Angelina Jolie can’t exactly buy Brad Pitt some balloons and a Fudgie the Whale cake for his upcoming 50th birthday. But what do you get for the man who has everything? If you believe the London Mirror (read: big ol’ grain of salt, people), the Oscar-winning mom of six is going all out by giving her fiancé the gift of architecture,courtesy of a $20 million heart-shaped private island.
She’s supposedly marking his Dec. 18 milestone by shelling out for Petra Island, which is located about 50 miles north of Manhattan and includes two houses designed by Pitt’s favorite architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
“As soon as Angelina heard the island was on the market she arranged a viewing. She was really impressed,” alleges a source. “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.”
The 11-acre island is located on Lake Mahopac and has its own helicopter pad (NYC is a 15-minute flight away). The two residences include a small but original Wright-designed cottage from 1950, and a 5,000-square-foot main house built in 2008 using the famed architect’s plans.
Trumpets the real estate listing, “Boasting 1,500 square feet of skylights and vast expanses of stone, cement, and mahogany, the main residence is truly a triumph of modern architecture.”
Sounds perfect for Pitt. The problem? Angelina hasn’t actually bought it. The daughter of Petra’s owners tells E! News that the report isn’t true, adding that the island is “still for sale.”
Jolie, who is currently Australia directing the World War II drama “Unbroken,” has long supported Pitt’s architectural hobby. For his 43rd birthday, she arranged for a private tour of Wright’s masterpiece, the Fallingwater property in Pennsylvania. Two years ago, she was rumored to have purchased a property in California so he could create his own version of the waterfall-incorporating retreat.
By Kat Giantis