Kevin Smith has listed a Los Angeles home for $5.995 million that he first saw in 2001 when it belonged to his friend Ben Affleck.
The Employee, Clerk III, Chasing Amy And Mall rats The director and his wife Jennifer Schwalbach Smith were invited to a July 4th barbecue at Affleck’s home this year. Smith told this Wall Street Journal that his wife fell in love with the 8,144-square-foot, five-bedroom Mediterranean-inspired home and called it her “dream home.” During the barbecue, “my wife and I admired how beautiful the house was,” Smith recalled. “Ben was frustrated with the house as it was on a main road and there were always paparazzi outside. He suggested we buy it from him at the same price he bought it at in 1998.”
The Smiths bought the home in 2003 for $1.62 million and raised their daughter, Harley Quinn Smith (Cruel summer, Jay and Silent Bob reboot) There. They decided to sell the house because, as empty nesters, it now feels “too big for both of us,” said Smith, who spoke with The Hollywood Reporter last year about rekindling his friendship with Affleck in recent years.
Listed by real estate duo Brock and Lori Harris of Brock & LoriThe three-story Hollywood Hills home, built in 1993, features a rooftop swimming pool, a library that also serves as a podcasting room (where Smith recorded his SModcast podcast series), a bar and lounge, and a master bedroom. Sauna, canyon views, three car garage, floor to ceiling windows and nearly 12 foot ceilings.
The house was also the setting for TBS’s 2020 reality competition series Celebrity Show-Off in which Smith performed and placed second.
Celebrities who have lived in the historic Outpost Estates neighborhood over the years have included everyone from Dolores del Río and Bela Lugosi to Johnny Galecki, Winona Ryder, Felicity Huffman and Madelaine Petsch.
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