The beautiful ‘fairytale’ mansion where Matt Damon stayed in Ireland is sold for $ 4.2 million

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Rented during the first Covid-19 lockdown, the beautiful Irish ‘fairytale’ mansion Matt Damon has sold for $ 4.2 million.

The actor, 50, was staying at the five-bedroom house in the Dublin suburb of Dalkey in March 2020, when he arrived to film his latest movie The Last Duel, calling it ‘one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever been. ‘

Filming for the movie was canceled due to the pandemic, so Matt and his 14-year-old wife Luciana were quarantined at the house for two months with their daughters Isabella, 13, Gia, 11, and Stella, nine.

Inside Matt Damon's Irish fairytale gated house: a five-bed mansion rented by an actor during the pandemic - built in the 1990s for Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine - has sold for $ 4.2 million

Inside Matt Damon’s Irish ‘fairytale’ lockdown house: a five-bed mansion rented by actor during the pandemic – built in the 1990s for Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine – has sold for $ 4.2 million

Lockdown House: The actor, 50, rented the five-bedroom house in the Dublin suburb of Dalkey in March 2020, when he arrived to film his latest movie The Last Duel, which was canceled due to the pandemic (pictured in 2019)

Lockdown House: The actor, 50, rented the five-bedroom house in the Dublin suburb of Dalkey in March 2020, when he arrived to film his latest movie The Last Duel, which was canceled due to the pandemic (pictured in 2019)

Property manager Clare Connolly, who facilitated short-term rentals at the house, told the New York Post: Ischia was sold a few weeks ago. I miss the house so much! Some great memories attached to it! ‘

The house, which was built in 1993 for and owned by former Ferrari Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine, was finally sold on April 15 after two decades on the market and beyond.

With five bedrooms and five bathrooms, the mansion spans 5,000 square feet over two floors, and large windows throughout the home provide plenty of natural light.

The exterior of the house is covered with wood paneling and exposed brickwork, and the unusual shape is accentuated by a copper turret in the center.

Outside there is a swimming pool in the garden, as well as a covered terrace and a sitting area that overlooks the greenery at the back of the house.

Exterior: The house, which was built in 1993 for and owned by former Ferrari Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine, was finally sold on April 15 after two decades on the market and beyond.

Exterior: The house, which was built in 1993 for and owned by former Ferrari Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine, was finally sold on April 15 after two decades on the market and beyond.

Fancy a swim?  Outside there is a pool in the garden, as well as a covered veranda and a sitting area that looks out to the greenery at the back of the house

Fancy a swim? Outside there is a pool in the garden, as well as a covered veranda and a sitting area that overlooks the greenery at the back of the house

Loved up: Matt and wife of 14 years Luciana are quarantined at the house for two months with their daughters Isabella, 13, Gia, 11, and Stella, nine (the couple pictured together in 2019)

Loved up: Matt and wife of 14 years Luciana are quarantined at the house for two months with their daughters Isabella, 13, Gia, 11, and Stella, nine (the couple pictured together in 2019)

Other amenities include a four-person Jacuzzi, sauna and plunge pool, as well as a games room with a pool table, bar and covered lagoon.

In the dining room, the ten-person table is in the center of the room with a sleek gray fireplace and soft beige furniture, with patio doors to the outside.

The modern white kitchen features industrial-grade built-in appliances and a square island, as well as a table for eating by the nearly floor-length windows.

Matt first spoke of life in an enclosed space on Emerald Isle during an interview with Graham O’Toole and Nathan O’Reilly on Irish Spider 103.8’s Fully Charged, and the house was ‘like a fairytale’.

But Dalkey has the A-list approval, as Matt gushed: ‘It’s unbelievable. This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. It feels a bit like a fairytale here. Bono lives there, Enya lives there ‘.

Playtime: With five bedrooms and five bathrooms, the mansion spans 5,000 square feet over two floors and includes a game room with pool table

Playtime: With five bedrooms and five bathrooms, the mansion spans 5,000 square feet over two floors and includes a game room with pool table

Interior: In the dining room, the ten-person table is in the center of the room with a sleek gray fireplace and soft beige furniture, with patio doors to the outside

Interior: In the dining room, the ten-person table is in the center of the room with a sleek gray fireplace and soft beige furniture, with patio doors to the outside

The star was ordered to stay close to home when the land closed, but Matt seemed pleased with the home’s surroundings.

He added: ‘I mean two miles [from] here there are trees and forests and forests and oceans. I can’t think of anywhere else you’d rather be in a two-kilometer radius. ‘

The house was previously available to stay on Airbnb for $ 2,000 a night, but it’s unknown if the new owners will rent it out.

Celebrity neighbors reportedly include Belfast blues musician Van Morrison, as well as Bono and Edge of Irish rock band U2.

Cooking: The modern white kitchen features built-in industrial appliances and a square island, as well as a table for eating by the nearly floor-length windows

Cooking: The modern white kitchen features built-in industrial appliances and a square island, as well as a table for eating by the nearly floor-length windows

Relax: After a spiral staircase down into the house, which Matt gushed was 'like a fairy tale', there is a sauna and plunge pool for guests

Relax: After a spiral staircase down into the house, which Matt gushed was ‘like a fairy tale’, there is a sauna and plunge pool for guests

During the interview, the star also revealed that his daughter Alexia, 21, had contracted coronavirus but made a full recovery while living in New York City.

Alexia is the daughter of his wife Luciana from a previous relationship, but he called her his “oldest daughter.”

He said, “Our oldest daughter is in college, she’s in New York. She had Covid very early on, along with her roommates, and got through it fine. But everyone is okay …

“It’s scary for that generation for Lucy’s mom and my mom. I think we all have the message now, everyone is doing the isolation and social distance and washing hands and everything we can to ease this, but it’s scary, especially for our parents. ‘

View: Other amenities include a four-person Jacuzzi with a wall of windows on one side for you to relax and enjoy the scenery

View: Other amenities include a four-person Jacuzzi with a wall of windows on one side for you to relax and enjoy the scenery

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