The Irish “fairy tale” home Matt Damon rented through the preliminary COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020 has offered for about $4.2 million.
“Ischia sold a few weeks ago. I really miss the house so much! Some great memories associated with it!” property supervisor Clare Connolly, who facilitated short-term leases on the home, confirmed to The Post through e mail.
Damon rented the home whereas filming his latest film, “The Last Duel,” outdoors Dublin. Filming was canceled earlier than it started, so Damon and his household quarantined on the home for 2 months earlier than returning to New York, Page Six previously reported. Damon returned to Dublin in fall 2020 to renew capturing.
“It feels like a fairy tale here,” the 50-year-old “Bourne Ultimatum” star told Dublin radio station Spin 1038 of the home in Dalkey, Ireland. “This is one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever been.”
His lockdown “fairy tale” dwelling was constructed for and owned by former Ferrari Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine in 1993, who has lastly offloaded the property after 20 years on and off the market, in line with the Belfast Telegraph.
He bought 3.5 million euros, or about $4.2 million (simply over half his unique asking worth), for it on April 15 in an off-market deal, according to Irish property records.
The house is distinct for its copper turret and avant-garde wooden panels defining the house’s exterior. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom dwelling spans 5,000 sq. ft throughout two flooring, according to the listing.
The trendy Ischia home, the place Damon fell in love with Ireland, sits on a hill on Sorrento Road in Dalkey, overlooking the White Rock and Killiney seashores. The house is trendy but heat as a result of reddish-wood touches all through, designed by award-winning architects Smith + Kennedy, according to a video Connolly made.
“I mean, two kilometers [from] here, there’s trees and forests and woods and oceans. I can’t think of any place else you’d rather want to be in a two-kilometer radius of,” mentioned Damon to Spin 1038. Damon was instructed to remain inside two kilometers of his residence on account of novel coronavirus issues.
The dwelling’s stone stairs rise to a set of black double doorways with glass panels. They open onto the polished wooden flooring of the eating room, which has a modern straight-grained desk with seating for 10, a hearth and a stained-glass window with a contemporary twist — horizontal stripes, itemizing pictures present.
The eating room results in an eat-in kitchen with a big sq. island, seamless shiny white cupboards and built-in, industrial-grade home equipment, in line with the itemizing.
Upstairs is a big front room with a hearth, a separate workplace and panoramic views of the ocean and the mountains, in line with the itemizing.
The dwelling has a four-person Jacuzzi, and down a spiral staircase, a sauna and a plunge pool, according to the Irish Times.
Downstairs, a recreation room with a pool desk has an indoor lagoon that extends outdoors to a lit, heated pool space. A timber deck and a bar outfit the outside entertaining areas, the itemizing exhibits.
A keep at this dwelling costs about $2,000 a night on Airbnb with a minimal keep of two nights. It is unknown whether or not the house will proceed to be rented out beneath its new proprietor.
Damon’s spring stint in Ireland ended when his stepdaughter Alexia contracted the novel coronavirus in school in New York in May 2020, Page Six reported. He resumed filming within the fall of 2020, however stories haven’t confirmed whether or not he resumed residence in Irvine’s home.
Director Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel,” starring Damon, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer, is slated to be launched in October.
Damon — whose net worth was $55 million in 2016, the final 12 months he made the listing of Forbes’ highest paid celebrities — is most recognized for his “Bourne” motion pictures, the latest of which is 2016’s “Jason Bourne.” He has additionally starred in “Saving Private Ryan,” several “Oceans” movies, Marvel’s “Thor” movies and “The Great Wall,” for which he briefly sported a ponytail.
Damon can be recognized for his celebrity bromance with Ben Affleck (who contributed to the script of “The Last Duel” and with whom he collaborated on the Oscar-winning script for “Good Will Hunting”) and his joke-rivalry with Jimmy Kimmel, whose then-girlfriend comedian Sarah Silverman made headlines when she starred in a clip titled “I’m f – – king Matt Damon” on Kimmel’s present in 2009.
The “Ford v Ferrari” star, his spouse Luciana Barroso and their 4 kids at the moment stay in New York City’s former BeauxArts hotel, the fictional dwelling of Superman’s alter ego Clark Kent. He purchased the Brooklyn Heights property for $16.7 million in 2018.