Anyone who’s ever driven through Malibu, CA, on the Pacific Coast Highway will have doubtless noted Cher‘s iconic estate, which she just listed for $85 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Italian Renaissance-style compound’s famous gatehouse, which serves as a guesthouse, is visible from the road. Passersby can tell there’s something remarkable behind it.
The mononymous singer purchased the 1.79-acre cliffside property in 1989 for $2.95 million.
It took more years for the astounding estate to be designed, planned, and then completed in 1999. In fact, the gatehouse is rumored to have been a notorious bone of contention between Cher and the Coastal Commission.
The elaborate mansion measures 13,200 square feet and has seven bedrooms, plus an unlisted number of baths.
“From every room, there is an ocean view,” Cher told the Journal.
Of course, there’s a sweeping Pacific view from Cher’s own private quarters, which also feature a private meditation room and two closets—one is fortified and equipped to be used as a panic room.
And her primary bath is designed to resemble a Turkish hammam or spa, with elaborate wood screens.
And, do you believe? There are also reports of a climate-controlled room with almost 100 unique hairpieces.
Among the more fabulous features outdoors are a tennis court, infinity pool, gym, driveway lined with 40 palm trees, and courtyard with a Moorish-style fountain.
The pop icon was known for throwing A-list parties and dinners, and invitations were highly coveted.
As a singer, producer, and actress, Cher, 76, has won an Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar. She’s sold more than 100 million records, which ranks her among the world’s bestselling music artists.
She’s been known for her pop songs and style since the 1960s, when she performed with her then-husband, Sonny Bono. The ageless artist is still active as a performer, philanthropist, and fashion icon.
Real estate redux
This is not the first time the lavish retreat has been on the market. Realtor.com® records show that Cher previously listed the property for $45 million in 2009.
And her former palace in Beverly Hills was listed in 2019 for $48 million.
Robert Kass of Hilton & Hyland and his colleague Drew Fenton represent the Malibu listing.
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