Cher’s estate on Gorce Island in Miami Beach is for sale. Asking price: $22 million. Cher owned the property from 1993 to 1996 and renovated the home during that time. In 1996, she sold it for $4.35 million. It was sold again in December 2017 for $15.5 million.
The lot covers 29,508 square feet and offers resort-like amenities. A brick driveway gives way to an arched entryway and courtyard, which takes you to the front door. The entryway is flanked by tall palms. And you can find tropical foliage and meticulously landscaped shrubbery throughout the grounds.
Just inside the majestic home is a spacious foyer. Two staircases take you to an indoor balcony. High ceilings, white walls, and plenty of windows allow natural light to pour in, making the home seem even bigger than it is because everything feels so airy and open. The expansive living room spans two stories.
The home is an impressive 11,460 square feet and consists of three levels. The massive floor plan includes six bedrooms and 7.5 baths.
The gourmet kitchen is equipped with an island. Pendant lights hang down above the breakfast bar. The dark cabinets go well with the light walls, ceiling, and terra cotta floor.
The primary bedroom is large enough to have ample room for a sitting area in addition to a bed, shelves, and other furnishings. What I really like about this part of the home is that it has a fireplace.
Another bonus of these luxurious living accommodations is the custom walk-in closet. And the primary bathroom could almost be considered a suite. It’s huge and features amenities you don’t come across in your average bathroom. Across from the vanity is a daybed. Nestled in a cove across the room is a large square tub with arched windows around it.
One guest bedroom is somewhat unique in that it’s decked out in mirrors. There’s a children’s bedroom too. Even though it’s furnished with bunk beds, the room in no way feels cramped.
Other highlights of this home include a media room, bar, gym, game room, office, and even an air-conditioned garage. And if you want to arrive on the island in style, you might like to know that the dock on the property can accommodate a yacht.
Step outside and you’ll find yourself on the poolside patio. (And it’s not just any swimming pool; it’s a heated lap pool). There’s also a guest house, a cabana (with a full bath) and a spa. The outdoor amenities are surrounded by coconut trees. What people really like about this lavish estate is the 160-foot stretch of private beach and the picturesque views of the bay.
Cher is a world-renowned singer and actress who moved to Hollywood at 16 to start her career. Her fame skyrocketed when she teamed up with then-husband Sonny Bono to form the duo Sonny & Cher. She also worked briefly as a model. Cher made appearances on Broadway and the big screen, too.
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