These photos of CHER’s malibu mansion were featured in the Architectural Digest some time ago, but I think they are so beautiful that fans should have another look at the mansion that CHER currently has up for sale.
Cher commissioned designer and longtime friend Ron Wilson to decorate an Italian Renaissance-style residence in Malibu. “I’m comfortable here,” says the singer-actress. “This house … this house wraps its arms around me.” The rear façade overlooks an infinity-edge pool. “The entire project was a collaboration between Cher and me,” says Wilson. “She was totally involved with the landscape design-which is unbelievable. She’s very gifted.”
The gated entrance, and a spacious courtyard beyond, from the private driveway.
All of the art”-including the circa 1880 oil found in Europe that hangs in the living room-“was of special interest to Cher,” says Wilson. “She was responsible for purchasing most of it herself.” The chair, sofa, stool and bench fabrics were designed by Wilson.
A late-19th-century painting depicting Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene, an antique bronze and a Gothic Revival settle are in the area where the entrance hall meets the lower stair landing. The walls, floors and staircase, with an iron balustrade, are stone
In the living room is a Gothic Revival stone mantelpiece that was carved in Mexico. “The house is light,” says Cher. “Its walls are light. I don’t have a dark wall in the house.” Soft velvets and an inlaidwood low table underscore the interior’s muted palette.
From the loggia is a view of the infinity-edge pool, which seemingly overflows into the Pacific Ocean. An Egyptian sculpture rests on a woven-reed low table. Standing bronze oil lamps are beneath arches supported by columns with vines carved in relief
English bronze chandeliers hang from the dining room’s stamped-copper ceiling. Gothic Revival chairs, bought in London, surround a table dressed in silk taffeta and topped with orchids, candle-lit centerpieces and white china with gold trim. Rug from Mansour.
A painting of Mary with Christ is above the bed, with a frame upholstered in Scalamandré silk, in the master suite. The large brass trunk at the foot of the bed, which is elevated on a stone platform, holds a television. Lamps from Kathleen Caid’s Antique Artistry.
“The infinity-edge pool is where I spend all of my time in the summer,” says Cher. “She’s above the beach-a mile from the water,” adds Wilson. “Her great love is Malibu.” A low carved marble balustrade defines the outside dining area and grants access to the blue-mosaic-tiled pool.