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Ben Affleck’s island home in Riceboro, Ga.
Ben Affleck’s island home in Riceboro, Ga.Richard Leo Johnson for Engel & Völkers

Exciting news, home buyers: More than a year after first hitting the market, one of Ben Affleck’s mansions is now available at a 15 percent discount.

The Cambridge native’s four-bedroom, 4½-bathroom Greek Revival plantation in Riceboro, Ga. (about 35 miles south of Savannah), has an asking price of $7.6 million, a 15 percent markdown from its original $8.9 million, according to the listing from Engel & Vöelkers. The 6,000-square-foot home is set on 87 acres.

Ben Affleck’s island home in Riceboro, Ga.
Ben Affleck’s island home in Riceboro, Ga.Richard Leo Johnson for Engel & Völkers

“All the details are historically accurate with plaster moldings, heart of pine floors and massive arched fireplaces helping make this a true southern plantation home,” the property’s listing reads. “The proportions, materials and details are extraordinary, from the 15-foot ceilings, wide planked, reclaimed, hardwood floors to the Kitchen Cabinets designed to resemble those from the turn of the century.”

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The house is located on Hampton Island, which overlooks the North Newport River. Realtor Richard “Dicky” Mopper, who is handling the listing for Engel & Vöelkers, told The Wall Street Journal that visitors may only access the private island after getting permission from a resident and crossing a bridge to the island.

According to WSJ, Affleck fell in love with Georgia while filming the 1999 romantic comedy “Forces of Nature” with Sandra Bullock, and bought the property for $7.11 million in 2003.

No reason has been reported for Affleck unloading the property. The actor reportedly purchased a $19.25 million Los Angeles home in April 2018 that’s less than a mile from the residence of Jennifer Garner, with whom he has three children. (Affleck and Garner finalized their divorce in October 2018.)


Kevin Slane can be reached at kevin.slane@globe.com