Do you believe in love on one of Malibu’s best-known bluffs? Legendary Oscar-winning singer and actress Cher is praying at least one romantic billionaire does — her famously lavish mansion has returned to the market with an eye-popping $85 million price tag, as first reported by The Wall Street Journal.
Records show the “Goddess of Pop” purchased the blufftop property for just under $3 million back in 1989. Built and extensively customized to her personal tastes over the next decade by builder Wallace Tutt III and designer Ron Wilson, the guard-gated property spans 1.7 acres, with walls of arched windows and doors offering up sweeping coastal views spanning from Point Dume to Santa Monica and Catalina Island beyond. The listing is held by Robert Kass and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland.
It’s not the first time Cher has attempted to sell the massive home, which is perhaps one of Malibu’s most visible and instantly recognizable residential landmarks. More than a decade ago, she was widely reported to be shopping the property around with a $45 million price tag, though the place never sold.
As for the main house, it has seven bedrooms in about 13,200 square feet of living space that was given a recent makeover by Los Angeles-based interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Amenities include an infinity-edge pool, a tennis court and separate guesthouse. An interior courtyard bolstered by a Moorish-style fountain fronts the home, and spacious rooms throughout are punctuated by limestone and marble imported from Italy and France, hand-wrought bronze doors, hardware and tile from Spain and Morocco, and even an 18th-century Venetian marble balustrade purchased from William Randolph Hearst’s collection at San Simeon, as seen in a September 2022 Architectural Digest article.
Especially standing out is a striking entrance featuring limestone block walls, bronze doors and carved panels from India. From there, a fireside living room rests beneath a hand-painted gold-leaf-stenciled and tea-stained ceiling donning a Moroccan chandelier, and the formal living room is topped with a tin ceiling boasting Moroccan bronze lanterns. There’s also a gourmet kitchen outfitted with bespoke white cabinetry, a silver tile backsplash by Ann Sacks and high-end Wolf appliances.
Bronze-studded walnut doors open to the sumptuous master retreat, which is decked out with a sitting area and dual closets — one that serves as a panic room — as well as a luxe hammam-inspired bath equipped with Turkish wood screens; and elsewhere is an indoor-outdoor gym and movie theater, along with a climate-controlled wig room that is said to contain around 100 hairpieces.