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The pop queen designed and built the home after her split from Sonny in the ‘70s. 

By Marisa Spyker

In her five-decades career, Cher has gone from one-half of a beloved singing duo to a bona fide pop icon, with a long list of albums, films, Grammys, and even an Oscar under her gold sequined belt. But while churning out hit tunes may be her lifeblood, one could certainly surmise that her second passion is real estate.

Over the years, Cher’s bought, designed, and sold a number of properties in the LA area (the pop queen had three properties on the market at once back in 2013). And that first taste for seriously enviable properties may very well have started with this Beverly Hills home.

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According to Variety, Cher purchased the four-acre parcel just minutes from Rodeo Drive in the mid-70s following her split from Sonny Bono. In 1980, she built a lavish, 10,000-square-foot mansion atop it—her first real home since the divorce. Cher lived in the home—which then had six bedrooms, a gym, and a cavernous atrium with an electronically retractable glass roof—for a decade before selling it off to actor Eddie Murphy for $5.9 million.

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The house changed hands again before landing in the lap of the current owner, who proceeded to up the luxury on the estate, buying up four surrounding parcels to take the property size to a roomy 16 acres. In its current state, the house—on the market for a whopping $68 million—boasts 20,000 square feet of living space and 11 bedrooms. In addition to the main house, there’s also a 7,000-square-foot Moroccan-style guest house, three-bedroom staff quarters, a pool, spa, tennis court, and an equestrian center with five deluxe stables and a pair of white graveled riding rings.

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All of this is tucked behind a pair of massive entry gates that open to reveal a long and winding driveway flanked by meticulously manicured grounds, making for the ultimate in seclusion in the middle of LA.

While Cher’s former pad is far from the most expensive home in LA, it’ll still cost you a serious chunk of change. However, the price tag is far less—nearly $20 million—than it was originally listed for in 2016. So, to keep yourself from wishing you could turn back time, it's probably best to hop on this deal fast. 

© 2018 Aaron Hoffman/Courtesy of Josh Altman, Matt Altman, Douglas Elliman
© 2018 Aaron Hoffman/Courtesy of Josh Altman, Matt Altman, Douglas Elliman