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Inside J. Lo and Ben Affleck’s NYC house hunt eyeing tony townhouses on the Upper East Side

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck go househunting in New York City.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck go househunting in New York City.

A-list couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are back in the Big Apple — and spending time together house hunting on the Upper East Side, sources tell Gimme Shelter.

One of the spots they toured was a family-size townhouse at 226 E. 68th St. that’s asking a cool $45,000 a month. Another residence they saw was a 3,024-square-foot townhouse at 342 E. 69th St. that’s on the market for $5.95 million.

J.Lo, a seasoned property investor who was dressed in platform heels for her hunt, still owns a penthouse at the celeb-favored Whitman in Nomad, as Gimme Shelter exclusively reported. She paid $20.2 million for it in 2014. Three years later, she listed it for $26.5 million, and it has been on and off the market ever since. It’s currently asking $24.99 million. Neighbors include Chelsea Clinton and her family.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez on a Saturday house tour on the Upper East Side. MEGA
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez on a Saturday house tour on the Upper East Side. MEGA
The gracious interior of the East 68th Street home they eyed. Zoe Wetherall
The gracious interior of the East 68th Street home they eyed. Zoe Wetherall
The stairs at that townhouse rental, which asks $45,000 a month. Zoe Wetherall
The stairs at that townhouse rental, which asks $45,000 a month. Zoe Wetherall
Lovely light filters through the residence. Zoe Wetherall
Lovely light filters through the residence. Zoe Wetherall
The home’s foyer. Zoe Wetherall
The home’s foyer. Zoe Wetherall

Bronx-born J.Lo is in the city to shoot a new version of the fab film, “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” Page Six reported. A 1985 version of the flick — starring William Hurt, Raoul Julia and Sonia Braga — won Hurt an Oscar. A 1993 Broadway musical also won Tony awards.

Lopez and her husband certainly made the most of their time in town by touring these tony homes.

The for-rent — and larger — 6,700-square-foot townhouse on East 68th Street, built in 2008, comes with six bedrooms, six baths, two powder rooms, radiant-heated floors and an elevator. It opens to a foyer and leads to a chef’s kitchen with a breakfast room. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the landscaped garden.

One of the bedrooms in the East 68th Street property. Zoe Wetherall
One of the bedrooms in the East 68th Street property. Zoe Wetherall
The home’s lovely chef’s kitchen. Zoe Wetherall
The home’s lovely chef’s kitchen. Zoe Wetherall

There’s also a parlor level with a formal dining room, a butler’s pantry, and a living room with 11-foot ceilings and a fireplace. The main bedroom, which is on the third floor, boasts a home office/dressing room.

Additional bedrooms can be found on the fourth and fifth floors. This townhouse also comes with a landscaped roof and a finished basement that can house a gym.

The other residence they eyed is just a block away.

Ben and Jen also toured this home on East 69th Street asking $5.9 million. Mike Finkelstein of Duplex Imaging
Ben and Jen also toured this home on East 69th Street asking $5.9 million. Mike Finkelstein of Duplex Imaging
That home also boasts its own charming kitchen. Mike Finkelstein of Duplex Imaging
That home also boasts its own charming kitchen. Mike Finkelstein of Duplex Imaging
The handsome exterior. Mike Finkelstein of Duplex Imaging
The handsome exterior. Mike Finkelstein of Duplex Imaging

That stately four-story home, with interiors by AD100 designer Timothy Corrigan, includes a finished basement. The garden level opens with a dining room, an eat-in chef’s kitchen with a pantry and a family room with French doors that lead to the garden.

Upstairs, the parlor level boasts 11-foot ceilings, a library, a wet bar, and a living room with a bay window and a woodburning fireplace.

The third floor has the main bedroom, a spa-like bath and a terrace — while the four floor features more bedrooms, with one currently used as an office. Skylights let natural light flood in.

A basement level can work as a playroom or a gym, and also houses the laundry room, a cedar-lined closet and a wine cellar.

The listing brokers of both properties — who declined Gimme Shelter’s requests comment — are Thomas Wexler, Morgan Garofalo and Tyler Wexler, of Leslie J. Garfield.