Last year around this time, Jennifer Aniston threw on a pair of yoga pants and did some stretchy poses for Architectural Digest as they tried to take photos of her remodeled Beverly Hills home. These are the photos from the shoot. She bought the home in 2006, and spent two years renovating it until it was a dark, womb-like space full of purples, rock walls, shag carpets and wood. While some people love that, I thought the place looked kind of dated, rather 1970s, Ron Burgundy-inspired. Anyway, People Magazine is announcing that Aniston is selling her dark little castle. Official reason: because she wants to “simplify”. Real reason: because the whole place reeks of booze, reefer, John Mayer spooge and eau d’Chelsea Handler vom. Oh, and she bought the place in 2006 for $13.5 million and now she’s selling it for $42 million! In this market?!?
Jennifer Aniston is ready to “simplify” her life – and is getting started by quietly putting her Beverly Hills home on sale to the tune of $42 million.
The actress, who just celebrated her 42nd birthday, told PEOPLE recently that despite dedicating more than two years of her life to renovating the Zen-influenced retreat, she feels the need to let go of it.
But window shoppers beware: The home will not be listed officially and only an elite group of realtors will have access to the property, real estate sources tell PEOPLE. The sources confirmed the selling price.
The Just Go with It star bought the home she calls “Ohana” – a reference to the Hawaiian idea of extended family – for $13.5 million in 2006. She and her team tore it apart and spent more than two years renovating it, and she moved in just before her 40th birthday in 2009.
Built on a hillside in 1970 with sweeping views of Los Angeles, Aniston told Architectural Digest the single-level home feels “like a hug” and “vibrates with the love that created it.”
So why does she want to move? Her epiphany came, she says, in a moment where she woke up in London and thought, “my life felt really cluttered.”
“I couldn’t sleep and I sort of had one of those moments where I went, I really need to simplify,” PEOPLE’s recent cover girl said. “My life needs to be simplified and clear out the clutter. And along with that thought came, ‘I should sell my house.’ … I had the realization that this is just too much for me. I’m not this person.”
Though Aniston has another smaller home in L.A., she may end up living far, far away from Beverly Hills. “I don’t know, I’m looking for little spots in New York City to go back home,” she said. “There are all sorts of things that are going to be happening in the near future so I’m excited. I don’t know what they are, but that’s the fun part.”
Well, I guess we should give Aniston a slow clap. She never changes anything, so it’s good to see she’s going to give up her Den of Tequila (for a nearly $30 million mark-up). Do you think she’ll ever really move to New York? She has plenty of money, so I wouldn’t be shocked if she kept a place in LA, and one in NYC. Even though she’s giving up this Beverly Hills home, I think she still owns at least one other property in LA too.
For whatever reason, I don’t see her in NYC. I think she should buy a beach house. She belongs at the beach, right? She should invest in a Malibu property.
Photos courtesy of Architectural Digest, via Aniston’s fansite.