December 29, 2005

Brangelina Buy Yves Home?

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly paid $25 million to acquire Château Gabriel, the 127 year-old Anglo-Norman house on the Normandy coast in Deauville that, for the last 27 years, has served as the summer home to Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé.

A call to Emile Garcin Paris, the company representing the residence, was not immediately returned.

Nestled on 75 acres of park-like grounds, the 9,000-square foot, five-story estate—the largest property with a view of the ocean—boasts nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a summer salon, billiard room, and servants’ quarters. Each bedroom, in fact, is named for a character from Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past. If the celebrity couple ever ties the knot, the Russian-style vacation cottage, where the designer sketched many of his collections, is surrounded by a birch grove and would be perfect for the in-laws. A waterfall, lake, apple orchard, stables, and extensive gardens that feature Japanese and English-style plantings round out the compound.

Saint Laurent and Bergé purchased the residence in 1978, after it was abandoned following WWII. Inside, Jolie and Pitt will luxuriate in first-floor rooms that mimic the blue-green colors of Monet’s “Waterlilies,” said to be a favorite of Saint Laurent’s. Extensive personal security aside, an entrance flanked by sphinxes will undoubtedly provide some additional deterrence to what will surely be eager paparazzi.

Source: Fashion Week Daily

Posted by: Lawrenkm at 07:39 AM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 25 million is what, one movie role apiece? No big deal.

Posted by: rev at December 29, 2005 08:41 AM (wPIeZ)

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