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Brad Pitt renovates makeup artist's garage into gorgeous guest house: watch video

The Oscar-winning actor appeared on HGTV's Celebrity IOU

Chloe Best

Brad Pitt became emotional after creating a stunning guest house for his longtime friend, makeup artist Jean Black, on a new US property show. The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor was hands-on with the renovation of an underused garage on Drew and Jonathan Scott's series, Celebrity IOU, telling the hosts: "If I'm not building, I'm dying."

The 56-year-old said he wanted to treat Jean as she is like "family" to him, explaining: "We're like brother and sister. She's been that person I value so much in my life." While Jean went away for three weeks, Brad and the team remodelled her stand-alone garage in Santa Monica, California, into a stunning guest suite with a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. They even built a makeup studio and storage unit, supporting Jean's work as a makeup artist to celebrities including Julia Roberts and Josh Brolin.

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WATCH: See the before and after of Brad Pitt's guest house renovation

The transformation is incredible, with the space converted from an underused storage area into an open-plan living room and kitchen with luxurious finishes including marble worktops, a pale grey sofa and wooden cabinets.

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It leads to a bathroom with a walk-in shower cubicle, and even opens out to a private terrace and garden where Jean or her visitors can relax and enjoy time outside. Explaining the décor he had chosen, Brad told the presenters: "She's got a lot of these washed-out pewters and taupes in her place. So that would be a natural carry through." He added: "I'm extremely tactile. In fact, I prefer the design be more in the materiality than actual décor or decoration. Seeing how the materials relate to each other and the feeling you get living amongst them."

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Brad did the work for Celebrity IOU on HGTV

Like his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, Brad has a passion for home renovation, and the pair previously transformed their Beverly Hills home by installing a home cinema and pub, with the property currently on the market for a jaw-dropping £34million.

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The Oscar-winning actor is one of a number of famous faces set to take part in the show; Michael Buble, Rebel Wilson, Viola Davis and Melissa McCarthy have also signed up with the promise of sharing a very special thank you gift with their mentors, friends and family members.

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