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Just south of Savannah, actor Ben Affleck lists island estate for $8.9M

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With three homes, plenty of acreage, and waterfront access, this is quite the secluded compound

Greek revival-style home with expansive staircase.
Live like a celebrity, in Greek Revival style, on tucked-away Hampton Island.
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Actor Ben Affleck is offloading his sprawling, quintessentially Southern-coastal dream property in Georgia.

Referred to as “The Big House,” the 6,360-square-foot home is located in Riceboro, about 45 minutes south of Savannah, overlooking the North Newport River on Hampton Island.

Designed by Jim Strickland, founder of Historical Concepts in Atlanta, and built in 2000, the estate was purchased by Affleck in 2003.

Inside, architectural details include reclaimed heart of pine floors, arched fireplaces, and 15-foot ceilings.

The listing claims there are three bedrooms in the “Big House,” an homage to the Southern antebellum Greek Revival Plantation home; however, a story in the Atlanta Business Chronicle states there are four.

But why quibble over one bedroom when there are more to be found on the property—within additional residences?

In “The Oyster House,” a 10,000-square-foot home, find three master suites plus five bedrooms.

For open-air entertaining and dining, relax on the deck of the “Summer Cottage,” a screened-in structure with an oversized fireplace.

It’s unclear why Affleck is selling, though there is some speculation it could be for family reasons. Affleck reportedly fell in love with the area while filming Forces of Nature, a 1999 movie costarring Sandra Bullock.

Listed May 31 by real estate agent Richard “Dicky” Mopper of Engel & Völkers in Savannah, who didn’t respond to inquiries from Curbed Atlanta, it appears the property hasn’t received any accepted offers yet.

Nonetheless, the asking price of $8.9 million is holding steady.