Actress Sela Ward and her VC husband have sold their Bel-Air mansion to Jennifer Lopez for $28 million

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Jennifer Lopez is apparently moving into a new celebrity-approved home in Bel-Air.

According to The Los Angeles Times, Lopez has purchased the 14,000-square-foot home that actress Sela Ward and her husband, venture capitalist Howard Sherman, listed for just under $40 million in September. Lopez reportedly paid $28 million for the spread.

Originally built in the 1940s, much of the home has been rebuilt with reclaimed wood from Louisiana and Mississippi, where Ward grew up.

Among the eight-acre property’s notable features are a 30-seat movie theater, outdoor kitchen, and mini golf course.


The home sits on a huge lot with more than 8 acres of land. The main house itself has about 14,000 square feet of space.

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The couple initially chose the property for all of the outdoor space it offered their two children. “I really wanted them to be outside more than not,” Ward told The Wall Street Journal in September.

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Source: WSJ


Wide paths lead around the property.

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Ward and Sherman purchased the home in 2003 and later did an extensive renovation. Many of the doors and other furniture pieces are antiques from France.

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Large pieces of art adorn the walls.

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A room with its own pool table has direct access to the outside.

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This patio seems like a bright and fun place to throw a summertime dinner party.

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And there are many different seating areas to enjoy.

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The kitchen has stone wall details and a large island.

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The dining room also has some antique detailing on one wall.

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The home has seven bedrooms in total — five in the main house, two in the guesthouse.

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The master suite includes a large bathroom with patio access and his and hers dressing rooms.

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This lounge has an old Hollywood feel to it.

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And this movie theater has seats for up to 30 people.

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A miniature golf course can be found in the yard outside. Ward told The Journal that one reason for the move is that she and Sherman will soon be empty nesters.

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From inside the infinity pool you’ll get a great view of the surrounding greenery, and there are lots of lounge chairs for soaking up the sun.

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It looks very dramatic all lit up at night.

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Steps leading down from the pool deck provide access to the rest of the yard.

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As you walk around, you’ll find footbridges, a gazebo, fire pits, and even a vineyard.

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There’s a pizza oven in the outdoor kitchen.

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And a private amphitheater has a stage and seats for 100 guests.

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