Looks like the star of The Departed is departing his Miami Beach mansion and it’s now up for grabs. It might be hard to understand why anyone would ever leave such an exquisite estate in one of the world's premier neighborhoods. In Matt Damon's case, it is probably a career move to get closer to his Hollywood movie jobs and friends such as Ben Affleck. Matt's newest movie role as Liberace's much younger lover in Behind the Candelabra was filmed in Los Angeles (much of it filmed at Zsa Zsa Gabor's recently sold Bel Air home) premieres on HBO on May 26. Michael Douglas also stars in the role as Liberace.
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 and then built their dream mansion. 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.
Designed in Mediterranean-style with all the character of the grand mansions in the era of Henry Flagler, the 12,705 square foot home has seven bedrooms, ten bathrooms, home theater and custom office. The enviable acre of premium waterfront land includes the main house, pool house with roof terrace and a two bedroom guest house. With 170 feet of water frontage on Biscayne Bay, it also has a dock and views of downtown Miami.
Matt and Luciana have four children and just renewed their marriage vows in Saint Lucia on April 13th renting out the entire Sugar Beach resort for $600,000. The star-studded guest list included Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and Don Cheadle. The ceremony was officiated by Damon's good friend, and occasional arch enemy, Jimmy Kimmel.
Matt Damon’s North Miami Beach estate is now being offered at $20 million as he and his family depart for their new home in California.
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