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Benjamin Button's House is For Sale in New Orleans

Where: 2707 Coliseum St. [map], New Orleans, LA, United States, 70130
January 23, 2009 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

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.

Related Stories:
· 7,800 Sq. Ft Garden District Mansion! [Sotheby's]
· Oscar Nominations Announced [Jaunted]
· Movie Set Travel: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button [Jaunted]

Archived Comments:


I was searching for some information on the Washington reverse mortgage website when I found this article here about this property. You say that this estate is for sale, right? Just looking at the scenery I realize that such a house will be sold fast and easy. If you also take in consideration the movie and the story behind it... super property.