Stars just aren't like the rest of us. In 2018, Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso purchased a 6,000-square-foot penthouse in the Standish, a Beaux Arts building in New York's Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, for $16.5 million. It was, at the time, Brooklyn's most expensive apartment.
Now, he and his family are finally moving in. Page Six reported that the Oscar winner closed down an entire street on July 14 so he could begin the process of furnishing and landscaping his home. He brought in a huge crane that reached 14 stories high in order to lift furniture into his new apartment and hoist trees onto his outdoor terrace.
Many residents were not amused. "He closed off the street all day and parked an enormous big red crane right in the middle of the street," a local told Page Six. "There was no sign of Matt, but he had a huge team of contractors and there were shrubs, decking and huge crates filled with stuff going up in the air to the terrace. We were all waiting for the grand piano to be wheeled out."
According to the neighbor, locals have a nickname for Matt's building. "We call the building 'the Standoffish' because it is a little bit of Hollywood dumped in the middle of the more low-key Brooklyn Heights," the person told Page Six. "The lobby is all gold and marble, and the units have Austrian white oak flooring and Italian Carrara marble slab countertops."
According to the local, Hollywood stars John Krasinski and Emily Blunt live there too. Matt's place sounds pretty spectacular. "[He] has a triplex penthouse on the 11th and 12th floors and the roof. It is the highest building in the neighborhood, so it has unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline, New York Harbor and the bridges," the local said.