Matt Damon has made one of the priciest deals of the year by selling his Pacific Palisades mansion for $18 million. The 13,508-square-foot property is bought by TV executive Ann Sarnoff, who became the first female CEO of Warner Bros. in 2019.
The Oscar-winning actor’s home is designed by Grant Kirkpatrick, founding partner of L.A.-based architecture firm KAA Design, who brought a tropical feel with warm wood, natural stone and Asahi glass across three stories. The mansion boasts of seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a game room, screening room, massage room, wine cellar, bar, office and gym.
The resort-style space also adds a spa, waterfall, a swimming pool, koi pond, and playground, and the interiors are composed of an intricate and interwoven creation of wood, stone, and stucco pavilions that blend Craftsman and Southeast Asian influences with classic California modernism.
Matt Damon first put his mansion up for sale nearly a year ago, initially asking $21 million. With no takers, the asking price was soon slashed to $17.9 million before a buyer stepped up to the plate.
The “Stillwater” and “The Last Duel” star is now living primarily in New York City with his family.
While Damon has earned some big bucks with the sale of his property, he is also co-writing a book on access to clean water.
The star has some big-name endorsers for a book he has out March 1 about access to safe water.
Former President Bill Clinton and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus are among those providing blurbs for ‘The Worth of Water’, which the Oscar-winning actor and filmmaker worked on with civil and environmental engineer Gary White. Damon has been a prominent spokesman for water sanitation since visiting Zambia in 2006. He founded the nonprofits Water.org and WaterEquity with White.
Damon and White met at a Clinton Global Initiative gathering in 2008.
“We’re excited to have written this book together, and we can’t wait to share the story of what happens when a movie actor and a civil engineer team up to try and take on the global water crisis — the stumbles and obstacles, the breakthroughs and big gains, and the incredible people we met along the way,” Damon and White said in a statement Tuesday.
“Our journey has proved two things: one, solving the water crisis is possible — within our lifetimes. And two, the key is unleashing the incredible determination and resourcefulness of the people who are fighting every day for essentials like safe water and sanitation.” According to the book’s publisher, the Penguin Random House imprint Portfolio, “The Worth of Water” will illuminate “the challenges of building and scaling market-based financial solutions to make clean water and sanitation more accessible. And ultimately, it’s the story of how communities and individuals can be empowered to make long-lasting investments in their own well-being.”