May 03, 2021
Inside Matt Damons $4.2M Irish fairy tale lockdown mansion
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The Irish “fairy tale” house Matt Damon rented during the initial COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020 has sold for about $4.2 million.
“Ischia sold a few weeks ago. I really miss the house so much! Some great memories associated with it!” property manager Clare Connolly, who facilitated short-term rentals at the house, confirmed to The Post via email.
Damon rented the house while filming his newest movie, “The Last Duel,” outside Dublin. Filming was canceled before it began, so Damon and his family quarantined at the house for two months before returning to New York, Page Six previously reported. 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.”“Ischia sold a few weeks ago. I really miss the house so much! Some great memories associated with it!” property manager Clare Connolly, who facilitated short-term rentals at the house, confirmed to The Post via email. Airbnb “It feels like a fairy tale here,” the 50-year-old “Bourne Ultimatum” star told local radio station Spin 1038. “This is one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever been.” Airbnb His lockdown “fairy tale” home was built for and owned by former Ferrari Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine in 1993.Airbnb
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 .
He got 3.5 million euros, or about $4.2 million (just over half his original asking price), for it on April 15 in an off-market deal, according to Irish property records.
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 dining room has a sleek straight-grained table for 10, a fireplace and a stained-glass window with a modern twist — horizontal stripes.Airbnb The eat-in kitchen has a large square island, seamless glossy white cabinets and built-in industrial-grade appliances.Airbnb The kitchen has an eat-in breakfast nook with expansive views.Airbnb
The modern Ischia house, where Damon fell in love with Ireland, sits on a hill on Sorrento Road in Dalkey, overlooking the White Rock and Killiney beaches. The home is modern yet warm due to the reddish-wood touches throughout, designed by award-winning architects Smith + Kennedy, according to a video Connolly made.
“I mean, two kilometers [from] here, there’s trees and forests and woods and oceans. I can’t think of any place else you’d rather want to be in a two-kilometer radius of,” said Damon to Spin 1038. Damon was instructed to stay within two kilometers of his residence due to novel coronavirus concerns.
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.Upstairs is a large living room with a fireplace, a separate office and panoramic views of the sea and the mountains.Airbnb A stay at this home costs about $2,000 a night on Airbnb with a minimum stay of two nights. Airbnb The home has a separate office with a tri-paneled view.Airbnb
The dining room leads to an eat-in kitchen with a large square island, seamless glossy white cabinets and built-in, industrial-grade appliances, according to the listing.
Upstairs is a large living room with a fireplace, a separate office and panoramic views of the sea and the mountains, according to the listing.
The home has a four-person Jacuzzi, and down a spiral staircase, a sauna and a plunge pool, according to the Irish Times.The home has a four-person Jacuzzi.Airbnb
Downstairs, a game room with a pool table has an indoor lagoon that extends outside to a lit, heated pool area. A timber deck and a bar outfit the outdoor entertaining spaces, the listing shows.
A stay at this home costs about $2,000 a night on Airbnb with a minimum stay of two nights. It is unknown whether the home will continue to be rented out under its new owner.
Celebrity neighbors are believed to include Belfast blues musician Van Morrison, as well as Bono (who spent lockdown in Italy) and Edge from Irish rock band U2, according to the Irish Times.The view out the bedroom window can be seen in this photo. Airbnb Director Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel,” starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer, is slated to be released in October.Airbnb A timber deck and a bar outfit the outdoor entertaining spaces, the listing shows. Airbnb
Damon’s spring stint in Ireland ended when his stepdaughter Alexia contracted the novel coronavirus at college in New York in May 2020, Page Six reported. He resumed filming in the fall of 2020, but reports have not confirmed whether he resumed residence in Irvine’s house.
Director Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel,” starring Damon, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer, is slated to be released in October.
Damon — whose net worth was $55 million in 2016, the last year he made the list of Forbes’ highest paid celebrities — is most known for his “Bourne” movies, the most recent of which is 2016’s “Jason Bourne.” He has also starred in “Saving Private Ryan,” several “Oceans” movies, Marvel’s “Thor” films and “The Great Wall,” for which he briefly sported a ponytail.Damon resumed filming in the fall of 2020, but reports have not confirmed whether he resumed residence in Irvine’s house.Airbnb The home has four en-suite bathrooms and one shared bathroom.Airbnb
Damon is also known for his celebrity bromance with Ben Affleck (who contributed to the script of “The Last Duel” and with whom he collaborated on the Oscar-winning script for “Good Will Hunting”) and his joke-rivalry with Jimmy Kimmel, whose then-girlfriend comedian Sarah Silverman made headlines when she starred in a clip titled “I’m f – – king Matt Damon” on Kimmel’s show in 2009.
The “Ford v Ferrari” star, his wife Luciana Barroso and their four children currently live in New York City’s former BeauxArts hotel, the fictional home of Superman’s alter ego Clark Kent. He purchased the Brooklyn Heights property for $16.7 million in 2018.
He reportedly also owns an apartment in the East Village, and he previously had homes in California and Australia.
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NHS told to brace for surge in sick kids after lockdown lowered immunity to common bug
Modelling from Public Health England (PHE) shows that there could be a possible rise in cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).1Children haven't been exposed to RSV as they haven't been in school due to Covid-19Credit: Alamy
This is a condition that can cause bronchiolitis and which may have been suppressed by anti-covid measure put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The HSJ reported that modelling from PHE shows that there could be between 20 and 50 per cent more cases of children needing to be hospitalised than normal from RSV.
Projections show that a surge on this scale would need double the number of paediatric intensive care beds and an increase in other critical care capabilities for children.
Data from the Oxford Vaccine Group shows that each year around 30,000 kids are hospitalised due to RSV.
These children are usually under the age of five but, estimates show that infections this year could impact younger kids, those aged three and under.
The spike could occur as early as September and the UK’s four chief medical officers are said to be discussing the issue.What is respiratory syncytial virus?
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common, and very contagious, virus that infects the respiratory tract of most children before their second birthday.
For most babies and young children, the infection causes nothing more than a cold.
But for a small percentage, infection with RSV can lead to serious problems such as bronchiolitis, which is inflammation of the small airways of the lungs, or pneumonia, which can become life-threatening.
RSV infection can cause cold-like symptoms, including cough and runny nose, which usually last for one to two weeks.
Call your baby's doctor if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Trouble breathing
- Cough producing yellow, green, or grey mucus
- Unusually upset or inactive
- Refuses to breastfeed or bottle-feed
- Signs of dehydration - lack of tears when crying, little or no urine in the nappy for six hours, and cool, dry skin
If your baby is very tired, breathes rapidly, or has a blue tint to the lips or fingernails, get medical attention immediately.
A source told HSJ that they plan to write to ministers to highlight it and said that the NHS is working on a response plan and that local health leaders will be informed.
During the pandemic, schools were closed and children were not mingling with each other.
Because of this many kids have missed out on normal exposure to RSV.
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Experts told the HSJ: "There is a concern that children this year have missed out on normal RSV viral exposure… They would normally be exposed to this but won’t have because of lockdown.”
Another source added: "We may get a big surge of routine respiratory conditions this autumn/winter as most people avoided contact last winter - ie not just kids.”
NHS trusts are said to be working on increased capacity in order to deal with a possible surge.
The Sun has contacted the Department of Health.Chloe Goodman’s baby daughter rushed to hospital with viral respiratory infection