Poignant photos show Matthew Perry enjoying his $6 million Pacific Palisades home where he was found dead over the weekend. Perry bought the property in August 2020, having downsized from a far ritzier penthouse and Malibu beach home around the same time. He was found dead in a hot tub at the property Saturday night.
Initial reports suggested the actor may have drowned, but coroners have yet to confirm a cause of death. Perry clearly enjoyed the property – which was relatively modest for a star so famous and so wealthy. His final Instagram post featured him relaxing in its hot tub at night time, which offers gorgeous Pacific Ocean views.
The 3,000 square foot property on Blue Sail Drive was built in 1965 as a modest ranch-style house. It has since undergone an extensive transformation, pictures show, with Perry putting his own personal stamp on the sprawling pad. He completely revamped the property, trading in a light oak floor for a darker wood and boho furniture for much louder colors.
The stunning four bedroom, four and a half bathroom home is perched upon a hillside overlooking the ocean, with many of the rooms featuring panoramic views of the Pacific. It was described before its sale as embodying ‘quintessential southern California living’, with scores of other celebs living in Pacific Palisades. Perry’s Friends co-star Matt LeBlanc also had a villa in the neighborhood before he sold up in 2016.
The Chandler Bing actor’s property was significantly cheaper than his previous real estate holdings. Back in 2020, he listed his stunning Malibu home for $14.95 million after purchasing it in 2011 in an off-market deal for $12 million. Like his previous beachside home, his whole house has panoramic views out over the ocean, with huge sliding doors making the open-plan layout light and airy.
The home spills out to a grassy 0.37-acre yard, which pictures suggest includes a fire pit and a raised pool. Perry regularly shared pictures from inside his house, including with his father, actor John Bennett Perry, just two weeks ago. The snap gave fans an insight into the statement decor in the home – including a huge purple crushed velvet sofa bed and stencil artwork reading ‘I forget what I forgot’. It also showed a huge snooker table, positioned directly in front of the garden for guests to enjoy the view as they played a game.
He also shared a snap of a sunny corner of his plot as a gardener was working two weeks ago. As well as expansive lawn, the house appears to boast a plot of newly-planted trees and other patches of plants. Two covered seating areas sit either side of the garden overlooking the lawn and pool area, aerial pictures show.
The modern, concrete infinity pool, which was upgraded from the jet pool the home had when Perry bought it, is set into the hillside below the edge of the property’s lawn. Perry’s final post on Instagram, shared earlier this week, shows him relaxing in the pool as he looks out into the distance. The caption read: ‘Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I’m Mattman,’ he said, referencing the caped crusader he regularly mentioned in his recent posts.
The Batman fanatic has decked out his entire home with superhero memorabilia, including a bat signal silhouette in laser lights illuminating the bottom of his swimming pool.
He previously lived in a luxurious LA penthouse, which was covered in Batman-themed items.
Perry also gave a glimpse into his living area when he recently shared a video of what appeared to be a home movie theater. He pans around the room to reveal two plasma TVs and a cinema-style projector screen, each showing The Batman, while lasers on the ceiling show the DC hero’s emblem. In another post, he showed the bat signal lit up in red lights, with the message: ‘Sleep well everybody. I’ve got the city tonight—Mattman.’
Perry recently shared a picture of a sign in his home reading: ‘BATMAN PLAYS PICKLEBALL’ It was followed by a picture of a sign reading: ‘BATMAN PLAYS PICKLEBALL’. Perry is said to have loved the sport, usually playing twice a day.
His home is close to the Riviera Country Club – where he is believed to have played the tennis-like game with a friend in the hours before his death. He only lasted an hour on the court at his local country club before going home, his regular partner told TV presenter Billy Bush. ‘[Pickleball] regulated his days,’ said Bush. ‘I spoke to the woman he played with this morning and every morning. She is in shock, adored Matt… she said he had been fatigued today and over the past week. A little more than usual.’
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