Thursday, March 8, 2012

UPDATE: Jennifer Aniston (Again)

Did sit-com star and rom-com movie queen Jennifer Aniston very quietly off-load a pair of New Your City apartments she scooped up less than a year ago for exactly—as per StreetEasy and our bejeweled abacus—$7,019,084?

Stranger things have happened.

A source "close to the building" tattled to the property gossips at the Daily News that Miz Aniston has already sold the apartments, "possibly to someone who already lives in the building." Did you hear the gasps heard 'round the celebrity real estate world. Did she really? Who bought them? Did she turn a profit? Endure a punishing loss? Anyone? Bueller?

The apartments were (and are) not listed on the open market and property records we perused do not yet reflect a transfer of ownership for either of Miz Aniston's unwanted aeries, a one bedroom apartment on the 17th floor and, directly above it, a one bedroom penthouse apartment with wrap around terrace and toe-curling, 270-degree city views.

Miz Aniston has been quite busy the last year shuffling the cards in her real estate property portfolio. Besides the buying and (rumored) selling of her New York City digs, within the last year she's also sold a freshly renovated and expanded Beverly Hills mansion for $35,000,000 to a yoga-minded Orange County-based mutual fund mogul, leased a comparatively tiny ranch-cottage at the tippy-top of the Bird Streets above Sunset Strip, and just weeks ago she and current man-beau Justin Theroux dropped a dramatic $20,970,000 on an real whopper of a house in Bel Air, a glassy, 8,500 (or so) square foot A. Quincy Jones-designed mid-century modern mansioin on more than three gated acres with separate guest house and poolside pavilion.

Between the fast-moving romance and the equally brisk real estate it's a God damn wonder Miz Aniston had two minutes in the last year to make movie and pal around with her deliciously smart-mouthed new b.f.f. Chelsea Handler.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

any news on kelsey grammer just dropping 7mill + on a bev hills crib?

http://www.tmz.com/2012/03/08/kelsey-grammer-beverly-hills-kids/

b.t.w.-- any updates on the rock?

Anonymous said...

One Smart Girl..I bet she did sell the NYC apts. Is the Bel Air property a confirmed sale to them Mama?

Anonymous said...

If you need the lowdown on Aniston I suggest you ask Doug, he is after all, her kind of man... :)

Doug said...

@3:52 So tell Jen that. I'd love to have a rich woman with a taste for mid-century architecture.

Anonymous said...

Not surprising if she has sold since she's been pretty open about not being happy with her choice given the easy pap access and the ensuing harassment they experienced there. Not only did she speak of this to an Australian radio show, but she also mentioned that she bought "the wrong NY apartment" in her March GQ interview. She went on to say she needs a place with a garage, and she's looked at more private places like Gramercy Park last fall, so I would expect that she and Theroux will buy a new NY pad soon enough (his current place is quite small).

Can Mama confirm the reports that they purchased the Bel Air Jones place together? She's on record in recent interviews as saying the new place came with a chicken coop(!) as well as those amazing views, grounds and vineyard.

Anonymous said...

There was something that caught my attention in Ms. Aniston's recent interview when she said she preferred CA to NYC. She mentioned Justin still had an apartment in NYC, but she didn't say a word about her apartments in NYC. Now I know why. She is selling them, and already has a buyer or buyers. Good for her.

acadykademic said...

And if wishes were horses, you'd get your ass stomped by a herd of Clydesdales. Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

4:54, your "she and Theroux" buying comment made me burst out in laughter. He might buy a toaster a microwave and an armchair and that is about it.

That is about all the skin in the game I bet he has in any of her real estate. lol

Anonymous said...

5:55 You are pretty misinformed if you think Mr. Theroux hasn't made or doesn't have any money. He certainly does. Plenty. He comes from a wealthy family, and he has made money as an actor and even more money as a successful writer. As far as the house in Bel Aire is concerned, it's no one's business who brought it, but I would bet they both did. Lovely house. Don't blame them for preferring a house like it to a apartment in NYC. It's a no brainer. Paying for it won't be problem either.

Anonymous said...

Well, one might be a house but one is in NYC and the other is LA. I would go with NYC in a heartbeat. I wonder why the paparazzi harassed her. Who cares about her anymore? All her movies flop. All her relationships flop. She's all over the place nowadays. I feel sorry for her.

Anonymous said...

This Year's movie flopped, but last year she had two movies do 100+ million and she was nominated for a Director's Guild Award. She's rich and enjoying her life. I don't think anyone needs to feel sorry for her.

Anonymous said...

Seriously. Last year alone he worked on at least three screenplays (Rock of Ages, Neighborhood Watch and Zoolander 2) and had one of his scripts ordered to pilot at Fox. It's not Friends money, but he's doing just fine.

Anonymous said...

@10:12 pm: Maybe people care about her because your info is incorrect? Her recent film release might not have been a hit, but her two 2011 films took in almost half a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, on minimal budgets. She's also been in a relationship with Theroux for almost a year and they've been living together, have bought a house together and adopted a dog together too.

Anonymous said...

I see why Jen and Brad stay in the news. Their fans are obsessive and batshit crazy!

Whether they are happy or miserable, they still have a shitload of money.

Anonymous said...

she's soooo ugly and is tasteless. i wish we had stories about angelina jolie. ugh.

Anonymous said...

11:31 Well, you need some glasses or you need to get the ones you have adjusted if you think Jen Aniston is ugly and tasteless. She's neither. She's a fine looking woman, and she certainly always looks very updated and very well dressed.

But hey...... whatever floats your boat. I'm just going to assume from your comments that you just like that washed out, boney, skinny, big-lipped, inked up look in a woman, and that's good, too. Oh, and let's not forget the six children. You must like kids an awfully lot, too.

Petra's Lint Licker said...

6:17 - Justin, we know that's you. Please stop commenting, you're only embarrassing yourself further. Without the wrinkly old hag, there's no way you could afford to look at this place, or even one half the price!

You are a cutie, though, so please stick around after all. ;)

Anonymous said...

Since this is a celeb real estate blog, when Brangelia do something with their real estate holdings, Your Mama will certainly share the news. In the meantime, I assume we are all still free to not click on posts that offend our childish allegiances to celebrities who couldn't care less.

Anonymous said...

2:06 Oh please. Justin doesn't even know this blog exists let alone would he ever write in it, and certainly you know there are many men and women alike who could not afford to buy a $21M home. That doesn't mean Justin doesn't have money or can't support himself or can't do and have what he wants though. Of course he can. He's a very successful writer.

Also, since when is a lady in her early 40s considered a "wrinkly old hag?" They aren't, and Jennifer Aniston certainly doesn't look wrinkly and old. Jealously is a bad thing when it can't be controlled, and I think you have a bad case of it.

Anonymous said...

No one is saying he is a hobo. Just saying he is free riding on Aniston. Which is unmanly. Screenwriters do not make that much.

Anonymous said...

11:52 There are literally millions and millions of men Jennifer Aniston could date her who would not have as much money as she does. What should she do? Just date men who have more money than her? The point is Justin is not by any means some poor, uneducated, non-working bum just hanging around her for the ride because she has money. He is educated and works, and he certainly has enough and makes enough money to support himself quite well and buy and do whatever he wants. However, it's really no one's business other than theirs how they each spend their own money is it?

Anonymous said...

"Unmanly"? My kingdom for an eye roll emoticon.

If a woman has expensive tastes and the bank roll to pay for it, I place no gender-normative judgment on that couple's decision to split their bills in whatever the hell way they want. This isn't the 1950s.

Candy Spelling said...

Hunny, a few lousy movies and a couple equally lousy scripts do not make someone rich! That peasant couldn't even afford to be my motorcourt sweeper!

ExcitingLA said...

it's so true that when properties go off the market, the curiosity is just piqued. i feel like i've been reading a lot about jennifer's RE transactions....she's been a busy little bee....

RESfan said...

Mama, please remove the Brangelunatics comments.

Anyways, I have a question - last year I think you said that after she owned these place for a few short months they went up in value. Care to confirm or deny?

Thx.