Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Seeking $45 Million for Home After Divorce (EXCLUSIVE)

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We hear from Platinum Triangle real estate uber-insider Peter Propertyseller that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have quietly — and not surprisingly, given their impending divorce — engaged the services of one of L.A.’s top brokers to surreptitiously shop their Hollywood-pedigreed compound in Pacific Palisades, with an asking price somewhere in the neighborhood of $45 million.

Peter also snitched that media scion Lachlan Murdoch, the newly appointed co-chairman of News Corp. and executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, went for a peep, but did not move forward with an offer.

The more than three-acre compound, privately situated down a long, gated, tree-lined and paparazzi-proof driveway, includes a multi-winged, ranch-style main residence designed and built by vaunted architect Cliff May in the late 1930s, and owned in the late 1940s and early 1950s by Gregory Peck. The estate, which occupies a private promontory that overlooks rustic Sullivan Canyon, was acquired in 1992 by uber-producer Brian Grazer, who originally asked more than $27 million for the property, but in the end sold to Affleck and Garner in March 2009 for $17.55 million.

Although they made extensive renovations over the years, at the time of the erstwhile couple’s purchase, the sprawling, single-level main residence had five bedrooms and eight bathrooms in about 8,800 square feet. A sizable secondary structure housed an office, art studio, gym and two bathrooms, while an extensive subterranean guesthouse contained two bedrooms, three bathrooms, an entertainment lounge and a state-of-the-art screening room. The estate’s many recreational amenities include a piazza-sized canyon-view terrace, a soccer-pitch-sized lawn, a half-court basketball court, and a swimming pool with open-air cabana.

Affleck, a two-time Oscar winner with at least a half-dozen projects in various stages of production, continues to own a riverfront estate with an elegant plantation-style mansion along a wide bend of Blackbeard Creek south of Savannah, Ga., that he bought in 2003 for a little bit more than $7 million.

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  1. Alan Pennington says:

    Jennifer Garner is from my home town. She is a very sweet, girl next door type. Hollywood has not changed her. Her parents are great parents to her and her sisters. She is living a tough life with no privacy. Hollywood relationships are tough because they travel so much to locations and don’t have a “normal’ existence. I feel for both of them . They are wonderful people and deserve their privacy.

  2. Marc Emrich says:

    This is the home I grew up in. My dad bought it from Greta Peck in 1963 for $150k and My mother sold it for $250k in 1972. I kind of wish we had kept it longer.

  3. Sam Cove says:

    josh altman or josh flagg?

  4. Adriana says:

    For anyone thinking this is some windfall for Garner… it’s not and she doesn’t need one. She will forever be loaded off “Alias” alone, which went into syndication and made her a millionaire many, many times over. Any other projects on top of that are just gravy. She and Affleck are in the same ballpark financially.

    • Steve. says:

      I think you’re over-estimating how much she earned from Alias. She got $2.5m for the last series. She will not be earning millions from syndication – the creators and producers will. They are certainly not in the same ballpark financially.

  5. Desert Donna says:

    Almost 30 million increase in a half dozen years? Lachlan wouldn’t never buy this. He could have had his Dad’s place for roughly the same price no? Of course he may have had a bidding war with his Brother who did buy it.

  6. troyfeltes says:

    I would hope they find each other in the middle of divorce and stay together but that is not always the case I guess .
    It seems divorce is all the rage in Movie Stars and Singers Lately . It is a sad state if that is what all these divorces are for ? Fame

  7. Sri says:

    Divorce seems to be a lucrative opportunity for the woman involved!

    • notagoodsign says:

      What a nonsense comment… Ask Halley Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Britney Spears, Kirstie Alley, Victoria Principal. (to mention a few) how lucrative the divorce was for them

  8. plumpicarde says:

    Funny how many thought Garner had an average home whereas they had a typical Hollywood home a la Spielberg

  9. Would love to find buyer for that place!

  10. lil' gay boy says:

    A vintage Cliff May with an “impeccable” provenance (sorry — someone had too!)

    Didn’t it seem like just yesterday we ere treated to an endless stream of “will-they-but-it?” speculative reports about every single property on the market that they so much as farted near?

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