Jennifer Aniston buys Oprah's $14.8M farmhouse near Harry and Meghan Markle's Montecito mansion
The four-bedroom farmhouse is in the neighborhood of other celebrities including Ariana Grande, Rob Lowe, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ellen Degeneres
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Jennifer Aniston purchased Oprah Winfrey's farmhouse which is located on a one-acre plot. The new property is close to the Montecito mansion of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The recent purchase by Aniston makes her the latest rich and famous resident of Montecito, California.
The four-bedroom farmhouse is in the neighborhood of other celebrities including Ariana Grande, Rob Lowe, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ellen Degeneres. The 'Friends' star acquired this 4320 sqft property for a whopping $14.8 million. Meanwhile, Winfrey bought the same property in early 2021 for $10.5 million.
Earlier, Winfrey had sold the two small cottages for $2.3 million to longtime personal trainer and property manager Bob Greene. According to DailyMail, Aniston's new property was built in 1998. It has "picturesque ocean and mountain views, multiple terraces, landscaped gardens, a massive motor court, and a long gated driveway."
Aniston has earlier revealed her interests in buying new properties and designing them, “If I wasn’t an actress, I’d want to be a designer,” she told Architectural Digest. “I love the process. There’s something about picking out fabrics and finishes that feeds my soul.”
According to Architectural Digest, she has owned numerous properties at different points in her life. When Brad Pitt and Aniston got married, the duo shelled out $13.1 million for a 12,000sqft French Normandy–style Beverly Hills home. The mansion was originally built in 1934 and was designed by renowned Southern California architect Edwin Wallace Neff. The couple renovated this house for more than three years. However, it was sold in 2006 after their divorce.
Aniston then owned a Harold W Levitt-designed Beverly Hills mansion in 2006. She then nicknamed the home “Ohana,” which means extended family in Hawaiian.
The 53-year-old actress shelled out $13.5 million for the hillside residence in 2006 and then spent the next few years working with designer Stephen Shadley to transform it. Later, the actress spent $7.01 million on two condos in the West Village, one of which was a penthouse and a 900sqft wraparound terrace. The 'Friends' star then landed in her Bel Air Mansion for $20.97 Million. She collaborated with Stephen Shadley to renovate the house to make it more comfortable and inviting.
Recently, the actress also grabbed eyeballs as she shared a picture of herself in the shower to promote a new product from her hair care brand called LolaVie hair. She entered the hair care market in 2021, focusing mostly on moderately priced products such as the recently released hair oil, a detangler, and a leave-in conditioner. The products are listed as plant-based, cruelty-free, and sustainable.