...From a little birdie in Brentwood (Los Angeles) that the alleged reason Garfleck (or whatever the gossip glossies call Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck) bailed on buying the not yet completed speck mansion on N. Carmelina Avenue is that they were wooed, cajoled and convinced by developer John Bersci to purchase a freshly rehabbed house on S. Mapleton drive in the hoity toity Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles.
Although the pricey property is currently listed at $27,500,000 Your Mama hears–but can not confirm–that the couple will be paying somewhere in the neighborhood of $22,000,000 for the 1930s Hollywood Georgian. The gleaming white mansion features 9 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms including a 2,500 square foot master bedroom with a private sitting room, four (yes, children, four) fireplaces, sauna, a humongous terrace with outdoor fireplace and two tremendous bathrooms, one for him and one for her because, apparently, when you're this kind of rich you do not want to be pooping on the same terlit as your spouse.
Other amenities in the elegant and very grown up house that measures in at around 12,000 square feet include a large motor court with a front facing 3-car garage, a paneled library with hidden wine cellar, screening room, staff quarters, and a 2 bedroom guest house adjacent to the rectangular shaped cee-ment pond.
Looks like Mister Affleck has come a long way from the down and dirty loft he used to live in on Walker Street in New York City.
Anyhoo, our little birdie buddy in Brentwood makes no predictions on whether the fickle couple will actually close on this property. See puppies, Garben or Bengar (or whatever) are becoming well known at the finer real estate offices up and down Sunset Boulevard for bailing out on high priced properties at the last minute. We hear (but again, can not confirm) they've backed out of five escrows to date. Five!
At least that's what we've heard from multiple sources in positions to know. Just a real estate rumor and gossip children for Saturday morning, just rumor and gossip.