Cassandra Peterson, “Elvira”, sold her home to Brad Pitt in 1994. She recently spoke to People about a surprising role that Pitt took on in addition to a new homeowner.
Brad Pitt, 54, purchased a 1.9-acre property in 1994 for $1.7 million from Elvira–Cassandra Peterson–and held onto the property for 30 years before parting with it this past March.
In a recent and exclusive interview with People, Peterson told the tale of her sale to the Academy Award Winner, including her vicinity to him and Pitt’s unexpected tenant.
According to the actress, Pitt’s expansion of the property is what led to the events that followed.
“I think there were like 22 houses houses that were contiguous to the edge of the property. And every time they came up he bought one,” the actress explained.
One of those properties included a 90-year-old man’s. Pitt made a deal to get the land in which the man could live on the family’s estate.
“He was very, very kind to the husband. His wife passed away and the husband, John, lived there,” explained Peterson. “I know that Brad allowed him to live there without paying anything until he died.”
The man lived there a bit longer than expected, though: “It was kind of funny because John lived to be 105.”
Kidding around the actress added that John “just kept living forever,” saying, “I imagine Brad was thinking well, you know, he can live there till he dies, which might be any minute now.”
Peterson had bought a house next to her old property and therefore lived beside Pitt for years. She described him as kind and generous. She recounted one time in particular where she ran into Pitt while walking her dog:
“I go past Brad’s garage and he’s in there wearing only sweatpants. He’s got on boxing gloves and he is punching a bag. I swear I almost fainted.
“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.”
The recently sold home is the same one where Pitt resided with ex-wife Angelina Jolie and their children for a number of years before the pair split in 2016.
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