In late January it was widely reported that Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their half dozen children were temporarily settling into a massive mansion on the North Shore of Long Island while Miz Jolie made her next cinematic venture that Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter will not see.
We, along with just about every other real estate gossip, reported that the perpetually globetrotting do gooders and their pack of multi-culti kids were shacking up swank Lloyd Neck, NY in a sprawling Tudor style house called Sassafras.
Well, they may or may not have holed up at Sassafras for a period of time but new reports indicate the UN-style family is now leasing media mogul Rupert Murdoch's Centre Island estate to the tune of one hundred thousand clams per month.
The estate, called Rosehearty, spreads across five manicured waterfront acres that includes a blue-shuttered Federal style main house with approximately 10,000 square feet, 11 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, and at least 3 fireplaces. The gated and heavily secured grounds also include garaging for 5 mini-vans and SUVs, a heated and air conditioned guest pool house/cottage, a beach cabana on the 260-foot stretch of private beach facing the lapping shore of Oyster Bay Harbor, swimming pool, tennis court, extensive gardens and rolling lawns that probably cost more to water and maintain each year than the average school teacher brings home.
The Murdoch manse was hoisted on the market in the summer of 2007 with an asking price of $14,800,00 but with no takers it was later taken off the market and was recently re-listed with a new and improved asking price of $12,800,000. The property is listed with über-agent Dolly Lenz who told the folks at New York magazine that the property was only available to be toured when the tenants were out of town so Your Mama recommends having a run through the gossip glossies to check on the whereabouts of the Jolie-Pitts are before ringing up one of bizzy Miz Lenz's 49,000 Blackberries.