Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have been making headlines recently, not just because of their highly publicized relationship but also due to their real estate endeavours. The couple, who tied the knot six months ago, have put their stunning Bel Air home up for sale, asking a whopping USD$42.5 million (AU$59.5 million). The listing comes just a few months after Affleck sold his Pacific Palisades mansion for $30 million (AU$42 million). It looks like Bennifer is making some big money moves in 2023.
Lopez’s eight-acre estate is a French Country-inspired retreat designed to blend in with the natural surroundings. The property, which is gated for privacy, boasts a total of nine bedrooms and twelve and a half bathrooms spread over 14,000 square feet. The architect, Samuel Marx, has created a stunning abode that truly captures the essence of the Californian lifestyle.
As you step into the main level, the soaring living room, with its bar and fireplace, immediately takes your breath away. The steel-frame doors that open out to the terrace add to the overall grandeur of the space. The chef’s kitchen is a foodie’s dream come true, with two islands, a built-in breakfast area, and a stone fireplace connected to the formal dining room.
For movie lovers, there’s a private, jewel-box theatre on the lower lounge level that can seat up to 30 people. The screening room, adorned with posters of some of Lopez and Affleck’s flicks, is sure to impress even the most discerning of film critics.
As you make your way upstairs, you’ll find a variety of bonus spaces, including an office/study, a massage room, and a guest suite. The primary suite wing is a library, a pair of dressing rooms, and bathrooms that open up to landscaped terraces and a tranquil stream.
The connection between the indoors and outdoors continues in the large family and game room, which includes another bar and a terrace leading to the three-sided infinity edge pool. The expansive grounds are a true oasis, with an amphitheatre that can seat 100 people, a pagoda with a fire pit, an organic vegetable garden, an entertainment pavilion with a full kitchen, and a private lake with a sandy beach and outdoor shower.
Surrounded by specimen plants and mature trees, the estate also includes a guest house with a studio and gym and another separate guest cottage. If you’re looking for a property that combines luxury, comfort, and style, look no further than Lopez and Affleck’s California compound. Brett Lawyer of Carolwood Estates currently holds the listing.