$85M: Cher Lists Italian-Style Malibu Mansion

 Cher's Malibu home by Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Interior designer: Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Photos  ©  Douglas Friedman

Martyn Lawrence Bullard:

"It’s been the greatest pleasure over the last 15 years to help Cher with her incredible Malibu mansion. From gilded moorish ceilings to Moroccan fretwork hand carved in Fez, henna stenciled silk clad walls with Indian wedding tattoos to ancient Chinese opium beds made into a private sanctuary lounge, the home is full of theatrical glamour and exotic luxury."

Martyn Lawrence Bullard:

"Now the academy award winning actress, performer, Grammy award winning singer and elephant savior has decided to sell this iconic home and move on to create a new paradise, meaning this slice of heaven, a project so dear to my heart…could be yours!"


“This house has been one of the greatest passions of my life. I have enjoyed every moment of its creation and evolution, but now it’s time to pass this magic on to others.” 

Cher’s Malibu mansion is reported to be listed off-market for $85,000,000 with Hilton & Hyland, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

Set on 1.7 acres high above the Pacific Ocean, the Italian Renaissance-style estate took 5 years to build with a design inspired by Venetian palazzos, the great Renaissance villas of Europe, and the Moorish influences of the Alhambra palace. 

The 13,200 sq ft mansion offers spectacular ocean views framed by huge picture windows throughout, offering 7 bedrooms, in addition to a 1-bedroom gatehouse. 

The interiors were designed by AD100 designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard and reflect the superstar’s unique tastes and a penchant for the theatrical. High-end finishes, stone and hardware, as well as custom-made furnishings and museum-quality art have been artfully combined to create a zen sanctuary for the pop icon. 

Luxury amenities include an infinity pool, an indoor-outdoor gym, s screening room, as well as a climate-controlled wig room which can hold up to 100 hairpieces, according to the 2002 book “The Cher Scrapbook”. 

The Malibu mansion has a spectacular courtyard with a Moorish-style fountain, set at the end of a driveway lined by 40 palm trees. Located on Pacific Coast Highway, it would be impossible to build an estate of this scale today due to Malibu’s new building restrictions.  


  1. Photographer Douglas Friedman on Instagram @douglasfriedman

  2. Martyn Lawrence Bullard on on Instagram @martynbullard