Brad Pitt let his 105-year-old neighbor live rent-free on his $39m former compound for years

Brad Pitt let his 105-year-old neighbor live rent-free on his former $39m LA estate for years, Elvira star Cassandra Peterson has revealed in a new interview with People.

The Oscar-winning actor, 59, who sold his Los Feliz, California compound after nearly three decades in March, was the perfect neighbor to his elderly friend after his wife passed away – allowing him to become a tenant on the estate.

Peterson, 71, who became next-door neighbors with Pitt after she sold him her home in 1994, said Pitt had built up his estate by acquiring surrounding properties, one of which belonged to a man in his early nineties.

She said: ‘He was very, very kind to the husband. His wife passed away and the husband, John, lived there. I know that Brad allowed him to live there without paying anything until he died.

‘It was kind of funny because John lived to be 105. I imagine Brad was thinking well, you know, he can live there till he dies, which might be any minute now

One of the good guys: Brad Pitt let his 105-year-old neighbor live rent-free on his former $39m LA estate for years, Elvira star Cassandra Peterson has revealed in a new interview with People (Pitt pictured February 2023)
One of the good guys: Brad Pitt let his 105-year-old neighbor live rent-free on his former $39m LA estate for years, Elvira star Cassandra Peterson has revealed in a new interview with People (Pitt pictured February 2023)

 

Home: The Oscar-winning actor, 59, who sold his Los Feliz, California compound after nearly three decades in March, was the perfect neighbor to his elderly friend after his wife passed away – allowing him to become a tenant on the estate
Home: The Oscar-winning actor, 59, who sold his Los Feliz, California compound after nearly three decades in March, was the perfect neighbor to his elderly friend after his wife passed away – allowing him to become a tenant on the estate
Peterson said the actor was always ‘kind and sweet’ to her throughout their years as neighbors, and reveals she ‘almost fainted’ when she saw the star shirtless and punching a bag in preparation for 1999 film, Fight Club.

She added: ‘I remember he goes, “Hey, how are you?” and I’m like, “Huh?” I couldn’t talk. I was turning red. I felt like I was fainting,’ she continues. ‘He’s just so stunningly, stunningly handsome — and nice, to top it off.’

Last month Pitt sold his compound after owning and remodeling it over nearly three decades.

The actor sold it for $39million which is a far cry from the $1.7million he shelled out when he bought the home from horror icon Elvira back in 1994, as per TMZ.

The property was originally listed for $45million in January, but it’s unclear what led to the price drop.

Pitt famously lived in the home with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie and their six kids prior to their 2016 split, but he also lived there alone for many years.

The Fight Club actor is said to be making the move from Los Angeles to a $40million home in the small beach city of Carmel in Northern California.

It came just ahead of the April 1 start date for Los Angeles’ new ‘mansion tax’ which is reportedly the reason for the recent uptick in A-listers fleeing the affluent area.

Icon: Peterson, 71, who became next-door neighbors with Pitt after she sold him her home in 1994, said Pitt had built up his estate by acquiring surrounding properties, one of which belonged to a man in his early nineties (Elvira pictured 1998)
Icon: Peterson, 71, who became next-door neighbors with Pitt after she sold him her home in 1994, said Pitt had built up his estate by acquiring surrounding properties, one of which belonged to a man in his early nineties (Elvira pictured 1998)

Hunk: Peterson revealed she ‘almost fainted’ when she saw the star shirtless and punching a bag in preparation for 1999 film, Fight Club
Hunk: Peterson revealed she ‘almost fainted’ when she saw the star shirtless and punching a bag in preparation for 1999 film, Fight Club
Brad’s impressive Hollywood Hills estate is nestled in a gated community and rich with history that spans over 110 years.

It was reportedly built by an oil baron back in 1910 and is the place where rock legend Jimmy Hendrix penned his 1967 hit May This Be Love.

Brad has spent years renovating and building new additions to the property with a team of world-class architects and designers.

The Interview With A Vampire star was said to have been very involved in the designing process as to create his perfect abode.

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