MATT DAMON’S PACIFIC PALISADES PLACE
PHOTO CREDIT Alexis Adams
Bidding farewell to Los Angeles, Matt Damon listed his Zen-inspired Pacific Palisades mansion for sale in January for US$ 21 million. With no takers, he reduced the price to 17.9 million dollars and it sold in a couple of weeks. The final sale price has not been disclosed.
Situated on the same premier street that his buddy Ben Affleck still calls ‘home,’ Damon’s 13,508 sq ft residence is in the mid-price range for Pacific Palisades – I contains seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and nearly three-quarters of an acre of lush landscaped grounds with mature trees, a koi pond, a children’s play area, and a resort style pool and spa.
Master architect Grant Kirkpatrick of KAA Design used warm woods, natural stone and lots of glass while including artful details throughout the spacious mansion. The home’s focal point is its central atrium with 35 foot high vaulted mahogany ceilings that let in tons of natural light.
Open floor plans and disappearing glass walls connect the sprawling living and entertaining areas. A chef’s kitchen features customised mahogany cabinetry, bluestone countertops, and top of the line stainless steel appliances by Viking, Miele and Wolf.
The master suite – which includes huge dual walk-in closets and a spa style bath with a massage room – opens onto its own private terrace with palm tree and garden views. A games room, a bar, an office, a gym, a media room and staff quarters, in addition to a wine storage and tasting room, complete the gated estate.
One of Hollywood’s most bankable stars and among the highest grossing actors of all time, Matt’s films are responsible for almost US$ 4 billion in box office receipts.
Together with his writing partner and lifelong friend Affleck, Damon won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay for Good Will Hunting. As an actor, he took home a Golden Globe for his starring role in The Martian.
Matt’s most recent project is The Last Duel, which was filmed in France and Ireland during the pandemic. Damon found himself locked down for three months in the small Irish town of Dalkey, which is about 45 minutes away from Dublin. The actor loved it so much that he reportedly considered moving to Ireland.
However, Matt and his family have taken up residence in their US$ 16.75 million Brooklyn Heights penthouse, which at the time of sale was the most expensive piece of residential real estate ever sold in Brooklyn.
FOOTNOTE The listing is held by Eric Haskell of The Agency.