Love might not cost a thing, but this extravagant Los Angeles estate sure will set you back a pretty penny! As first reported by The Wall Street Journal, a sprawling Bel Air estate owned by multi-hyphenate entertainer Jennifer Lopez has just popped up for sale with a $42.5 million asking price — or $14.5 million more than she paid actress Sela Ward for the place around seven years ago, back in spring 2016.
Originally designed by architect Samuel Marx, and built in 1940, the property has since been “re-imagined into a masterful one-of-a-kind multi-structure French Country refuge,” per the listing, which is held by Brett Lawyer of Carolwood Estates.
Hidden away behind a gated driveway, on an 8-acre parcel just minutes from the Bel Air Hotel, the creamy stucco and wood-accented structure has nine bedrooms and 13 baths in a speck over 12,800 square feet of living space that opens throughout to expansive terraces. Also on tap are plenty of snazzy amenities — a guest cottage, gym, 100-seat amphitheater, pagoda with fire-pit, putting green, an infinity-edge pool and spa, and private lake with its own sandy beach, just for starters.
Other standout features include a double-height living room boasting a fireplace, wet bar and curving wrought-iron staircase, plus a formal dining room, wood-paneled library, and gourmet kitchen sporting a stone fireplace and cozy breakfast nook. A spacious family/game room has yet another wet bar, while the lower-level holds a plush movie theater, and an upstairs master bedroom wing comes complete with a fireplace, library/sitting room, and dual dressing rooms and baths.
Lopez and her actor husband Ben Affleck — who sold his Palisades bachelor pad in October for $28.5 million — had planned to renovate and live in her Bel Air mansion after they were married six months ago, per TMZ, but they are now living in a Beverly Hills rental and once again on the hunt for a marital home. Between them, the pair also owns an 87-acre Georgia estate that’s currently on the market for $8.9 million, as well as a New York City penthouse, mansion in the Hamptons and a petite cottage in L.A.’s Encino neighborhood.