Cher’s former home on La Gorce Island, Miami, is on the market for $42.5 million, and for that price you get the best of Florida design.
Described as an “inherited home” by the estate agent, this contemporary Spanish property was a key property in Cher’s portfolio, serving as the home of pop stars in the ’90s, around the time she released, It’s a man’s world and appeared in the black comedy film. Faithful.
Covered in bougainvillea and featuring an idyllic patio, arched doorways and grand double staircases, the home has retained the Mediterranean-style beauty it has held for years along with a recent renovation by Menin Homes + Designs that “elevated the home to modernity” . It is currently one of the most exclusive listings in Miami Beach – and one of the the best houses in the world. Here we take a tour.
Cher bought the house in 1993 before transforming it into a large villa, and many features such as Moorish accents and architectural elements from Cher’s time remain. Before selling the property in 1996, he adorned it with religious art and carved wood, further reflecting her newfound love of Venetian and Moorish design.
Beyond its façade, the house’s architectural assets continue into the entrance, from its grand double staircase to its 19+ foot Brazilian oak floors and ceilings. The lobby area flows into a open plan living room which continues the modern neutral palette, from its bright white walls to its curved gray sofa and striking marble coffee table.
Designed for hosting, social rooms and formal rooms lead to a chef’s kitchen centered around a large size Island of cooking with veined marble top. The same marble creates an elegant backsplash, complementing handleless wood cabinets that are a contemporary take on a retro classic.
There are three upper bedrooms, a VIP suite on the main level, and guest quarters with two private access suites, offering ample space for overnight guests. The master suite is complete with a sitting room, a marble-clad bathroom, a sunrise terrace, and an oversized custom closet, because after all, this was Cher’s home.
Other notable spaces include a top-floor gym and wellness amenities such as a cold plunge, outdoor shower, and spa. Exterior includes resort-style features, including a 50-foot statement pool, a sun terrace and space for dining by the water. And of course, there are plenty of green spaces leading down to the water’s edge.
With 158 feet of linear water frontage, the estate is as perfect for boat lovers as it is for music fans. The ultra-exclusive and gated La Gorce Island is home to just 30 beachfront homes and has a reputation as one of the Sunshine State’s most sought-after neighborhoods.
Dina Goldentayer Douglas Elliman’s is currently listed for $42.5 million.