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Ben Affleck’s 87 Acre Georgia Estate Reduced to $7.6M (PHOTOS)

Ben Affleck’s 87 Acre Georgia Estate Reduced to $7.6M (PHOTOS)

Ben Affleck’s 87 Acre Georgia Estate Reduced to $7.6M (PHOTOS)
October 24
11:02 2019

Ben Affleck’s 87 Acre Georgia Estate Reduced to $7.6M

2601 Ferry Road, Riceboro, Georgia, United States, 31323

We first came across this stately home while browsing Historical Concepts project page and knew it was special, what we didn’t know was that it was currently on the market and owned by actor Ben Affleck. The 6,390 square foot residence is a remarkable recreation of a Southern antebellum Greek Revival plantation home. It was designed by acclaimed firm Historical Concepts and built in 2000 for John Morgan, chairman of the board of Plum Creek Timber Company, on an immense 87 acre estate overlooking the North Newport River. Current owner, actor Ben Affleck, purchased the property in 2003 for close to $7,100,000 and according to several articles, has been trying to unload it for several years. It had previously been on the market as much as $8,900,000 and took a substantial price cut earlier this year to $7,600,000. Disappointment set in when we found the official listing with current photos. With every new owner, changes are bound to happen but it seems some of the formal rooms have lost nearly all the original allure. Gone are the murals in the formal dining room, the formal living room that once exuded warmth and class and is now devoid of colour and seemingly sterile – mind you nothing architecturally has been altered that we can see. We’ve included the original project photos from Historical Concepts below and added in a few listing photos. You decide which you prefer. Known as “The Big House”, the main house is 6,000 square feet with a veranda overlooking the river. Historically accurate details, reclaimed heart of pine floors and 15-foot ceiling make this a true Southern mansion. There is also a secondary residence called “The Oyster House” with camp-style accommodation with three private bedroom suites and six primitive bunk rooms. According to Historical Concepts, “A short stroll along the river leads to the dock, where a permanently moored mahogany sports fisherman, first christened in 1928, serves as a guest room at water’s edge. Just beyond sits the Summer House, a rustic screened pavilion that hosts lively, fresh-off-the-dock shrimp boils and fish fries.” Despite changes in decor and interior design, the substantial Greek Revival mansion remains a truly spectacular offering. It’s currently on the market for $7,600,000 with Engel & Völkers Savannah.



 

Current listing photo

 

Current listing photo

 



 

 

Current listing photo. Murals painted over.

 

 



 





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