Movie star Matt Damon listed his Zen-inspired mansion in the Pacific Palisades enclave of Los Angeles for $21 million earlier this week as he makes his recently-purchased New York City penthouse his family’s primary pad. The 13,500+-square-foot residence is ultra-private and spacious with plenty of room for entertaining. The listing is represented by Eric Haskell with The Agency, who describes the sprawling home as, “a tropical retreat.” He says, “You don’t feel like you’re in southern California anymore.”
Masterfully crafted, the contemporary estate is encircled by lush landscaping, mature trees and includes flat, grassy yards on .68 acres, which is among the largest homesites in Pacific Palisades. Behind privacy gates lies an artful blend of rich woods and cool natural stones in an architectural masterpiece imagined by Grant Kirkpatrick of KAA Design. Inside is a seven-bedroom, ten-bathroom open floor plan with ample living spaces. The focal point of the home is a 35-foot atrium with mahogany vaulted ceilings.
Natural light floods the common areas, which include a living and dining area with clerestory windows and Asahi glass walls to promote fluid indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. The impressive chef’s kitchen boasts mahogany cabinets, Bluestone countertops and Viking, Wolf and Miele appliances. There’s also a game room, bar, gym, media room and wine tasting room. The master is a relaxing retreat that encompasses dual dressing rooms, a massage room and a spa-like master bath, as well as a private terrace.
According to property records, the Damon family purchased the home in 2012 for $15 million. Over the past nine years, they have done some cosmetic upgrades but no major renovations, according to Haskell.
Photography via Eric Haskell of The Agency/Alexis Adams