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Actor-writer Ben Affleck lists home at $2.3-million

Published Sep. 9, 2005

(ran HP edition)

Ben Affleck has listed his Hollywood Hills home at $2.3-million.

The actor-writer, who has owned the home since April 1999, is selling because he is planning to spend more time in New York, and he wants more privacy at his Los Angeles home. The 7,500-square-foot house is large for its price but is not set back much from the street.

Built in the early 1990s, the five-bedroom, three-story house has been described as "huge but very vertical." The living room is a floor up from the ground level; the kitchen and dining room are a floor up from the living room.

The living room has a professional movie-viewing theater and built-in entertainment center. The master suite has a library, spa and sauna. The kitchen was designed for catering large gatherings. There is also a rooftop pool.

Affleck, 28, has a leading role in the movie Pearl Harbor, due out in May. He co-starred with Gwyneth Paltrow in Bounce (2000) and starred as an ex-convict in Reindeer Games (2000).

He also appeared opposite Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes in Shakespeare in Love (1998) and co-starred in Armageddon (1998) and Forces of Nature (1998).

Affleck and Matt Damon won an Oscar for best original screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1996), in which they also co-starred.