It’s the old southern US mansion where Ben Affleck played Rhett Butler to Jennifer Lopez’s Scarlett O’Hara.
Although the couple were already married, over the weekend they took another ceremony before family and friends at Affleck’s longtime Georgia home, described as “a remarkable re-creation of a Southern antebellum Greek Revival plantation home.”
And it’s like something right out of 1939’s Gone With The Wind, one of the most famous Hollywood movies of all time.
The New York Post reports, Affleck, 50, first bought the sprawling 87-acre Riceboro estate in 2003 for $US7.11 million (A$10.3m) — the same time he was dating Jennifer Lopez.
It was reported at the time the two were even planning to build a wedding chapel on the property. But they ended their first engagement a year later, in 2004, and it never came into fruition.
Comprised of three different structures, the compound overlooks the North Newport River and Hampton Island.
The Big House is a 600 sqm two-storey main residence that features a veranda and overlooks the river. Made up of four bedrooms and five bathrooms, features include pine floors, arched fireplaces and 15-foot-high ceilings.
Along the path, behind the veranda, is the Summer Cottage, which comes screened-in for those steamy summer nights. It boasts a fireplace, exposed brick, pitched ceilings and a metal roof.
The final structure is known as the Oyster House, which spans a massive 930 sqm and comes with three primary suites and five other bedrooms with bunk beds “salvaged from marine vessels,” a previous listing says.
Affleck put the home on the market in 2018 for $US8.9 million ($A12.9m), but later removed the listing amid the 2020 pandemic.
“This magnificent estate has equestrian opportunities, remarkable ocean access from your private deep-water dock and nearly endless tranquillity,” the listing noted at the time.
The property was allegedly a “thriving rice plantation” known as the Hampton Pastures dating back to the pre-Civil War period, according to local TV station WTOC.
Part of this article originally appeared in the New York Post and are republished here with permission.