Sunday, March 16, 2008

Brad and Angelina: Did They or Didn't They en Français?

Hi kids...sorry to give you this run around, but go here for a look see at all the juicy and pretty pictures of the house.

RUMORED BUYERS: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
LOCATION: Eygalieres, Provence, France
PRICE: £9,650,000
SIZE: 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: This exquisite 15th century farmhouse has been added to over the years in keeping with the original 15th century design. The property was fully restored in 1990 with impeccable taste and charm and combines modern features with rustic Provencal charm to create a truly magnificent modern living space.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: For the last couple of days Your Mama has been getting dozens of fervent emails from all the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie luvin' children who want to know more about the French farmhouse that every gossip glossy and celebrity news slinging blogger has reported the Hollywood hot shots are rumored to be purchasing. Here's what we know:

The Jolie-Pitts, along with nine (nine!) assistants, toured the 2.5 hectare (6.18 acres) Mas de la Chapelle St. Sixte in the South of France last year but reportedly decided against purchasing not because the place carried a gigantic asking price, but because they were told by the local planners that Mister Pitt would not be allowed to build a motorbike track through the gardens. A motor bike track? Please. Brad. No.

The motor bike track desiring Jolie-Pitts and their ridiculously large retinue of assistants jumped on the jet and high-tailed it back to the U-nited States where they flew some propeller planes, walked some red carpets and got themselves knocked up. Again. Then, not long ago, so it is reported, the frequently adopting and baby making couple learned that the Provençal planners would indeed grant them the right to build a loop for their motor bikes. So, according to a everyone with fingers who types up the celebrity scuttlebutt, the Jolie-Pitts quickly jumped at the opportunity and made an offer on the property.

The rustic yet modern 15th century farmhouse was built by Monks on the site of a Roman temple just outside the fetching French village of Eygalieres. Your Mama's early morning research indicates the pretty Provençal property was (and appears to still be) on the market with an asking price of £9,65,000. That's $19,437,705 to the American couple who apparently have more moo-lah burning a hole in their designer duds than the damn Pope.

In addition to it's soo-blimely decorated public rooms with spectacular stone ceilings that reflect the house's history as a cloister, listing information reveals Mas de la Chapelle St. Sixte includes 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, which quite frankly is only barely enough bedrooms to sleep the ever expanding Jolie-Pitt clan unless they double-bunk the kiddies. The historical property also features a huge swimming pool with an adjacent pool house, and a fully equipped summer kitchen where Your Mama imagines one of the their 9 assistants will be required spend their summer days whipping up bowl after bowl of edamame and brown rice for all the Jolie-Pitt children and their new amis.

But children, let's not work ourselves into a sweat that the Jolie-Pitts are picking up and moving to France just yet. Keep in mind that the couple are often seen eyeballing properties and that it's only been reported they made an offer for the property which, of course, may or may not be accepted by the current owners, a couple of well to do ex-pat Americans named Butler who purchased the property in 1990 and spent boo-coo bucks restoring and over-hauling the stone structure.

The Pitt/Jolies are not the only rich and famous folks that have enjoyed the charms of Mas de la Chapelle St. Sixte. According to an article in the Telegraph, the property has previously been leased by vacationing Vanity Fair head honcho Graydon Carter for £1,000 per day and nearby neighbors are said to include British born writer Ian McEwan and the scruffy faced French actor Jean Reno.

For now, we'll just have to wait and see if and when the Jolie-Pitt family of 6 or 8 or 16–or however many they are nowadays–packs up the shipping container, books a large and plush private jet and ships all their cribs, tricycles and motor bikes to France.

In Your Mama's meaningless and un-asked for opinion, the Jolie-Pitts need this trés expensive and dee-luxe house like they need another half dozen children. The couple already own and maintain at great expense Pitt's long time compound in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles as well as a striking and glassy contemporary estate on the bluffs in the northern reaches of Malee-boo. A bit farther up the Calee-fornia coast, just north of Santa Barbara, the couple also own an ocean side camp ground like compound, and let's not forget that big house in the New Orleans French Quarter where the Jolie-Pitt publicists said they were gonna live and raise all them kids like regular people.

However, if they are going to spend the big bucks to decamp to French farmhouse for the family, they could certainly do worse than this enviable piece of Provençal pulchritude.

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