First of all…. Brad Pitt is turning 50!? Jeez, I’m getting old.
Angelina Jolie has reportedly spent $12.2 million on a heart-shaped island for Brad Pitt’s birthday on December 18th. The actress snapped up the island, named Petra, which is about 50 miles away from New York City.
Angelina is understood to have snapped up the island, located some 50-miles away from New York City, after discovering its two sprawling properties were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Brad’s favorite architect.
A source told The Mirror: ‘As soon as Angelina heard the island was on the market she arranged a viewing. She was really impressed. The house is perfect for romantic getaways or as a family retreat.
‘It’s very private. And Angelina knows the fact the island is in the shape of a heart will mean so much to him.’
Petra’s original cottage was erected in 1950, while its larger property was built from one of Wright’s blueprints in 2008 – 48-years after his death.
The home boasts panoramic views of the surrounding area, ceilings panelled with the finest mahogany and skylights that afford the property plenty of natural lighting.
Its spacious kitchen effortlessly juxtaposes new and old, combining conventional fixtures and fittings with highly distinctive work surfaces chiselled out of granite.
An open porch, complete with a carved wooden bench, gives the owner breath-taking views of the surrounding area, while beneath the building’s stone foundations disappear into the water.
The finer details of its intricate design will not be lost on architecture fan Brad, who once admitted that Frank Lloyd Wright ‘changed his life.’
Check out pictures of the inside of the house here!