Having been The Departed from this house for almost two years, Matt Damon has finally captured a buyer for his Miami Beach waterfront home. Now living in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades on the same street as his good buddy, Ben Affleck, since leaving Florida, Damon has recently starred in George Clooney’s The Monuments Men and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. He is currently starring in a science fiction film being made in Budapest, The Martian, based on the novel by Andy Weir. The film is set to be released in November, 2015.
Matt met Argentine-born Luciana Bozán Barroso in Miami in 2003 while she was working as a bartender and he was filming Stuck on You. They married in 2005, purchased double lots on La Gorce Island for $14.5 million that included a 1935 Mediterranean-style house that they updated to reflect their own style. The privacy and security of the island has attracted many celebrities in the past such as Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Calvin Klein and Ricky Martin.
Originally listed in April, 2013 for $20 million, the Mediterranean-style mansion looks like Old Florida glamor but with an updated modern interior containing 12,705 square feet with seven bedrooms, ten bathrooms, home theater and custom office. The acre of premium waterfront land includes the main house with wood floors and extensive moldings, gourmet kitchen with professional appliances and prep areas, pool house with roof terrace and outdoor kitchen, both a serenity and walk-in tiled pools, hot tub and a two bedroom guest house all behind lush palm trees and an eight-foot security wall. With 170 feet of water frontage on Biscayne Bay, the estate also has a boat dock and views of downtown Miami. The Atlantic Ocean beaches and multi-million dollar Miami Beach condos and luxury hotels are just a few blocks away. Matt’s former neighbors include Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Calvin Klein and Alex Rodriquez.
With no takers and continuing to lounge on the market, it was reduced toward the end of 2013 to $18.999 million. Since the property just went under contract on December 1st, 2014, and sold for $18.999 million.
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