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Matt Damon lists California home for $21M following move to $16million New York penthouse

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Matt Damon has listed his California home for $21million ahead of a permanent move back to New York. 

The 50-year-old Oscar winner bought the luxury, seven bed, eight and a half bath property in the upmarket neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, in 2012. 

The 13,508sqft home, on a lush 0.68acre lot, is one of the most spacious in the area, with a Zen-inspired garden with a pool, spa, waterfall, koi pond and Lanai with alfresco dining. 

But while millions have left populous cities, like New York, during the pandemic, the Good Will Hunting and Jason Bourne star is selling up in California after deciding to move back to the east coast city with his family, the listing agent has claimed. 

Matt Damon has listed his home in Pacific Palisades, outside of Los Angeles in California, for $21million

The 13,000sqft property sits on 0.68acres of land that has been landscaped to be 'ultra private'

The 13,000sqft property sits on 0.68acres of land that has been landscaped to be ‘ultra private’

The garden is designed to be 'Zen' like with palm trees and lush vegetation

The garden is designed to be ‘Zen’ like with palm trees and lush vegetation

The property features soaring 35ft mahogany ceilings in the entrance way and up the stairs

The property features soaring 35ft mahogany ceilings in the entrance way and up the stairs

The property was designed to have a 'Zen', Japanese feel to it with a lot of wood and marble and white walls

The property was designed to have a ‘Zen’, Japanese feel to it with a lot of wood and marble and white walls

The marble clad kitchen is part of the open plan living areas and looks out onto the pool

The marble clad kitchen is part of the open plan living areas and looks out onto the pool 

The marble clad kitchen features gleaming appliances including a double hob stove

The marble clad kitchen features gleaming appliances including a double hob stove

The open-plan kitchen and living areas open up to the swimming pool and Lanai

The open-plan kitchen and living areas open up to the swimming pool and Lanai

It features open-plan living and dining areas that were redesigned by KAA Designs after the Damons purchased the home

It features open-plan living and dining areas that were redesigned by KAA Designs after the Damons purchased the home

Floor to ceiling doors open up on two sides of the home to bring in the outdoors to the movie room

Floor to ceiling doors open up on two sides of the home to bring in the outdoors to the movie room

Light pours in through the properties many floor to ceiling windows

Light pours in through the properties many floor to ceiling windows

The home features a cellar and bar, for those with vast wine collections

The home features a cellar and bar, for those with vast wine collections

The property features multiple lounging spaces, including a den and a games room

The property features multiple lounging spaces, including a den and a games room

Part of the games room is a full sized billiards table, with views out into the garden where there is a children's swing set and trampoline

Part of the games room is a full sized billiards table, with views out into the garden where there is a children’s swing set and trampoline

The home is kitted out with its own full gym to help you stay in shape

The home is kitted out with its own full gym to help you stay in shape

Gleaming mahogany floors and lush plants fill the corridors

Gleaming mahogany floors and lush plants fill the corridors

The property was redesigned by Grant Kirkpatrick, of KAA Designs, with open plan living and entertaining spaces and a central atrium with 35ft mahogany ceilings. 

The ultra private space includes a game room, bar, office, gym, media room, staff quarters and wine room.

The master bedroom suite is complete with dual dressing rooms and a spa-style bath. 

The property features seven luxurious bedrooms and eight and a half baths

The property features seven luxurious bedrooms and eight and a half baths

The master bedroom suite offers dual dressing room areas to get ready with a lot of in built storage

The master bedroom suite offers dual dressing room areas to get ready with a lot of in built storage

The property has eight and a half baths, including this marble clad bath and shower with a view

The property has eight and a half baths, including this marble clad bath and shower with a view

One of the seven bedrooms features wrap-around windows on two sides

One of the seven bedrooms features wrap-around windows on two sides

The spacious property has seven bedrooms, each with an ensuite

The spacious property has seven bedrooms, each with an ensuite

One of the eight and a half baths in the property, all marble clad, with golden gilt mirrors

One of the eight and a half baths in the property, all marble clad, with golden gilt mirrors

The home is over 13,000sqft and is one of the largest in the local area

The home is over 13,000sqft and is one of the largest in the local area

There are multiple outdoor entertaining areas where the family could enjoy relaxing

There are multiple outdoor entertaining areas where the family could enjoy relaxing

The outdoor entertaining spaces are well sheltered from prying eyes with lush vegetation

The outdoor entertaining spaces are well sheltered from prying eyes with lush vegetation

The lush gardens are designed to be 'Zen-like' and include a pool and Lanai for outdoor dining

The lush gardens are designed to be ‘Zen-like’ and include a pool and Lanai for outdoor dining

The pool features multiple entertaining areas as well as sunbathing

The pool features multiple entertaining areas as well as sunbathing

Damon bought the California property in 2012, before putting it up for sale on January 19 this year

Damon bought the California property in 2012, before putting it up for sale on January 19 this year 

Listing agent Eric Haskell said that Damon decided to make New York City their primary home, in the penthouse he bought for $16million in Brooklyn Heights in 2018, as reported in The New York Post. 

‘They really love it there, even with everything going on with COVID,’ Haskell said.

At the time of the purchase it was one of the area’s most expensive apartments, with other Hollywood residents reportedly actors The Office’s John Krasinski and Mary Poppins 2 star Emily Blunt.

The building, designed by Frank S. Lowe and built in 1903, hit the market in 2016 as converted residential units with the original brick and limestone facade restored.   

Damon married Luciana Barroso, a former waitress, in 2005, and they have four daughters together, including one from Barroso's first marriage. They are pictured in 2019 at Toronto International Film Festival

Damon married Luciana Barroso, a former waitress, in 2005, and they have four daughters together, including one from Barroso’s first marriage. They are pictured in 2019 at Toronto International Film Festival

Matt Damon is moving his family to the $16million penthouse he bought in 2018 at The Standish in Brooklyn Heights, New York, making it one of the area's most expensive properties at the time

Matt Damon is moving his family to the $16million penthouse he bought in 2018 at The Standish in Brooklyn Heights, New York, making it one of the area’s most expensive properties at the time

The spacious home will now be the family's permanent base

The spacious home will now be the family’s permanent base

The family are said to 'love' the property despite covid restrictions in New York

The family are said to ‘love’ the property despite covid restrictions in New York

Damon and his family are said to 'love' it at the New York home, despite Covid restrictions

Damon and his family are said to ‘love’ it at the New York home, despite Covid restrictions 

The marble clad lobby of the building where Damon and his family join other Hollywood residents like actors Emily Blunt and her husband John Krasinski.

The marble clad lobby of the building where Damon and his family join other Hollywood residents like actors Emily Blunt and her husband John Krasinski. 

According to Page Six, Damon was accused of causing ‘havoc’ in July last year when the family moved into the 6,000 sqft apartment at the height of the pandemic, closing down a street to lift their furniture in via crane. 

Damon married former waitress Luciana Barroso in 2005 and they have four daughters, aged 10, 12, 14 and 21.

In May Damon, Barroso and a few of their children became stuck in Ireland during the COVID-19 lockdown when he was filming Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel.

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