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Affleck wants to sell his Liberty County house
hampton island big house
Known as The Big House, Ben Affleck’s home at Hampton Island, east of Riceboro is up for sale for just under $9 million.
Ben Affleck’s 87-acre Hampton Island property is for sale.
The asking price? A cool $8.9 million, according to a website for the realty firm Engel & Volkers Savannah. That’s not all. The entire 4,000 acre Hampton Island Preserve is also being offered to prospective buyers for $50 million, according to various reports.
The company’s website, which does not disclose an asking price, touts Hampton Island Preserve as “4,000 acres of maritime forest, marsh, pasture, lakes, and winding limestone roadways,” and located “just 35 minutes south of Savannah.”
The website lists assets ranging from an equestrian center, spas, guest houses and a farm to “dockage/potential marina site,” a Davis Love III-designed golf course in need of work and a private 17-acre island with three two-acre lots.
The two-time Academy award winning actor, director and screen writer Affleck and his then-fiancée, Jennifer Lopez, originally bought the property in 2003.
The 6,000-square foot, four-bedroom, four-bath “Big House” includes everything from a gourmet kitchen to a guest house, swimming pool, wine cooler and smoke alarms to go along with a view of the water.
According to a property description on the Engel & Volkers website, “The mansion is a remarkable recreation of a southern antebellum, Greek revival plantation home.”
During the 18th and 19th centuries Hampton Island was a rice and cotton plantation. It later served as a Confederate outpost during the Civil War. The first modern development was in the late 1990s and early 2000s when Invesco co-founder John Morgan bought property in the area and commissioned Jim Strickland of Historical Concerts to build what became The Big House and its outbuildings.
Further development of all Hampton Island as an exclusive housing area began in 2002 when Atlanta developer Wade Shealy and a group of investors known as the Hampton Island Founders bought the property.
Affleck bought The Big House in 2003. Though the development attracted lots of media attention and some residents and members of residential-club concept, there was also infighting among the investors, court fights and The Great Recession that apparently crippled extensive development.

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