Jennifer Lopez also known as J.Lo, is an American singer, actress, and dancer.  In 1991, she started as a Fly Girl dancer on the sketch comedy television series In Living Color, after which she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. Lopez is a pop culture icon and is often described as a triple-threat entertainer. With a cumulative film gross of US$3.1 billion and estimated global sales of 80 million records, she is considered the most influential Hispanic entertainer in North America. In 2012, Forbes ranked her the world’s most powerful celebrity and the 38th most powerful woman in the world. Time listed her among the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.

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Jennifer Lopez has gifted herself several houses namely The First Mansion at The Summit, Los Angeles; The Miami Beachfront Retreat; The Long Island Estate, Brookville; The Hidden Hills Estate, and The New York Penthouse. Her current abode is the Bel-Air Mansion in Los Angeles of California which she bought together with her fiancé Ben Affleck. Therefore, we’ll be discussing the mentioned house in this article.

Background

The house was originally built in 1936. It has undergone some big modifications in the past nine decades. Located on the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, Bel Air is a residential neighborhood on the westside of Los Angeles, California. The site of the mansion is 8 acres. The grounds are like parks, their family can truly have privacy.

1- Luxury Pricing

Bel-Air is a place where many celebrity families have managed to buy a spot for their luxury living, thus, transforming Bel-Air into a multi-billion property. Jennifer Lopez purchased the house from the seller’s Todd and Kasey Lemkin for a whopping price of $50+ Million. She brought the house keeping in mind her twins, Max and Emme. 

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2- Location

Located on the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, Bel Air is a residential neighborhood on the westside of Los Angeles, California. The site of the mansion is 8 acres. The grounds are like parks, their family can truly have privacy.

3-Entrance

The entrance to the house flaunts amazing views of the Century City skyline and a golf course. Giving an entrance approach to a place requires a very thoughtful process. The gate of the property flaunts a tree that naturally creates an archway for visitors to pass through which creates a feeling of warmth for visitors.

4-Outspread

The 1.2-acre spread of the property lies almost directly across the street from the main entrance to the Bel Air Country Club. The house was built in the 1930s and was designed by architect Paul Williams. A full-scale renovation was given to the house in 2016, which cost likely millions, transforming the house into a stylish mansion with traditional yet elegant interiors and impressive views.

5-Grand-Scale

There are now 10 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms in nearly 20,000 square feet of living space. It contains grand-scale rooms that open to a massive backyard. It also has a separate guesthouse. In all, there are a total of four kitchens in the mansion-a main kitchen and catering kitchen in the main house, a third kitchen in the guesthouse, and a full outdoor BBQ kitchen in the backyard.

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6-Materials

Materials play a very important role in designing of any structure, either exterior or interior. Exteriors are clad with natural stones, and the designers of Jennifer Lopez have made sure that the interiors are flaunted by materials that are classic-based design features like hardwood, marble, and mixed floors. The wooden touch gives a sleek overall finish to the verandahs, living room, corridors, etc. One of the 17 bathrooms has a vintage pastel pink and gold look with an old-fashioned gold bath. 

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7-Three Level Residence

It includes a 30-seat movie theater, elevated library, wine cellar, and a wood-paneled office, with an upstairs master bedroom having double closets and a single bathroom with a perfect blend of marble. Downstairs is a full basement level which includes a media room, gym, and a private “security suite” for a full-time bodyguard. Multi-chimney emerges from the hipped roof.

8-Amenities

Jennifer Lopez is a lover of recreation, thus a four-lane bowling alley, art studio, golf course, salon, and indoor pool along with spa and steam shower are some of the services to choose from. Along with this, a full medical suite with a dental office and an operating room are rare. A vineyard, covered footbridge, 17 parking spots, and a 100-seat amphitheater are also worthy of incorporation.

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9-Interior

The five-bedroom main home is a blend of the decorous southern and French styles. The ornately decorated living room has high ceilings and open views of the gardens. A gorgeous patio sits just outside the living room. The vintage fireplace brings the bedroom together. The kitchen is laid between the natural light and the large community table. Beautiful antique doors hide away the liquor cabinet for special occasions.

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10-Backyard

At the back of the house, the infinity-edged pool together with the loggias, koi ponds, fire-pits, and carefully altered green gardens is the ultimate soul of the mansion. A private sitting area at the back opens up into a secluded patio. Jennifer Lopez has the absolutely perfect setup for late-night dinner parties with her family and friends. Between all the foliage and the bridge, the backyard feels like another country. Palm trees are a beautiful element of the setup. The grounds also feature an amphitheater with seating for 100 people.

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References

  • Scmp (2022) Take a look inside Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s stunning $50 million Bel-Air Mansion – the 7 bed home with 20,000 sq ft of living space comes with an infinity pool and is just perfect for the newly re-engaged couple and their 5 children., Luxurylaunches. Available at: https://luxurylaunches.com/celebrities/jennifer-lopez-and-ben-affleck-bel-air-mansion.php (Accessed: November 4, 2022). 
  • Glassman, T. (2022) Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have a special plan to make their kids feel at home in Bel Air Mansion, SheKnows. Available at: https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/2618674/jennifer-lopez-ben-affleck-kids-bel-air-house/ (Accessed: November 4, 2022). 
  • (2022) YouTube. YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edZMFtDuZ0s (Accessed: November 4, 2022). 
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Faiza is an Architect, a Student of Urban & Regional Planning and an Architectural Blogger who has a keen interest in ongoing AEC trends. Filled with enthusiasm for exploring places, virtually or actually, she turns to writing to deliver her thoughts to the world with the perception of new ideas and patterns.

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