Brad Pitt splashed $40-million (about R674-million) on the historic DL James House known as ‘Seaward’ overlooking California’s central coast.
The ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ actor, 58, bought the 1918 house in celebrity hotspot Carmel, and the purchase is thought to be the highest priced property ever sold in the area.
DailyMail.com reported on Wednesday locals are “thrilled to have another big-name celebrity in their midst”, especially after the property has sat empty for years.
Architecture fanatic Pitt is understood to love Craftsman-style homes.
The abode was designed by 20th century architect Charles Sumner Greene for Kansas city businessman Daniel James Jr.
According to The Wall Street Journal, before Pitt, the luxury property was owned since 1999 by Searock, a limited liability company tied to the late Chicago financier Joe Ritchie, a trader and founder of the private investment group Fox River Partners.