By BERNICE FOX
Ben Affleck is now officially a former Palisadian. He has sold his home in the Riviera. (Pacific Palisades is so special that anyone who lives here and then moves elsewhere always will be known as a former Palisadian.)
With his recent marriage to Jennifer Lopez and their purchase of a nearly-20,000 square foot home in Bel Air, Affleck had put his home above the Riviera Country Club on the market.
Escrow closed Friday and it’s now revealed that Affleck sold his 13,500 square-foot home for $28.5 million. He had listed it for $29,995,000. He bought it in 2018 for $19 million after his divorce from Jennifer Garner.
For most of their marriage, Affleck and Garner lived on a three-acre estate in the Upper Riviera. They had bought it from producer Brian Grazer and after their years there, sold it to Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine and his wife, model Behati Prinsloo. Levine and Prinsloo recently sold it.
In other real estate news from the world of Pacific Palisades entertainment, Larry David of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm has done a buy-sell-and-buy in Montecito.
Earlier this year he bought a Normandy-style cottage, paying $5.7 million for the 2,800 square-foot home. That size home is smallish by many celebrity standards. Whether it mattered or not, he didn’t hold onto it for long. Months after buying the place, he turned around and sold it for $6.9 million.
At the same time, David has bought a more traditional style home in Montecito, paying $7.6 million for about 4,300 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and five baths.
Despite all his real estate activity about 90 miles north, the main home for Larry David and his wife, Ashley Underwood, remains here in the Palisades.