Cher's Legendary Custom-Built Pan-Mediterranean-Style Mansion in Malibu: A Villa Befitting a Legend for Almost 25 Years"
Cher's custom-built pan-Mediterranean-style mansion in Malibu has been marketed as "A Villa Befitting a Legend" for almost 25 years. The property is now available for $75 million. Cher purchased the property in 1989 for $2.95 million, and it was completed in 1999 after almost five years of construction. Inspired by grand residences in southern Europe, including Venice's palazzos and Spain's Alhambra palace, the more than 13,000-square-foot villa sits on a prominent bluff above Amarillo Beach. The property is surrounded by a high wall, security gatehouse, and a large sliding gate, and features forty mature Canary palm trees. The entrance courtyard is lushly planted and features an octogram-shaped Moorish-style fountain as its centerpiece. The property offers endless views that sweep over the ocean from Point Dume to the Santa Monica Pier. The seven-bedroom villa showcases luxurious finishes and museum-quality Asian artworks, with no expense spared in its design. It boasts limestone and marble imported from Italy and France, hand-wrought bronze doors, and bespoke hardware and tiles from Spain and Morocco. The home presents a carefully arranged collection of artisanal finishes and numerous one-of-a-kind treasures. Inside the home, a living room features a coffered ceiling hand-painted using gold-leaf stencils and tea stain. The dining room features flamboyant Corinthian columns and an intricately patterned tin ceiling, with boucle-covered midcentury chairs adding a cozy anachronism. The primary suite is a private domain, featuring a silk-lined bedroom with a 1920s bed once owned by Rudolph Valentino and Natacha Rambova. It also includes a sunroom with 180-degree ocean and coastline views through pointed arch windows, a meditation space, and a hammam-style bathroom that showcases Turkish wood screens. The suite has two walk-in closets, one of which doubles as a secure panic room. The property features large arched windows that offer stunning views of the courtyard garden, infinity-edge pool, and ocean. Other notable features include a bright and spacious kitchen, a state-of-the-art home theater, an indoor/outdoor gym, and a temperature-controlled wig room said to hold more than 100 of Cher's hairpieces.
listed by Drew Fenton and Robert Kass of Carolwood Estates