Actor Matt Damon sold his tasteful modern in Pacific Palisades this autumn. Damon initially listed the exceedingly warm and architecturally engaging house in the first weeks of the year; at the time, he hoped for a $21 million resolution. In the high summer the home saw a relist, with the ask dropped to a more competitive $17.9 million. Very close to the mark in the end, as the home wound up trading hands this month for $18 million.
The home’s Asian-inspired exterior design elements are matched by interior atmospherics that merge the cerebral with an incredibly invitational feel. Ornament is expresses through hardwood and stone, with the exterior stone wall picked up in the monolithic fireplace accent wall in the living area, and plank used nearly as frequently in ceiling design and for finishing walls as for finishing the floors of the house.
In the context of the home’s extensive use of hardwood, the way the interiors evoke space establishes a unique sense of balance, and that’s the basis of the living style. If this home has a luxurious sensibility, it resides in equipoise…although a gym and billiards room round out the amenities.
As in the home’s exterior design, the interiors make use of Asian design elements, including frosted glass shoji screen-inspired panels. A Pacific rim-style tea house on the grounds puts the finishing touch on the Eastern influence; it is joined by a fairly modest pool and a fairly large lawn.
In late December 2018, Damon purchased a new primary residence in New York. He closed on the condo in Brooklyn Heights, for $16.7 million.
Damon’s latest film releases include the critically acclaimed The Last Duel, with Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck. His upcoming projects include Thor: Love and Thunder, with Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Jeff Goldblum, and Vin Diesel, and Oppenheimer, with Emily Blunt and Robert Downey Jr.