat a lot of eggs from the farmer’s market.

    • tabasco says:

      the fresh eggs are nice, but be warned! i can tell you, as a teenager, i was HORRIFIED by eating BROWN EGGS when all the NORMAL people (my other teenage friends) ate white eggs from the grocery store like civilized people. i thought it was the the MOST uncool thing ever and would throw a fit if my mother brought out the embarrassing brown eggs if i had a friend sleep over! but, it sounds like your kids are young enough so you might be able to escape that, esp if it’s becoming “cool”! :)

      • Lemony says:

        That’s so funny!
        I grew up on a farm with chickens, and it was YEARS before I noticed that city people eat white eggs (I thought all eggs were brown!). Most of my friends & cousins all lived on farms with chickens, so it wasn’t until I went to a sleepover at a friend’s house who lived in the city that I noticed the white eggs-her mother was making us breakfast & I said WHAT kind of eggs are THOSE?!?!
        Today, I always buy brown eggs. I don’t even think about it, it’s subconscious, but I guess my brain still thinks that eggs are supposed to be brown ;)

      • Sal says:

        Lol. Brown eggs are supposed to be richer, or so the saying goes. I always pick the brown eggs and leave the white ones for someone else. lol I have noticed that the yokes seem paler in white eggs, and less flavorsome so I avoid white eggs preferring the full-bodied color of brown ones.

  23. Nymeria says:

    I think I prefer Jen’s boozy, carefree ways to the faux saintliness of the Jolie-Pitt crowd. Jen comes across as shallow, sure, but she also comes across as more honest.

    • Kim1 says:

      Except lying about wanting kids and cheating with Justin on his girlfriend, she is so honest. Why bring up Jolie Pitts? Why not bring up Vince Vaughn or Mayer her exes.Oh yeah her claim to fame is Rachel hairstyle and being dumped by Brad Pitt LOL

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Honest? So if I went to my boss and told him that I was going to do a half assed job at work each and every day that I showed up, would he give me bonus points for honesty? I would hate to be a forty something year old woman who does nothing that doesn’t benefit myself. I’m eighteen, and I think I can safely say that I’ve done more charity work for other people than she’s done her entire life.

      Like with St. Jude’s hospital. The only reason I knew that she had anything to do with it, is because she said so on Chelsea Handler’s show. That’s it. I’m sure she throws some money at them. Alright, fine. But how cool would it be if she went down and visited them a few hours a week whenever she was in town? Or how cool would it be if she threw some parties down in Cabo to benefit the hospital, so that she could get her drink on AND benefit something she cares about (that’s my mom’s idea of a benefit). Or how cool would it be to use that production company that she does nothing with and produce/direct some documentaries or films about children with cancer and donate a percentage to the hospital?

      I would LOVE it if she did that. Because then we wouldn’t have to hear about how her greatest risk as an actor was to go on camera without mascara. I would have a lot more respect for her if she did that. A lot more. But as it stands, she’s a forty-three year old woman without anything of real substance in her life. That’s sad. We all rag on Leonardo Dicaprio for only dating models and partying….shouldn’t we do the same to Jennifer?

      I just don’t think she really cares about anything that doesn’t directly benefit her. I visit my ninety year old, homebound neighbors as often as I can, in school or out. I only met them last year, and I know that I’ve had and received a much greater impact on their lives and mine, than what she’s had on those kids’ lives. She’s a celebrity. She could be doing some very quick and easy things to make an impact on their lives. But she doesn’t.

      So we shouldn’t applaud anyone, not just her, for being honest about not caring about anyone but themselves.

      (Long post, but it’s summer break and I’m already bored)

    • Trek Girl says:

      That’s one thing I’ve never understood: what about the Jolie-Pitts is dishonest? The beginning of their relationship could be seen as dishonest, but other than that, what?

      This is an honest question, by the way.

      They do their philanthropy, which has been going on for over a decade in Angelina’s case; they take care of their children; they have been together for many years… I don’t understand why they get the “fake” label.

      • Booboo says:

        Look at #28 and Trek girl’s reply…same reason. The media conveniently forgets that Marc Anthony was married with kids when he and JLo got together, Julia Roberts husband was married and she wore a t-shirt for a while saying ‘back off” to her, Justin Theroux was in a 14 yr live in relationship with his ex (fiancé?) when they met. It seems some get a pass. Most play the same PR games for image and selling projects – so what. As long as they aren’t treating others badly and being jerks and giving back I don’t care.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I don’t even think you can say that they were dishonest in how they began. If I remember right, in the Vanity Fair article, Courtney Cox said that Brad told Jennifer that he was attracted to Angelina, wanted to pursue her, and didn’t want to do it while being married. That’s about as honest as it gets.

        Does anyone else think that Jennifer looks drunk/high in the first picture. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her look like that…..she must have some good stuff. Maybe she’ll keep her weed bushes next to her chicken coop.

    • Sullivan says:

      Honest?! I have never heard Aniston described as honest. I get the impression it’s not her thing.

    • Sal says:

      Why drag the the JPs into it? Seriously. You Jenloons are OBSESSED and eaten up with hate and delusion. And no one said they are saints and they’ve never pretended to be. But at least they do things for others, not sit around gossiping and spreading rumors about their ex in tabloids. She is a cheating lying deceitful fake. She is a homewrecking slut. NOTHING about her is ‘honest’. She is so dishonest she couldn’t lay straight in bed. The other two are the honest ones. You’ve clearly bought into the passive-aggressive miss-goodytwoshoes shits rainbows and ponies sweetheart ACT of Anistons’. You are so brainwashed you can’t see the real honest ones. Wake up.

  24. Janet says:

    Anyone who has romantic ideas about raising chickens is advised to read “The Egg And I” by Betty MacDonald. It’s a bio about her life on a chicken farm, and it’s screamingly funny.

  25. gogoGorilla says:

    It must be amazing to have the kind of money where you can do something like this. I personally think barnyard animals would be a LOT of work (plus, wouldn’t you get attached? and feel guilty if chicken is regularly on your menu?). I’m sure she’ll have a Chicken Keeper, though, LOL.

    I think the margarita fountain is probably more likely than the nursery at this point, but I do love how the original article worked to keep the nursery angle alive, LOL.

    • Booboo says:

      Oh god there are some funny comments today! A chicken keeper…yes, one that apparently feeds the birds pasta not just low brow feed! LOL. And yes, the nursery angle is getting a bit much. Even She must be tired of it. If I had her money I would love renovating and selling as well and have a custom Tivoli style Italian fountain and an ocean view from my bed. Why not?

  26. MousieBrown says:

    Why is a “nursery” even mentioned ? It’s not something that’s specially built or anything – it’s just a bedroom for a baby. The house probably has plenty of bedrooms.

  27. Decloo says:

    I used to have a weekend home with several outbuildings and a lot of land. We had some weird notion of being “Gentlemen Farmers”. Anyway, it basically became a petting zoo and we adopted a bunch a baby animals. It was tons of fun and when my kids were small they loved it. Goats are lovely, by the way–very smart and friendly. They don’t eat lawns. They are browsers and eat foliage and low trees. The chickens were friendly too and would jump up to sit on my shoulder (ow!) Miniature donkeys too. Ah, memories.

  28. TOPgirl says:

    her life is sooooo…boring. How many times have we heard stories of her life and it always include “there’s no baby yet.” Blah!
    I’d be so shocked if she even manages to pull that one off now. Let’s see if she can make it down the isle first.

  29. Chickens love salad greens. Also, they crap anywhere and everywhere. But, you get eggs out of the deal.

  30. skuddles says:

    A margarita fountain?? Oh brother.

  31. Liberty says:

    JA: My atomic cockscomb of bandy-legged power, where were you? I was buzzing for minutes!

    JT: Tending to zee Jen hens, my cherry bomb. They were squabbling over the bran. Quite zee scene!

    JA: Make me a coffee so I can run out — I have yummy new pellets for little Rachel!

    JT: Oui! Their little collars arrived from Cartier also for mon Oncle Terry’s hen cam film! And how do you like my leather overalls, my babe? Sexy, no? I go how you say, commando! I am free! Wild! Grr!

    JA: — yeah just work on the script! Time is money!

  32. Bella says:

    She sure is showing her boozy ways…
    Is that a gray diamond?LOLOLOL

  33. Nerd Alert says:

    Well if I were completely useless as a human and enjoyed sugary alcoholic drinks, I’d build a similar retreat. Minus the chickens. We had them growing up and I think they’re gross. Unless I’m eating one LOL

  34. tabasco says:

    the pics in this post are like a worst hits of her fashion choices. including her shoe polish-headed wax figure accessory. *smh*

  35. mkyarwood says:

    WTF is it necessary to put every woman’s age in a description of something like her HOUSE?

  36. RHONYC says:

    GIMME A BLACK SHARPIE STAT!

    i wanna just draw a ‘dastardly villain’ mustache on HIS FACE!

    he’s beggin’ 4 it! & like, it feels necessary or something. :lol:

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DastardlyWhiplash

  37. Pandy says:

    Huh, if I had her bucks, I’d be working on a house with a margarita fountain as well (I call BS on this tho) and would keep chickens. She doesn’t tend the chickens herself – we know this, right? I never wanted kids and don’t have them and am 51 and still get my party on regularly lol.

  38. Paloma says:

    I adore the idea of having chickens. So far, I have limited myself to cats and dogs. I am getting the feeling this engagement will be long lasting without marriage. She changes her mind often regarding real estate. Let’s see how long this house lasts.

  39. Cicada says:

    You know, I don’t think chickens care if you bring them a cup of coffee.

  40. Dedrie says:

    Dah barn yard smell and chickens attract predators..?! Even your own pets will stalk them for fun or meet their own woeful fate from a mass chicken attack..

  41. Ncboudicca says:

    A chicken coop, margarita fountain, and a Korean spa?? Damn if the woman isn’t building my dream home. I’m suddenly a much bigger fan than I used to be! I wonder how many pools and room are in her spa? Do you think she’s got a clay ball room and an ice room and all the other ones, and will she have a men’s side and a women’s side so everyone can be nude, or is it co-ed and bathing suits?

  42. d says:

    I am sort if neutral to JA. but I really don’t get all the negative comments about her in general. all because she isn’t marred with kids?? not everyone wants them or doesn’t find the right person at the right time. she seems perfectly nice, relaxed and doesn’t do anything hurtful or rude. she takes care f herself, has money and a career and seemly a lot of friends and people who love her. yeah, I would do more with myself if I had het money (travel , be involved with projects, etc). but u don’t see how people consider her some loser. give me a break ! she has it all and lives get life. wtf. one added note though. I don’t know them and don’t know how genuine their relationship is. but it is way shady that he ditched his ex of 14 years and is now engaged. really shady. no?

    • Becky1 says:

      Yeah, I don’t get all the negativity, either. She seems pretty harmless to me. I don’t understand why anyone would think she’s a loser-that’s completely absurd.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Eh, in the grand scheme of things she’s perfectly harmless. I don’t think she’s this evil person, but I do think that she’s a lazy actress and a shallow person. She’s put her foot in her mouth (using the word retard, and didn’t apologize, not even a fake pr one) a few times, is friends with Joe Francis (which is just gross), and doesn’t really seem to be interested in anything other than tanning, drinking, and yoga.

      Which would be perfectly fine if girlfriend could act…which she cannot. I don’t think she’s a loser, I do wish for her to find happiness…everyone deserves that. So I just don’t like her because she’s friends with some questionable people coughchelseahandlercough, her acting is on par with Jennifer Lopez or Megan Fox’s, and her recent friendships prove that she’s not over you know who dumping her. That’s all.

      I wish her the best with JustJen 4 eva!

  43. Ms. D says:

    Not an Aniston fan. The greatest two things that ever happened to her was her “Rachel” haircut and the day Brad Pitt left her for Angelina. Otherwise, she’d have been that girl on that show with the cute hair and everybody would have forgotten about her when it went off the air. She should thank Angelina for stealing her man, it’s kept her in the limelight for NINE YEARS and on the cover of every gossip tabloid steadily for YEARS, because she certainly can’t act–every single movie she’s in,
    she’s still playing Rachel Green, and the show’s been off the air for almost a decade. Here’s Rachel as a hooker, here’s Rachel as a schoolteacher, here’s Rachel as a horny dentist, here’s Rachel as a fill-in-the-blank, nobody’s going to see it anyway. Sheesh.

  44. Oceansoul89 says:

    Did anyone else read the reports that she delayed their wedding yet again? This time until around Christmas? I really don’t think this marriage will happen…

  45. Rosemary says:

    Why are the paps not showing her with the lovely smile that I associate with her? Is she having some dental work before her wedding?
    I love her all the way…and this is not a hate post.
    And…Yes…I don’t even know her. I’m just a fan of her never-ending grace.

  46. Meggin says:

    For some reason I have always thought she was overrated looks wise and acting wise! Boring

  47. FartSack says:

    I have 50 suburban chickens. They are smelly beasts but fun. I doubt she will be happy toddling around dodging the chicken shit with the coffee and the crowing cocks at all hours of the day. I’ll believe her when I see Martha working with her birds.

  48. India says:

    Ugh–she is so disgusting. And please don’t let her have kids! What poor kid wants an old bag at their high school graduation–give it up, Jen.