Location: Palisades, New York
Located just 25 minutes north of New York City, the Hudson River hamlet of Palisades, New York (once known as Snedens Landing) is a favorite retreat of artists and celebrities. On a list of notable residents that includes Al Pacino, Bill Murray, and Björk, one will also find Angelina Jolie Pitt, whose mother, Marcheline Bertrand moved there from L.A. in the '80s after splitting from actor Jon Voight. Along with her mother and brother, Jolie Pitt lived in a 1958-built midcentury modern home on two private acres. Also called "The Whitney House," the 4,088-square-foot residence marked by a high-pitched gabled roof and overhanging eaves has elite origins in itself: According to the listing, the house was "designed for a descendant of one of America's most important 'art' families..." (NYC's Whitney Museum of American Art, anyone?) Last sold this past February for $1.2M, the house is now being flipped for $2.05 million.