Despite glaring tabloid headlines depicting Angelina leaving Brad, more reputable news sources have said that the Brangelina union is still very much together, only that the family is leaving their beachfront compound in Malibu, Calif., for Los Angeles’ trendy Los Feliz neighborhood.
The couple and their three children — Maddox, 5, Zahara, 19 months, and Shiloh, 3 months — have only been back in the U.S. for a short time following their extended stay in Namibia, but are already moving on.
Pitt has spent more than a decade buying and renovating in Los Feliz and has amassed a three-property compound.
The brood is currently splitting their time between the two homes, but sources report Pitt intends to make Los Feliz the family’s primary residence.
The architecture buff has reportedly invested an estimated $4 million in the properties, which include a stone house once occupied by Elvira actress Cassandra Peterson, a California Craftsman and a post-and-beam property built in the 1950s.
Pitt purchased the first of the three properties in 1994 and has been renovating ever since. The doting parents have turned a ballroom into a massive playroom and there is a pool and a large fountain in the center of the main house.
According to sources, the new property is meant to be a kids’ paradise, where they can just run wild.
Originally posted on August 15, 2006 @ 2:42 pm