If you've lived here for any length of time you may recall that Ben Affleck used to date Jennifer Lopez. They were so in love they actually went to Savannah to get a marriage license, but alas they never did marry. However, Affleck did purchase a home they planned to live in.
The home is in Liberty County outside Riceboro and he bought the home in 2003 for $7.1 million.
Listing descriptions describe the elegant main residence as “The Big House,” a “remarkable re-creation of a Southern antebellum Greek Revival plantation home” situated on nearly 90 acres overlooking the North Newport River with three ample bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms in almost 6,400 square feet over three floors. Historically accurate features include deep verandas and imposing columns, dark-stained heart-of-pine floorboards and soaring 15-foot ceilings festooned with elaborate moldings.
The “Oyster House,” a rustic guesthouse set a short walk from the main house, contains a cavernous entertainment space and three master suites plus five more bedrooms fitted with built-in bunk beds salvaged from marine vessels, while the metal-roofed “Summer Cottage,” a spacious screened-in structure with massive fireplace, sits near the river’s edge, where a private dock includes an open-air boathouse. The property is represented byDicky MopperofEngel & Völkers in Savannah.
The home on Hampton Island Preserve was listed at $8.9 millipn but has been discounted by 15% to $7.6 million.