Jennifer Aniston buying a home in New York

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2011, 16:43 PM IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston wants to sell off her California mansion and settle down in New York.

The 41-year-old actress who was born in Los Angeles and spent her childhood in the Big Apple said that she wants to sell off her spacious Beverly Hills, California mansion and move to back home.

The former `Friends` star, who has been contemplating the move for months, is also keen to simplify her life and split her time between her smaller house in LA and an apartment in Manhattan, reported People magazine.

"This summer I woke up in the middle of the night in London, and I couldn`t sleep, and I knew I really needed to simplify my life. And along with that came the thought, `I should sell my (Beverly Hills) house`. I was like, `Wait, I just built it; it was like my heart, my project, my love`, but I had the realisation that it is just too much for me. I`m not this person.

"I`ve had my old house (in LA) since `94, and I love it. I might just move back there. I`m looking for little spots in New York City to go back home. There are all sorts of things that are going to be happening in the near future, so I`m excited. I don`t know what they are, but that`s the fun part."

The `Bruce Almighty` star launched her career in a number of Off-Broadway productions before moving back to the West Coast to pursue her ambitions at the age of 20.

PTI