Inside Ben Affleck’s Southern Greek Revival Home (PHOTOS)

Inside Ben Affleck’s Southern Greek Revival Home

NFS | Built 2000 | 16,000 Sq. Ft. | 3 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 87 Acres
Riceboro, Georgia, United States

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 had recently been on market and was 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 $7.1 million and according to several articles, has been trying to unload it for several years. It had previously been on the market as much as $8.9 million and took a substantial price cut in 2019 to $7.6 million. It never sold and was removed from the market entirely in June 2020.

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′ ceilings make this a true Southern mansion. There is also a secondary 10,000 square foot 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. The property was on the market for $7.6 million with Engel & Völkers Savannah.

 



 

Recent listing photo

 

Recent listing photo

 



 

 

Recent listing photo. Murals painted over.

 

 



 





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