The Irish “fairy tale” house Matt Damon rented during the initial COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020 has sold for about $4.2 million. The actor rented the house while filming his newest movie, “The Last Duel,” outside Dublin.
Filming was canceled before it began, so Matt Damon and his family quarantined at the house for two months before returning to New York, as Page Six previously reported. Matt Damon returned to Dublin in fall 2020 to resume shooting.
“It feels like a fairy tale here,” the 50-year-old “Bourne Ultimatum” star told Dublin radio station Spin 1038 of the house in Dalkey, Ireland. “This is one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever been.”
His lockdown “fairy tale” home was built for and owned by former Ferrari Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine in 1993, who has finally offloaded the property after two decades on and off the market, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
The home is distinct for its copper turret and avant-garde wood panels defining the home’s exterior. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home spans 5,000 square feet across two floors, according to the listing.
The home’s stone stairs rise to a set of black double doors with glass panels. They open onto the polished wood floors of the dining room, which has a sleek straight-grained table with seating for 10, a fireplace and a stained-glass window with a modern twist — horizontal stripes, listing photos show.
The dining room leads to an eat-in kitchen with a large square island. Upstairs is a large living room with a fireplace, a separate office and panoramic views of the sea and the mountains. The home has a four-person Jacuzzi, and down a spiral staircase, a sauna and a plunge pool, according to the Irish Times.