Brad Pitt bought the house that “Elvira” Cassandra Peterson sold to him in 1994. She recently discussed with People another unexpected role that Pitt played in addition to becoming a new homeowner.
Brad Pitt, 54, paid Elvira Cassandra Peterson $1.7 million for a 1.9-acre property in 1994. He kept the property for 30 years before selling it this past March.
Peterson recently gave an exclusive interview to People in which she discussed her sale to the Oscar winner, their proximity, and Pitt’s surprising tenant.
The actress claims that Pitt’s enlargement of the home was what sparked the subsequent events.
“I estimate there were about 22 dwellings close to the property’s perimeter. And he purchased one each time one was available,” the actress said.
One of those homes belonged to a 90-year-old man. Pitt struck a deal to acquire the plot of land on the family estate where the man could dwell.
He treated the husband with extreme kindness. According to Peterson, John, the husband, lived there after his wife died. “I know Brad let him live there for free until he passed away.”
But the man stayed there for a little longer than anticipated: “It was kind of funny because John lived to be 105.”
John “just kept living forever,” the actress joked, adding, “I imagine Brad was thinking, well, you know, he can live there till he dies, which might be any minute now.”
Peterson lived next to Pitt for many years after purchasing a home close to her former home. She characterized him as generous and caring. She described a specific incident in which she met Pitt while walking her dog:
“As I walk by Brad’s garage, I notice he only wears sweatpants. He is punching a bag while wearing boxing gloves. My word, I about passed out.”
“I can still picture him asking, ‘Hey, how are you?’ and I responding, ‘Huh?’ I was speechless. I started to get crimson. She says, “I felt like I was about to pass out. He’s just so stunningly, stunningly handsome—and nice, to top it off.”
Before their 2016 divorce, Pitt lived in the newly sold house for several years with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie and their children.
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