Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reportedly bought a house in Richmond, West London, for an amazing $16.18 million, the Sun said. The Hollywood superstars have taken the opportunity to buy the home, called Whornes Place, after having rented it for $50,000 a month last year. (See pictures of the home here)
“They loved it when they were in the UK last year,” a source close to the couple told the newspaper. “They like the culture and are happy for their children to receive schooling here. They think Richmond is a beautiful part of the world.”
The couple, along with their six children, has planned to stay in London for at least two years post marriage, as Jolie would be shooting three movies in Britain one after the other.
“Angelina starts work on her next film, Maleficent, in about three weeks so Brad will look after their brood over summer as he won’t start work on the Ridley Scott film until September,” the source said.
According to the report, the Whornes Place in Richmond has caught the eyes of the couple, where Brad was filming horror thriller World War Z.
The exquisite Richmond property seems to be atop the couple’s list after they rented it for $48,540 in 2011.
“Brad and Angelina hold an affection for the UK so this investment makes sense,” the source added.
According to a recent bit, Brangelina will get hitched by this summer at a private chapel near the village of Correns in southern France.
The source confirmed: “No date has been set [for the wedding] yet but they’ll probably go back to their home in France to get married.”
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.