Why, if real estate brokers left and right doubt that he'll ever be able to win the approval of the Gold Coast's prehistoric gatekeepers, does Matt Damon keep insisting on checking out some of the Upper East Side's poshest co-ops? Um, maybe because he's Jason Bourne, and Jason Bourne can do whatever the fuck he wants? The latest Damon house call was a trip to 1030 Fifth Avenue, the Post's Jennifer Gould Keil reports. Along with the 9,000 square feet, eight bedrooms, four fireplaces, wood-paneled study and other standard stuffy Fifth Avenue decor, the 16-room duplex Damon peeped comes with an interesting price history: After hitting the market for $47.5 million one year ago, the asking price has plummeted to $19.9 million?just your typical 58% drop. Equally as epic: the floorplan.
From the (Dolly Lenz!) brokerbabble:
The stunning living room, library and an elegant formal dining room all face Fifth Avenue. The remainder of the third floor is comprised of three grandly sized bedrooms, a chef's kitchen with an adjoining breakfast room, staff room and three bathrooms and a powder room. An exceptionally beautiful and grand staircase leads to four bedrooms on the upper floor plus an incomparable master bedroom suite, which has a private dressing room, a working fireplace, a corner windowed bathroom and a private wood-paneled study.And best of all: No giant pictures on the side of the building!
· Listing: 1030 Fifth Avenue [Elliman]
· Still hunting [NYP/Gimme Shelter, fourth item]