The luxury Costa del Sol mansion formerly owned by Prince is up for sale after its current owner has put it on the market. While the villa is no longer part of the Purple One’s estate, it is certainly worth a look.
According to an agent from the international real estate agency, Engel & Völkers, it was a performance in Marbella in Southern Spain that first captivated Prince to the area.
The Local interviewed a spokeswoman for Engel & Völkers, who explained that Prince bought the estate in 1998 as a gift for his then wife, Mayte Garcia, with whom he had a son, Boy Gregory, who died a week after his birth from a rare genetic disorder known as Pfeiffer syndrome.
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According to a report by El Pais, in a blog post commemorating the death of the music star, the agency wrote, “The flamboyant composer, who had given a concert in Marbella in 1990, was captivated by the charms of the Costa del Sol, where traffic jams were caused by Rolls Royce and Ferraris and the rivers were Bollinger and Dom Perignon.”
Reportedly, the home could be nothing less than a palace, “A Palace for a Princess, which cannot be in another place, that is not a paradise.”
According to the property listing, the location chosen for Prince’s former home is an area named, coincidentally, “El Paraíso” (which translates to “the paradise”). The agency’s blog said it might sound like a fairy tale, but the pop icon made it reality.
According to the blog, the property was a great source of inspiration for the flamboyant music legend’s artistic output and the villa reportedly still conveys that creative charm and it has been on the market for a couple of years.
After Prince and Garcia went their separate ways back in 2000, Garcia kept the villa for a while. Then, in 2006, she decided to put the property on the market. After the property was in another owner’s hands for some time, it was put back on the market again two years ago, but the agency has had no luck finding a buyer.
According to the spokeswoman from the agency, this might be due to the artist’s unique style of decoration.
“Right now the fashion is more contemporary and the home is more classical, but also very special, very ‘Prince’,” she said. When he bought it, he “gave it a touch of Prince.”
Reportedly, Prince decorated the villa very much in his signature style, which included painting several rooms in the color purple, along with inscribing a crystal, wood and gold wardrobe in the home with his trademark symbol. While his formerly purple office is now a bedroom, the wardrobe remains there.
After the news of the pop icon’s death last week, Engels & Völkers spoke up, saying that Prince’s former villa in Marbella is still on the market. The mansion, which goes by the name “Adorna Tierra,” is, according to the agency, a “completely renovated stunning villa” and is available for €5.3 million ($5.9 million).
While the house has been on the market for a while, the agency’s spokeswoman has said there has been an increase in interest in the mansion since the death of The Purple One; but, now, the owner is apparently not in so much of a hurry to ditch the property.
“The current owner likes the location, likes the house, and likes the fact that it was connected to Prince,” the spokeswoman explained.
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The mansion covers a stunning 7,500-square-foot of floor space up in the hills of El Paraíso with stunning sea, mountain, valley and golf views. According to the listing, it has “breathtaking panoramic views over the valley and sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea.”
Anyone with the necessary €5.3 million ($5.9 million) could own this sprawling home with its pool, tennis court and 1.45 acre surrounding estate. Accommodation includes six bedrooms and six marble bathrooms and the property is ideal for entertaining, with the agency saying its grand entryway and extensive terraces are “perfect for those evening soirees.”
The listing carries on by saying that visitors to the villa are “greeted with an enormous colonial style double staircase with white marble balustrades sweeping down to the grand, chandeliered entrance hall.”
The dining room is pretty impressive, too, seating eight people and the spacious kitchen is just stunning.
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Other attractive features include a “sunken bath, outdoor Jacuzzi, marble floors, air conditioning throughout, inside and outside security with camera system, security room, electric generator, water tanks, irrigation system and a water well.” Not too shabby at all.
Sitting among other luxury homes and surrounded by an 18-hole golf course, it would certainly be a perfect spot for anyone with the wherewithal to buy it. Enjoy a brief tour of the house in the video included below.
[Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NPG Records 2015]