Cher's former home marries traditional Spanish style with modern Miami chic – listed for $42.5 million

Draped in bougainvillea, this 'legacy' La Gorce Island home is where contemporary color palettes meet Art Deco features – take a look around

Cher and her Miami home
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Cher's former home on La Gorce Island, Miami, is on the market for $42.5 million – and you get the very best of Floridan design for the price tag. 

Described as a 'legacy home' by the listing agent, this Spanish contemporary estate was a key property in Cher's portfolio – serving as the popstars home in the '90s – around the time she released, It's a Man's World and appeared in the dark comedy film Faithful.

Covered in bougainvillea and boasting an idyllic courtyard, arched doors, and dual grand staircases, the home has retained the Mediterranean-style beauty it has held for years alongside 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 world's best homes. Here, we take a tour.

Cher's Miami home

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Cher purchased the home in 1993 before transforming it into a grand villa – and many features like Moorish accents and architectural elements from Cher's era remain. Before selling the property in 1996, she adorned the home with religious art and carved wood, further reflecting her newfound love of Venetian and Moorish design. 

Cher's Miami home

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Beyond its façade, the home's architectural assets continue in the entryway, from its grand dual staircase to its Brazilian oak flooring and ceilings sweeping over 19 feet. The foyer area flows into an open-plan living room that continues the modern neutral palette – from its bright white walls to its curved gray sofa and statement marble coffee table.

Cher's Miami home

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Designed for hosting, the social rooms and formal salons lead to a chef's kitchen centered around an oversized kitchen island with a veined marble top. The same marble creates a sleek backsplash – complementing the handleless wooden cabinets that are a contemporary twist on a retro classic.

In the interest of entertaining, the kitchen also leads to an Art Deco-style home bar, complete with custom wallpaper – and a designated media room.

Cher's Miami home

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There are three upper bedrooms, a main-level VIP suite, and guest quarters with two privately accessed suites, offering ample room for overnight guests. The main suite is complete with a sitting room, a marble-clad en-suite, a sunrise terrace, and an oversized custom closet, because this was Cher's home, after all. 

Cher's Miami home

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Other notable spaces include a top-floor fitness studio and wellness amenities such as a  cold plunge, outdoor shower, and spa. The exterior includes resort-style features, including a 50-foot statement pool, a sun deck, and room for waterside dining. And, of course, there is an abundance of green space leading down to the water's edge. 

Cher's Miami home

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Offering 158 feet of linear water frontage, the estate is as perfect for boat lovers as it is for music fans. The ultra-exclusive, gated La Gorce Island is home to only 30 waterfront homes and holds a reputation as one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the Sunshine State. 

Dina Goldentayer of Douglas Elliman currently holds the $42.5 million listing. 


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Megan Slack
News Editor

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.