The architect used warm woods and natural stone to give the seven-bedroom home an organic feel
The Academy Award-winning A-lister Matt Damon has listed his posh Pacific Palisades residence for a hefty $21 million.
That is certainly a pretty penny, but the property, at 13,508 square feet on 0.58 acres, is one of the largest available in the prestigious Upper Riviera neighborhood of Pacific Palisades.
But size isn’t all that matters. The Zen-inspired residence built in 2004 is also a private and tranquil retreat. The architect, Grant Kirkpatrick of KAA Design Group, used warm woods and natural stone to give the seven-bedroom home an organic feel.
The soaring central atrium features 35-foot mahogany vaulted ceilings, which add to the home’s soothingly natural ambiance.
Other highlights include a huge, professional-quality gym, a dance studio with ballet bar (currently tricked out as a lounge), and a deluxe wine tasting room with storage for over 1,000 bottles.
The media room, game room, and kitchen are the perfect blend of technology and nature, with state-of-the art equipment surrounded by generous windows that showcase the mature landscaping.
The spacious kitchen boasts custom mahogany cabinetry, Bluestone countertops, as well as stainless-steel Viking, Wolf, and Miele appliances. A home chef can easily sneak a peak at nature through the clerestory windows and walls of glass.
The family bedrooms and the massive main suite are upstairs. Most have leafy green treetop views, even in the bathrooms and closets.
The main suite is relaxing yet lavish, with a private terrace, huge dual dressing room/closets, and a dedicated massage room. A spa-style main bathroom has a large soaking tub and multiperson shower.
The grounds are full of lush, tropical plants that benefit from the sea breezes and humidity from the nearby Pacific Ocean.
Mature foliage surrounds the children’s play area, pool, spa, waterfall, and koi pond, and also a Hawaiian-inspired lanai with a covered lounge and an alfresco dining terrace.
The estate is perfectly suited to a celebrity of Damon’s stature. It’s private, gated, and feels remote, yet is just minutes away from the new shopping, dining, and entertainment complex known as the The Palisades Village, as well as the prestigious Riviera Country Club. It’s also a quick drive to Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and the LAX airport.
Damon, 50, has starred in numerous hits, including the “Oceans” trilogy, “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Invictus,” and “The Martian.” The last two on that list won him Oscar nominations. He has three films in post-production, “The Last Duel,” “Stillwater,” and “No Sudden Move.”
Eric Haskell of The Agency has the listing.