Kevin Smith has listed a Los Angeles home for sale for $5.995 million that he first saw in 2001 when his friend Ben Affleck owned it.
The Clerks, Clerks III, chasing Amy And Mall rats director and his wife, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, were invited to a Fourth of July barbecue at Affleck’s house that year. Smit told the 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 recalls. “Ben became frustrated with the house because it is on a main road and there were always paparazzi outside. He suggested we buy it from him for the same price he bought it at in 1998.”
The Smiths bought the house in 2003 for $1.62 million and raised their daughter Harley Quinn Smith.Cruel summer, Jay and Silent Bob restart) over there. They have decided to sell the house because, as empty nesters, it now “feels too big for the two of us,” said Smith, who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter last year about rekindling his friendship with Affleck in recent years.
Listed by the real estate duo Brock and Lori Harris of Brock & Lorithe three-story Hollywood Hills home, built in 1993, features a rooftop pool, a library that doubles as a podcast room (where Smith recorded his SModcast podcast series), a wet bar and lounge, a bedroom suite, sauna, canyon views, a three-car garage, floor-to-ceiling windows and nearly 10-foot ceilings.
The house was also the setting for TBS’s 2020 reality competition series Celebrity show-off on which Smith appeared and finished second.
Celebrities who have lived in the historic Outpost Estates neighborhood over the years include Dolores del Río and Bela Lugosi to Johnny Galecki, Winona Ryder, Felicity Huffman and Madelaine Petsch.
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