You Won't Believe What Matt Damon's House Costs
Matt Damon, one of the most bankable actors on the planet, is selling his mansion in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, for $21 million.
It's a spectacular, Zen-inspired mansion situated a parcel away from Sunset Boulevard with soaring ceilings, walls of glass and an enormous kitchen.
Want to see where Damon discovered nirvana? Come take a tour inside his beautiful home.
He's Owned it Since 2012
Damon and his wife, Luciana Bozán Barroso, bought this house in June 2012 for $15 million, one month before "The Bourne Legacy" hit theaters.
That film made $276 million on a $125 million budget, and Damon reportedly made around $25 million for his role as Jason Bourne.
A $6 Million Increase Over Nine Years
It seems that the home has been redesigned for Damon, which would justify the $6 million price increase.
At this price, the home is selling for $1,555 per square foot.
13,500 Square Feet of Bliss
The home measures precisely 13,508 square feet and has seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and two half baths.
The great room has a floating staircase which is positioned over a sitting and dining area with a large fireplace.
Dining with Zen
The home is described as being "Zen-inspired" in the listing, and that is perfectly appropriate.
Indoor trees flank the dining table while the floor-to-ceiling glass window showcases another tree outside.
The Dining Room Seats 10
Ten people can comfortably dine in Matt Damon's dining room.
The glass windows are also pocket doors that open up to the outside.
The home is private and surrounded by both trees and a stone wall.
It's only on a parcel that measures slightly over half of an acre, but there's more than enough room to enjoy some indoor/outdoor living.
What, No Card Table?
There's a very luxurious pool table in one end of the great room and a bar, but we're disappointed that there is no card table for poker.
But maybe that's because everyone knows Damon can beat the game, and they don't want to play with him.
Matt Damon's Net Worth
Speaking of beating the game, Damon has certainly beat whatever trial and troubles he had in Hollywood when he was a young actor.
The movie star is worth an estimated $170 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and can easily command a $25 million fee, which is what Damon made for 2015's "The Martian."
The central great room area has 35-foot ceilings made out of mahogany wood.
The home was designed by Grant Kirkpatrick of KAA Design Group.
Overlooking the Atrium
The fireplace is stately and modern. The stone cladding stops short of stretching all the way up to the 35-foot-high ceiling and is beneath a trio of sliding windows.
Kirkpatrick, who founded KAA Design over 30 years ago, designed the home with the intent of blending Asian and Californian architecture.
KAA Design exclusively focuses on designing expensive homes for wealthy people. In addition to Damon, the firm has designed homes for Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kirk Kerkorian and the very wealthy Pritzker family.
Custom-Made for Damon
Since the home was custom-made for Damon, and all the furniture fits the Asian/Californian theme, we're going to go out on a limb and say this is probably Damon's furniture.
The Kitchen Is Enormous
Damon's kitchen is certainly impressive.
It features stone flooring, thick marble countertops and an impressive central kitchen island with a breakfast bar.
Not Just for Potatoes
Damon's character in "The Martian" may have subsisted on potatoes while he was stranded on Mars, but he can make a heckuva lot more than just potatoes here.
Check out the stainless steel appliances and the double-wide Viking fridge. You could fit several Thanksgiving feasts in there.
Or hundreds of potatoes.
Oven? What Oven?
Curiously, the oven isn't positioned below the six-burner range top.
Instead, there are two ovens off to the side, near the fridge.
This makes for a very clean look and provides for even more drawer space.
Have a Seat and a Sip
The wine room looks like a room where the planning stages of a heist would take place à la "Ocean's Eleven" (sadly, there aren't 11 chairs).
We're not sure how many bottles of wine this place can hold, but it's certainly several hundred.
The Master Bedroom Is Divine
We believe this is the master bedroom because it has pocket doors and a large private balcony.
Of course, it's not entirely possible to tell for sure, since this is a $21 million mansion with seven bedrooms.
This Closet Can Store All the Clothes
The master closet is absolutely enormous, with enough space for virtually any amount of clothes two people could possibly want.
Along with recessed lighting and large windows, a set of pendant lights hang down from the conical ceiling.
Is This Matt Damon's Closet?
While that closet looked pretty empty, there's another master closet. This one looks like it's fitted with Mat Damon's clothes, which appear to be a lot of jeans and T-shirts as well as a bevy of sports coats.
Get a Massage Here
Off the bigger master closet is this spa area. Two yoga mats, one for Damon and one for his wife, lay side by side on the floor.
The property isn't quite lavish enough to have a masseuse living on site, but maybe their next house will be?
The Bathroom Is Awesome
The master bathroom is designed similarly to the rest of the home, with warm, natural colors.
The view is full of treetops.
It's very zen!
There's Loads of Light
Light flows in through the bathroom's wall-length windows, while recessed lighting is in the mahogany beams.
A simple, square-shaped, built-in bathtub is nestled in the corner, right near a spacious walk-in shower.
And Lots of Wood
The same kind of built-in drawers and cabinetry seen in the kitchen and other rooms is here as well.
The counter wraps from the double vanities to the bathtub after a right-angle dip.
The Children's Room Has a Chandelier
Damon has three daughters: Isabella (age 14), Gia (12), and Stella (10). He had all of those children with Barroso, whom he has been married to since 2005.
He also has an adopted daughter, Alexia, who was born to Barroso from a previous relationship.
The Bedrooms Are Nice and Cozy
Damon met Barroso while filming "Stuck On You" in 2003. He had gone out to a nightclub where Barroso was tending bar, and, after being recognized a bit too much, he hid behind the bar.
For fun, she put him to work making drinks. "[H]e made me a ton of money in tips that night, because of course everyone wanted to go and see him," Barroso recalled.
The two started flirting, and Damon asked her out that night, but she declined and said she had to go home and take care of her daughter. But the two did begin dating, eventually, and the rest is history.
All the Bathrooms Are Luxurious
Damon's love story is unusual for Hollywood, where actors date other big stars, models and important Hollywood people. But it makes sense when you consider his upbringing.
Damon grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His father divorced his mother when he was 2, and his mom moved them to a six-family communal house.
"All the people involved were left wing, and she’s always talking loud about making the world a better place. She nags me about it," he told Parade in 2003.
The Living Room Sure Looks Comfortable
Damon is exceptionally bright and attended Harvard, where he studied English, but dropped out just 12 credits shy of his bachelor's degree to pursue an acting career.
This is also where he began writing the screenplay for "Good Will Hunting."
There's a Home Theater, Too
He and his best bud, Ben Affleck, went on to complete Damon's screenplay and sell it to Miramax in 1994.
Both had starring roles, and Damon walked away with a Best Actor Academy Award nomination, and both won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
That is a crazy ride to fame. Damon was 27 when the film came out.
The Gym Is Really Cool
The gym has a personal touch, with wavy patterns reminiscent of expressionist paintings and an @Arcade sign above the workout equipment.
There's a Martian in the Basement
The basement has a lounging area with a furry rug and throw pillows.
But what's really cool is the spacesuit statue that can be seen in the mirror. It's the same kind of suit from "The Martian."
It doesn't seem like this sort of statue was ever made for sale to the public. Perhaps it was some kind of gift to Damon.
Lounging on the Outside
The home has outdoor living space with several places to lounge.
The property is bordered by a thick line of trees for privacy.
There's a Playset
On the 0.68-acre grounds is a children's playset and trampoline, two things that any child would love to have.
The lawn is perfectly manicured and so are the hedges. The wall in this area is covered by ivy.
Of Course There's a Pool
The property includes a long pool with a wooden walkway, cabana, and lounging area.
A set of stairs leads up to the second-floor balcony, which is likely where the master bedroom is.
Pebbles by the Pool
Pebbles and stonework line one of the sides of the pool, making for an Asian-inspired landscape.
It looks absolutely serene.
Dine and Lounge in the Cabana
The cabana has dining and lounge seats, with large white chairs and a white, C-shaped sofa.
It's lit up with soft outdoor lighting and candles.
Inside the Cabana
Inside the cabana is a large, widescreen television with ceiling fans for those hot California days.
The ceiling is made with a bamboo-shaped pattern design, perfect for that Asian influence.
Where to Next?
Damon has been mum about where he's moving to next.
He already owns a condo in Brooklyn, New York City, which he purchased for a whopping $16.74 million in December 2018.
He is certainly not going to Australia, though. Damon was mistakenly believed to be the buyer of a mansion in Australia, which sold for $22 million in 2019.