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And the Oscar goes to…

January 23, 2009

Recently I had the “rare” opportunity to view the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”  Rare because I don’t have enough time to go to movies anymore.

This movie was special to me in so many ways…First, I attended LSU and been a spent many hours with friends in their lovely Southern homes in the Garden District of New Orleans. Secondly, I am a tremendous fan of the writer F. Scott Fitgerald. It is Fitzgerald’s short story that is the basis for this movie. Three, what’s not to like about Brad Pitt?

But as a proud member of Sotheby’s International Realty, I am also happy to report that our affiliate is listing the home used in the movie for sale. Following is the article on this outstanding home in the Garden District of New Orleans. For the record, I don’t think there is a more beautiful place on the earth than the Garden District. If you haven’t been there…you have missed a little glimpse of what the Garden of Eden might look like.

Benjamin Button’s House is For Sale in New Orleans

January 23, 2009 at 9:00 AM | 0 Comments

 

Most homeowners these day are fretting over whether or not their house is still worth anything but the owners of the house featured in the Oscar-nominated movie (several times over), “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” might not have much to worry about.

The house, located in the Garden district of New Orleans, is now on the market. According to the rental listing on Sotheby’s, the 7,800-sq.ft. Victorian-era mansion has six bedrooms, six baths, central air and heat, a library, music room and reception hall. That’s a far cry from the movie incarnation of the house which was a nursing home. And the listing price? $2.85 million.

The Sotheby’s listing has a 30+ page slideshow of interiors photos of the house and you can practically see Brad Pitt as an old seven-year-old in his wheelchair on the porch. Or Oscar-nominated actress, Taraji P. Henson picking up an abandoned Benjamin Button on the home’s back steps. However, if you are interested in buying the house, remember to put some money aside to furnish it.

Also, we’re no real estate experts here but if we were the owners, we would hold out until after the Oscars is over. That way if the movie does win all 13 nominations, you could probably get at least your asking price. Of course, there’s a chance the movie will only win one Oscar (and a lesser one like “Makeup.”) Then you’ll just have to use the “Brad Pitt was here” selling angle.

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