Cher has such a penchant for buying and decorating mansions that there's actually a full slideshow on the Architectural Digest site devoted to just this cause. And so it continues: the pop star just sold the Los Angeles condo she listed earlier this year—that one's decorated in an "Indian fantasy" style by big-time designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Also on the market, for $1.89M, is her modern home in nearby Venice Beach. Finally, the mother lode: a 1.7-acre compound perched on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, which was officially listed for $45M in 2008, taken off the market, and is now being shopped around again as a quiet pocket listing for $41M.
The 13,126-square-foot Italian Renaissance-style mansion with stone walls and floors, a stamped-copper dining-room ceiling, and six bedrooms, was done up by designer Ron Wilson and described by Cher in a 2002 Arch Digest feature as "my sanctuary, my fortress, really—the only place I have any privacy," said the singer. "I'm comfortable here. This house wraps its arms around me." Aw, hugs! Find a few other interior photos below.
· Cher: At Her Renaissance-Style Refuge on a Malibu Bluff [Architectural Digest]
· All Cher coverage [Curbed National]