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Cher’s decades-long career has been defined by her ability to repeatedly shed her skin and reinvent herself, a trait that’s also evident in the singer’s vast and eclectic real estate portfolio. No two properties are exactly the same, and that’s intentionally. “I don’t know where people go to get this rule, ‘You will be one thing and one thing for all your life,'” she said. Architectural Summary in 1989.

Cher bought her first home in Aspen in the 1970s, but eventually had to sell it. Since then, she’s taken spots in New York, Hawaii, and throughout the greater Los Angeles area. With each home, she worked hard to make the spaces unique to her taste and aesthetic. Los Angeles-based designer Ron Wilson, his longtime collaborator and friend, said AD in 1989, “She stretches me to the limit, and more. I’ve tried every trick in the book, used every drapery treatment, every floor material. She’s had it all, and she still insists on let me do something new. Here, we’ve rounded up some of Cher’s most memorable homes, from low-key sanctuaries to Egyptian-inspired interiors and beyond.

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In addition to the large main house, Cher’s former Holmby Hills property included an Olympic-size swimming pool, pool house and guest house.

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One of Cher’s best-known properties was the Owlwood Estate in Holmby Hills, California, a sprawling property she and husband Sonny Bono bought for $750,000 (or about $4 million in today’s currency). . The Italian Renaissance-style home was built by architect Robert D. Farquhar in 1936 and included a historic 12,201 square foot main house with nine bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, an elevator, and a dramatic spiral staircase. It is believed that Marilyn Monroe spent a lot of time where her alleged boyfriend, 20th Century Fox founder Joseph Schenck, lived there. (Actor Tony Curtis and oil baron William Keck were also former owners.) It’s unclear how much Sonny and Cher ultimately unloaded the home for, but it recently sold for $88 million in 2020. .

Also in the ’70s, Cher owned a Beverly Hills pad that was known as her Egyptian fortress for the way it was decorated. The 20,000 square foot main house had stone flooring, brick accent walls, and wood-beamed ceilings. There was also a 7,000 square foot Moroccan-style guest house with hand-carved wooden doors, arched windows, and coffered ceilings, as well as five stables, two riding arenas, and a tennis court. “It was the only house I had a real emotional connection to,” Cher said. AD in 1992. The singer eventually sold the place to Eddie Murphy for an unknown amount in the 80s. It was last listed for $85 million in 2016.

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