Home where Matt Damon and Ben Affleck wrote ‘Good Will Hunting’ is for sale

A piece of Boston history — that happens to be in Los Angeles — is up for sale. Michael Locke with Keller Williams Los Feliz Reality has listed the home where Matt Damon and Ben Affleck co-wrote the Southie-based movie that won them Oscars in 1997. As the website for the property states, Ben, “a former Occidental College student, lived in the house with then-roommate and co-writer Matt Damon while they wrote the script for ‘Good Will Hunting,’ which would go on to win them a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award.’’ The home, which is listed for $779,000, was a farm in the late 1800s and was purchased by entrepreneur Albert Braasch in the early 1900s. No word on what Matt and Ben rented the place for back in the day. Locke told us that he’s looking for serious offers. “They’re always curious,’’ he said, of the people who want to check out the place where Damon and Affleck did their first big project, “but … you never know.’’

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