By BERNICE FOX
Even before he said “I do” to Jennifer Lopez last month, there was every chance longtime Palisadian Ben Affleck might leave the community.
Now Affleck has put his Pacific Palisades home on the market. He’s asking just under $30 million for the home which sits on a little more than half an acre above the Riviera Country Club.
The home has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms in about 13,500 square feet. It’s filled with special features, including a theater, a gym, a recreation room, and a temperature-controlled walk-in wine cellar.
But when blending his family with Lopez’s, that’s barely enough bedrooms if all the kids are over at the same time, along with visiting grandparents and any live-in staff.
Affleck has three kids from his marriage to Jennifer Garner — two teens and a 10-year-old. (As grand marshal, Garner rode in last month’s Pacific Palisades Fourth of July parade with the youngest of their kids.)
Lopez has teenage twins from her marriage to singer Marc Anthony.
Reports are that Affleck and Lopez have paid $52 million for a 10-bedroom home right near the Bel Air Country Club. Along with those 10 bedrooms are 17 bathrooms. This new home has nearly 20,000 square feet of living space on more than one acre.
The two closets for the primary bedroom are described by the realtor as “closets that rival the finest retail stores.” In addition to the daily-use kitchen, there’s a catering kitchen for entertaining and two more kitchens, including one for staff’s personal use.
Before Affleck moved into his home above the Riviera Country Club in 2018, he and Garner lived in Brentwood and then for most of their marriage, lived in the Upper Riviera on a three-acre estate, which they bought in 2009 from producer Brian Grazer.
After Affleck and Garner split up, they sold that estate to Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine and his wife, model Behati Prinsloo. Levine and Prinsloo sold it this past spring. And – are you still following? – Garner recently moved to a part of Brentwood that’s very close to the Palisades, into a home she’d been building for some time.