The New Orleans home that was used in the filming of much of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is for sale.
The film is a cinematic version of a 1921 short story of the same name written by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who grows younger rather than older. The story opens in a New Orleans home geared for older adults. The film has been nominated for 13 Oscars.
“The 7,800-square-foot Garden District mansion featured in the film is much nicer than what people saw in the movie,” says Dorian Bennett, who listed the house on behalf of his firm Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty. “It’s more like Tara than a home for old people.”
The house, which has six bedrooms and bathrooms, a library and a reception hall, is priced at $2.85 million and is on the market to settle the estate of the late owner.
Source: The Associated Press 02/05/09