THE Turkish property sector is currently abuzz with news of star-studded buyers flocking to buy villas on the Western Coast – no less than Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and Real Madrid star Ronaldo.
Obviously Voices has put a call into the PR agents for all parties and we’re still waiting for a call back to confirm.
But hey, we’ll go with the flow and give you more details any way.
If the stories are true, you never know they may be interested in applying for Turkish citizenship if the new law of offering it to buyers of property over $500,000 ever comes off!
Oya Paktaş, Turkey representative of an Italian real estate agency, said Pitt and Jolie acquired a villa in Urla, a quiet seaside town close to İzmir known for its wineries and organic farming, for $2.6 million.
Paktaş said Pitt and Jolie planned to spend their next summer vacation in their new villa. “They did not come here, but browsed photos of the place online. After they liked it, their agents came here to finalize the deal,” she said.
The couple’s new property is situated on 10,000 square meters, has seven bedrooms, two living rooms, a swimming pool and a gym.
Pitt and Jolie already own property abroad including a $60 million mansion in southern France, and they were reportedly looking to buy a house in London.
Jolie is a frequent visitor to Turkey in her capacity as a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador. Her destinations in Turkey are usually refugee camps for displaced Syrians. Her last visit was in June on the occasion of World Refugees Day during which she visited refugees in the southeastern province of Mardin.
In August the couple had put their five-bedroom home in New Orleans on sale for $6.5 million, according to U.S. media outlets.
Meanwhile Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid’s famous Portuguese football star, has snapped up a mansion worth 3.2 million euros ($3.44 million) in Izmir.
According to the article published by Turkish daily Sabah, the mansion includes seven bedrooms, three living rooms, one open and one closed swimming pools spread over 12,000 square meters of land. The exact location of the property was not disclosed, however, the mansion reportedly overlooks the city
Oya Paktaş, Turkey representative of the leading real estate firm the Proto Group, confirmed the sale and said that Ronaldo was advised by the owner of the firm Alessandro Proto. Paktaş said that Ronaldo was convinced to buy the mansion through its pictures.
Ronaldo will reportedly spend some of his holiday time at the mansion.
In recent years, Turkey, especially Izmir for its transportation advantages and proximity to the country’s famous summer resorts, has been under spotlight for luxury real estate purchases.