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Inside Brad Pitt's cliffside bachelor pad

Inside Brad Pitt's cliffside bachelor pad

Brad Pitt has forked out a hefty $40 million for the historic D. L. James house, known as “Seaward”.

The beautiful home is his latest purchase and overlooks California’s stunning central coast.

Rich in history, the famed property was built in 1918 and is believed to be the most expensive property ever sold in the area of Carmel.

Locals are reportedly thrilled to have another big-name celebrity joining them, especially after the iconic property has sat empty for years.

Pitt is reportedly a big fan of Craftsman-style homes, which could be why he has purchased his latest bachelor pad. It is rumoured he could be joined by his brood of six children with ex-Angelina Jolie.

Known as the D.L. James House, the property was designed by 20th century architect Charles Sumner Greene. It was designed on a piece of land owned by infamous author Daniel Lewis James.

Previously, it was owned by Searock since 1999, a limited liability company tied to the late Chicago financier Joe Ritchie and his wife, Sharon Ritchie.

The luxury property, which is just metres from the beach, boasts a ‘wooden aesthetic’ and is built from locally quarried sandstone and granite. It has arched windows, with bricks individually chosen by Charles Greene, and a tiled Mediterranean-style roof.

According to the organisation’s website, as part of the design Mr. Greene “built up the outer walls so that they appear to be growing out of the cliffs.”

The actor already has a $5million beach house in Goleta, California, which he purchased in 2000 when he married Jennifer Aniston.

Carmel-by-the-Sea first became popular with the Hollywood elite when Clint Eastwood became the town’s mayor, in 1986, with the iconic actor still residing in the area.

Images: Vertikoff Archive

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