Billy Bob Thornton made headlines earlier this year when he finally sold the Beverly Hills home he and Angelina Jolie shared before their divorce in 2003. Only now — 10 years after their split — is Thornton moving on. The “Sling Blade” star, writer and director recently purchased a house in Brentwood for $2.7 million.
Measuring 3,604 square feet, the home is a significant downsize from Thornton’s old 11,012-square-footer. But his new Cape Cod-inspired retreat is nothing to complain about — with French doors leading to a professionally designed great room with a stacked-stone fireplace. The home also comes with a fully-updated kitchen and walk-in pantry, as well as a master suite with an adjacent room — perfect for a home office or nursery.
Outside, Thornton will enjoy a private salt-water pool and outdoor entertaining space surrounded by sycamore trees in Los Angeles‘ Mandeville Canyon. This seems particularly fitting, considering that the star has a track record for secluding himself. Thornton reportedly sought to limit public access to his and Jolie’s former abode. Even when it hit the market, interested buyers were only allowed to view the home through private appointments.
The former couple purchased their Beverly Hills mansion for $3.7 million from Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash in 2000. Although Thornton’s new home doesn’t have any apparent celebrity roots, the neighborhood is a Hollywood launchpad. From Julie Andrews to Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger, several A-listers’ former Brentwood homes have recently hit the market. While Thornton is known for playing shady tatooed characters in movies, being divorced five times and revealing bizarre information about his personal life, his new home is a sight for sore eyes. He will likely share the home with longtime girlfriend Connie Angland.
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