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Ben Affleck ‘to build home on an ocean-view plot in Byron Bay’ after Matt Damon snags $22M mansion

Good Will House Hunting in Byron Bay! Ben Affleck ‘to build a dream home on an ocean-view plot’ after best friend Matt Damon snags $22M mansion on coastal town

With its glorious ocean views and relaxed lifestyle, Byron Bay has become a new hotspot for Hollywood celebrities hoping to seek solace from the bright lights of LA.

And Ben Affleck, 48, is the latest star eyeing up a property on the idyllic NSW coastal town just days after his best friend Matt Damon, 50, reportedly snagged a luxury $22million mansion in the area.

According to New Idea, the Gone Girl actor has discussed the matter with his girlfriend Ana de Armas, 32, and his ex-wife Jennifer Garner, 48, and the trio ‘all love the idea of Australia’. 

Moving Down Under: Ben Affleck, 48, is the latest star eyeing up a Byron Bay property just days after his best friend Matt Damon, 50, reportedly snagged a luxury $22million mansion in the area

Ben is said to be so keen on making a home away from America that he has ‘already reached out to Matt’s property broker to find him and his family a secluded place’.

According to the publication, the Pearl Harbor actor is ‘even considering building a dream home on an ocean-view plot’.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted a representative for Ben for further comment.

Last week, The Daily Telegraph claimed that Ben’s Good Will Hunting co-star Matt and his wife Luciana Barroso splurged on a stunning Byron property.

'They all love the idea of Australia': According to New Idea, the Gone Girl actor has discussed the matter with his girlfriend Ana de Armas, 32, [pictured] and his ex-wife Jennifer Garner, 48, and the trio 'all love the idea of Australia'

‘They all love the idea of Australia’: According to New Idea, the Gone Girl actor has discussed the matter with his girlfriend Ana de Armas, 32, [pictured] and his ex-wife Jennifer Garner, 48, and the trio ‘all love the idea of Australia’

Last week, The Daily Telegraph claimed that Ben's Good Will Hunting co-star Matt [pictured] and his wife Luciana Barroso splurged on a stunning Byron property

Last week, The Daily Telegraph claimed that Ben’s Good Will Hunting co-star Matt [pictured] and his wife Luciana Barroso splurged on a stunning Byron property

The five-bedroom property, which overlooks Wategos Beach, is regarded as the of the area’s most prestigious homes.

Described as an ‘entertainer’s utopia’, the magnificent home boasts a heated infinity pool, tall ceilings and open spaces to host large gatherings.

The home also caters to the environmentally-conscious homeowner, as interiors are furnished with recycled, 100-year-old timber.

Matt’s purchase follows rumours in 2018 that he was preparing to relocate with his family to Australia.

Luxury: The five-bedroom property, which overlooks Wategos Beach, is regarded as the of the area's most prestigious homes

Luxury: The five-bedroom property, which overlooks Wategos Beach, is regarded as the of the area’s most prestigious homes

Page Six claimed his move Down Under would ‘not impact his work’ as he was prepared to ‘travel to wherever his projects are shooting’. However, a representative denied these claims at the time.

Matt and Ben have been the best of friends since they were kids growing up in Boston.

They joined forced to co-write the script for the drama Good Will Hunting which earned them the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1998.

Success: Matt and Ben have been best friends since they were kids. They joined forced to co-write the script for Good Will Hunting which earned them the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1998

Success: Matt and Ben have been best friends since they were kids. They joined forced to co-write the script for Good Will Hunting which earned them the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1998

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