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Cher’s Original Beverly Hills Mansion

“Cher’s Original Mansion”

Beyond her unique contralto vocals and risque stage costumes, Cher’s less heralded but equal talent is her exquisite taste in creating elegant homes with plush rusticity. For years these homes have graced the pages of the architectural and decor authority ‘Architectural Digest’ with her style of pristine white furniture against antique wood beams and textured stucco with a touch of Moroccan influence, which catapulted into the look so replicated today. Her first serious home after her divorce from Sonny Bono, which she designed and built in Beverly Hills in 1980, is now back on the market with the new price of $68 million – $17 million below its original ask.

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Cher built her mansion on the four acres she originally purchased. As her career and personal life advanced, she eventually sold the property to comedian-actor Eddie Murphy in the late 1980s. He held on to it until 1994 when new owners took over and began accumulating additional parcels of land. Over the years they turned the property into the five parcel, 14-acre premier equestrian estate that it is today – the last compound of its size in Beverly Hills.

Privately hidden from view behind massive entry gates and mature landscaping, the 20,000-square-foot unfinished main residence is in the first stage of an interior remodeling with 11 bedrooms and 17 baths. Outside are stone terraces, pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and tennis courts with cabana and seating for viewing the players. The move-in-ready detached 7,000-square-foot guest house has exotic appeal with its walk-through arches, Moroccan tile, coffered ceilings, hand-carved wooden doors, five bedrooms and five baths. Also within the complex is a large equestrian center with a luxurious stable that includes five stalls and large lounge area with slate floors and fireplace.

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The grounds are reminiscent of a European park in summer with expansive lawns, flower beds, mature trees and walkways. Tucked behind foliage are two large riding rings and also a network of riding trails that wind throughout the property. Options for use include a single buyer who would live in the large guest house while completing the main mansion or for a developer who would want to build additional homes.

The home that Cher designed and built, now a five parcel, 14-acre equestrian estate in Beverly Hills has been relisted at $68 million – $17 million below its original listing price. Co-listing agents are Josh and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Beverly Hills.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.