News organizations are reporting that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have paid $3.5 million for an 1830s masonry mansion at 521 Governor Nicholls Street in New Orleans’ French Quarter district. The purchase, which is Pitt’s fourth residence, has not yet cleared the public records databases that we have access to, but one news organization reported that a cash purchase for the house occurred earlier this month. Us Weekly magazine first broke the story on Pitt and Jolie’s desire to settle in New Orleans and send their children to school there, and subsequent media accounts have given enough information to confirm that the house that they bought is indeed 521 Governor Nicholls Street. See the Us article here. The listing agent for the house they bought also has already noted on her website that the house at 521 Governor Nicholls has sold. The six-bedroom, 7,435-square-foot house (see listing sheet here http://www.eleanorfarnsworth.com/view.php?id=521_Gov and here has six bedrooms and four and a half baths, according to listing information. Designed in a Parisian style of the 1830s, the house was converted into a recording studio in more recent years, with Fats Domino and Little Richard having visited the house, according to listing information. Two years ago, the seller, Fairview Realty LLC, renovated the house. Features include a library with custom display shelves along every wall, five fireplaces, a built-in wide and flat screen TV, and a second-floor landing with two Oriental silk lamps and a bank of French doors. Other features include ornate wood columns in the formal dining and living rooms, gauzy silk drapes framing the two floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, a three-story guest house, and a gourmet kitchen with a Viking stove and hood, two ovens, a moisture-controlled warming tray, a Viking wine cellar, a SubZero refrigerator, a cappuccino machine, and a large butcher’s block island with an undermount porcelain basin, according to listing information. Pitt is turning into something of a real-estate mogul. He also owns a three-bedroom, 4,088-square-foot house at 32316 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, which he bought in 2005 through his Mondo Bongo Trust for $8.41 million, and a beachfront estate on 11.5 acres at 11000 Calle Real in Goleta, Calif.—near Santa Barbara—that he bought in 2000 through his Briarcliff Trust for an undisclosed price. And, Pitt owns a complex in the Oaks area of Los Angeles’ Los Feliz area in the Hollywood Hills—consisting primarily of the historically significant, 5,338-square-foot main house at 5769 Briarcliff Road, which he bought in 1994 through his Briarcliff Trust for $1.7 million—prior to his marriage to Jennifer Aniston—along with two adjoining houses at 5750 Valley Oak Drive, which he bought in 1996 for $380,000, and at 5742 Valley Oak Drive, which he purchased in 1998 for $475,000, according to public records.