Michael Douglas's Beach Estate Is For Sale—And It's Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous
The actor lent his recognizable voice to the stunning Mallorca property's real estate video.
As an actor, Michael Douglas has played everything from detectives to superheroes in a five-decade career that includes countless box office heavy hitters. Yet it’s his latest role—narrating a two-minute video–that could prove to be most lucrative for the 74-year-old star.
That’s because Douglas’s newest project is selling his longtime seaside mansion along the craggy coast of Mallorca for a hefty sum of $32 million. And to make sure his listing stands out over all the others, the famous actor himself is delivering the sales pitch.
In a property video that runs just under two-and-a-half minutes, Douglas’s recognizable voice tells viewers the story of his longtime Spanish getaway—dubbed S’Estaca—that he’s owned with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones since 1990. According to the actor, the estate was built on the island’s north coast in the mid 19th-century. Enamored of the island’s beauty, Austria’s Archduke Ludwig Salvator settled here in the 1870s and proceeded to expand and modernize the property, which included adding an impressive cliffside bathhouse with steps carved into the rocks.
When Douglas saw the estate in 1990, he, too, “fell under its spell,” and snatched up the historic mansion for $3.5 million. Over his three decades of ownership, Douglas revamped his magical 200-acre retreat to include seven buildings with five apartments, 10 bedrooms, a sports and massage room, wine cellar, and an artist’s studio. While upping the style and luxury of the estate, Douglas was also careful to maintain much of its historic charm, including its original Italian and Moorish architectural influences.
Outside of the home, the property’s sweeping acreage features lush Mediterranean gardens, a swimming grotto, fruit and olive trees, and vineyards that produce home-grown (and award-winning) wines.
Related: This Bermuda-Inspired Beauty on 30A Is an Entertainer's Dream:
With space for sleeping up to 20, Douglas says he’s hosted many friends at S’Estaca over the years and that they’ve “enjoyed wonderful times here together.” Still, he says, his life has taken a new course and he’s decided to sell S’Estaca. Douglas and Zeta-Jones have had the Mediterranean escape on the market since 2014, when they first listed it for a much higher $60 million.
“Now it’s time for me to let someone else explore the privilege and the adventure of S’Estaca. Someone who will appreciate the beauty, the privacy, and the uninterrupted views. Someone with the vision and the spirit of the creator of S’Estaca, Archduke Ludwig Salvator.”
Also, someone with $32 million to spare. See more photos of the actor's on-the-market escape here: