It took two very long years of house-hunting, but Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez appear ready to seal the real estate deal. According to TMZ, the newlyweds have entered escrow on a suitably extravagant property in Pacific Palisades, a posh Los Angeles neighborhood. With seven bedrooms and numerous bathrooms in 15,000 square feet of living space, this estate has ample space for Bennifer and their ubiquitous entourage.
Designed by prolific local firm Ken Ungar Architect and listed at $34.5 million, the house has not yet officially transferred, so how much of a discount the buyers negotiated remains unknown. But the 1-acre estate first hit the market less than a month ago, so it’s a good bet they are paying an amount very close to the asking price.
Described in the listing as a “Hamptons-esque traditional,” the elegant house is cloaked from the road by tall walls and hedges. Native sycamore trees encircle the bucolic property, which welcomes guests with a pea-gravel motorcourt accessed via a brick porte-cochère. There’s also a climate-controlled six-car garage for residents.
Inside, the mansion has hardwood floors and a muted neutral color palette throughout. Natural light floods the fireplace-equipped living and dining rooms, and the home library features direct access to a covered patio ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining. Also on tap are a movie theater, gym, wine cellar and a “health spa,” per the listing.
The estate features no fewer than four kitchens: a gourmet kitchen and separate service kitchen in the main house, plus a full outdoor kitchen servicing the sycamore-shaded grounds. The fourth kitchen lies in the detached guesthouse, which also packs in its own living room, dining room and bedroom suite. As for the main house, it includes a total of six bedrooms, with the lavish primary suite offering a sitting room, dual bathrooms, dual closets and a balcony overlooking the lush backyard.
Outside, a dark-bottom pool is ringed by a big patio, and there are grassy lawns for play.
The Hollywood couple is already prepped for their highly-publicized move. Lopez, 53, has her resort-like Bel Air home listed for sale at $42 million; Affleck, 50, sold his Palisades bachelor pad for $28 million last year.