Cher – Equestrian Estate, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills, California
The Equestrian Estate situated in the posh Beverly Hills, Los Angeles is back on the market and is listed by Josh and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Beverly Hills. This Moroccan-style estate once belonged to the Hollywood icon Cher. The American singer and actress had bought this house in 1977 following her split with her husband Sonny. She built a customized house on this land in 1980. Cher has a knack for buying and selling luxurious properties and she is pretty good at it.
When Cher had originally purchased the property, she had built the mansion on 4 acres. Cher later sold the luxurious estate to comedian-actor Eddie Murphy in the late 1980s who eventually sold it to the next buyer in 1994. After accumulating more adjacent parcels of land by the new buyer, the estate grew up to 14-acres, what it is today.
The main house, 20,000 square feet, which is built in Moroccan style consists of 11 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms! This extravagant property sits behind extremely luxurious red gates. The complete house is made with pristine white walls and dark wood with numerous balconies, adding a Moroccan feel to it. There is a 7000 square feet guest house in addition to the main house, comprising of 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The guest house is also built in Moroccan style with white paint and dark wood.
Celebrities are known to live larger than life! The Oscar-winner Cher is no exclusion, imagine her property consists of tennis courts with seating for viewing the players, large-size gardens, a pool house and even a stable which can hold up to 5 horses with a riding ring attached to the stable. According to an interview, Cher said that this is the only house with which she had an emotional connection.