Ben Affleck Spotted House Hunting in Savannah
We went house shopping for the couple and uncovered a 9,000-square-foot historic home we think is perfect for the family of five.
According to the real estate sewing circle, Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner were recently spotted house hunting in Savannah, Ga. We know for a fact that the Oscar winner was so charmed by the city that in 2003 he purchased a 10,000-square-foot home on Hampton Island when he was engaged to the other Jennifer (Lopez). We also know how hectic the lives of the rich and famous can get, so we went house hunting for them.
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For the jet-setting family of five, we chose the historic Bartow House, a 9,000-square-foot mansion situated on a corner lot opposite Pulaski Square. Built in 1839 by Dr. Theodosius Bartow, the three-story home was beautifully renovated from top to bottom, but still maintains a distinct classic charm.
The original structure was only one story with a brick basement; renovations and additions began as far back as 1884. The Historic Savannah Foundation purchased it in the 1960s. After extensive restorations, the foundation sold it to Col. Lindsey P. Henderson. Henderson continued renovations and repaired damage done to the inside of the home after derelicts set a fire on the main floor, allegedly.
Listed at just under $2.4 million, the house today has seven bedrooms; five full baths and two partial; four fireplaces and plenty of private living space. The master bedroom has its own spa-like bathroom and a separate seating area. The carriage house was converted into a two-bedroom guesthouse and off-street parking for up to three cars. Original features in the home are fireplaces with black marble, original plaster moldings and ornate ceiling medallions.
We love the home for its piazzas overlooking a private garden, an architectural detail rarely spotted in Savannah and more likely to be seen in neighboring Charleston, S.C. We also think the home's front entrance, which sits off to the side, is decidedly unpretentious; something the laid-back Afflecks might appreciate.
The home is located at 126 West Harris St and is listed with Sotheby’s International Realty.