Sotheby's is Selling Benjamin Button's House
Posted on January 24, 2009
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was nominated for 13 Academy Awards. Some critics don't think the film deserved that many but the Times-Picayune thinks a major star of the film was overlooked. The Times-Picayune thinks the New Orleans' house featured in the film deserves an Oscar for best supporting role by a family homestead.
Jaunted reports that the famous movie house is now up for sale. Sotheby's describes the home as a "7,800 sq. ft. Garden District mansion w/incredible Victorian details. Music room, library, reception hall, 6 bedrooms & much more."But if Oscars were given for best supporting role by a family homestead, the house at 2707 Coliseum St. surely would be winning a gold statuette to place atop one of its hand-carved mahogany mantelpieces.
Those who have seen the movie will recognize the sprawling, 8,000-plus-square-foot raised centerhall cottage as the old folks' home where Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) is raised by the resident manager, Queenie (Taraji P. Henson).