Hot home news - Matt Damon's Miami home for sale
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Apr 25, 2013 at 4:07 PM
Lots of recent Matt Damon news including new wedding vows and a new movie.
And it looks like the star of The Departed is departing his Miami Beach mansion. 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'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.
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 landed in Miami when he met Argentine-born Luciana Bozán Barroso in 2003 while she was working as a bartender and he was filming Stuck on You in Miami. 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.
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. Click HERE for more details.
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Top 10 Frank Lloyd Wright homes for sale
Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than 1,000 structures in a career that spanned from 1890 until his death in 1959. He created some of the world's most famous buildings including the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania. He was named "the greatest American architect of all time" in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects.
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