See Ben Affleck's $20M LA 'dad pad' mansion featuring a giant playset and trampoline

BEN Affleck's $20 million "dad pad" in Los Angeles has plenty to keep his three kids with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, occupied.

There's a playhouse, outdoor swimming pool, slides, pro ping pong table and gourmet picnic area at the impressive pad, as seen from the air in The Sun's exclusive pictures, which he bought after his divorce from the Alias star.

The Argo star chose the perfect place to overhaul his life after a rough few years which saw him split from Jen after ten years, amid rumors of infidelity with the family nanny, and a stint in rehab after publicly falling off the wagon.

The Hollywood actor, 48, purchased this mansion in Pacific Palisades for just under $20 million in April 2018 – six months before his marriage to Jennifer Garner was officially dissolved.

He's now expected to move in “fiancée-in-waiting” Ana de Armas.

A year prior to moving in, Ben completed a spell in rehab for alcohol addiction – which followed an intervention made by his then-estranged wife, that was caught on camera.

The former Batman star and Jennifer, 48, are still the epitome of amicable exes as they lovingly co-parent their three children: daughters Violet, 14, and Seraphina, 11, and son Samuel, 8.

Located just a mile from their old marital home in Brentwood, the property sits on half an acre of land and has 13,453 square feet of space inside.

An insider told The Sun: “This house has become Ben’s sanctuary, and it’s been the ideal place for him to make a totally fresh start.

“The kids spend a ton of time there and Ben has decked it out to incorporate his clean lifestyle plus offer them features to make it lots of fun when they come over.”

The Sun's exclusive photos show how Ben has made the property incredibly kid-friendly, with an activity playhouse including its own slide and swing.

There’s a trampoline in the garden too, plus a sizeable outdoor pool that also has a slide as a built-in feature for added fun.

Other striking outdoor amenities include a pro ping-pong table, an open-air kitchen and a special barbecue area to entertain guests.

On the home’s top floor balcony that overlooks the garden, Ben – a keen sports enthusiast – has a telescope that offers him the opportunity to perhaps zoom in on golfers who play at the next-door Riviera Country Club.

The actor is also known for his love of vintage cars, and the property conveniently has a massive two-port garage that offers ample storage.

Inside the residence there are seven deluxe bedrooms, plus seven full baths and two half-baths, as well as an indoor spa, chef’s kitchen, screening room, and even separate living quarters for the hired help.

Following his recovery Ben – who won an Oscar for co-writing ‘Good Will Hunting’ in 1997 and has a net worth of $130 million – has undergone an impressive physical transformation whilst also pursuing a new romance with Ana de Armas, whom he met filming ‘Deep Water’ late last year.

The pair are said to enjoy working out together, and property records show Ben’s new abode came complete with its own upscale gym.

Ana, 31, is a frequent visitor to Ben’s place and she has already forged a strong bond with his children – whilst also reportedly winning over his protective mom Christine and best pal Matt Damon.

An insider told The Sun: “There’s a lot of talk that Ben and Ana will make things official soon, and that this will serve as their main LA home.

“They spend a ton of time here at the moment, although Ana has still kept her place in Venice Beach.

“But they’re head over heels in love and in this for the long term, so their mutual friends are convinced it’s just a matter of timing before they’re engaged.”

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