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November 29, 2011

Good Will Hunting House for Sale — $779K

- — It's an old-world kind of house -- a unique Tudor straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale.

It was part of a 19th-century hilltop farm that overlooked Los Angeles that was subdivided in the 1920s, when a renowned architect was brought in to infuse a Viking-French Norman style to the structure.

But none of those details compare to a more recent historical footnote for this unique Eagle Rock real estate market home where two ambitious, Boston-bred friends set up camp and hammered out a screenplay that resulted in two Academy Awards.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck won the Academy Award for their screenplay "Good Will Hunting."

SOURCE: ramascreen.com

No, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon do not come with this house at 2327 Hill Drive. But as a result of the creative whirlwind the pair cooked up inside these funky walls, this Eagle Rock address has unofficially become known as the "Good Will Hunting" home.

The marquee co-stars' celebrated residency was enough to earn Affleck a place in the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society register. Seems that Affleck's peripatetic college days at nearby Occidental College landed him at the Eagle Rock house, where Damon flopped for a spell, too.

Affleck once talked about how he and Damon got to live in the Hansel & Gretel-esque domicile:

I lived all over the place. I lived in Hollywood, then I moved. [Matt Damon] and I got money from School Ties (1992), and we blew it all in a couple of months. We made $35,000 or $40,000 each and thought we were rich. And we were shocked later on to find out how much we owed in taxes. We were appalled: $15,000! What? But we rented this house on the beach in Venice and 800 people came and stayed with us and got drunk. Then we ran out of money and had to get an apartment. It was like everything was exciting. So we lived in Glendale and Eagle Rock and we lived in Hollywood, West Hollywood, Venice, by the Hollywood Bowl, all over the place. We'd get thrown out of some places or we'd have to upgrade or downgrade depending on who had money.

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