You can own “Prince’s Purple Palace“. You just need $30 million. Or you can rent it for $80,000 a month.
However, the 18,000-square-foot estate at 1235 Sierra Alta Way in iconic Beverly Hills, California, was actually owned by former NBA Star Carlos Boozer. He leased a massive mansion on 2.15 acres of land to Prince and he was furious when the musician transformed it into a purple palace, but they became friends after he returned it to its usual look.
Prince ended up transforming the mansion into a purple palace, changing the weight room in Boozer’s two-story gym into a disco with DJ booth, and converting bedrooms into a hair salon and massage parlor. He hosted many parties and concerts at the property near Sunset Strip, and even replaced gold lions on Boozer’s 12-foot gates so guests were greeted by his purple ‘artist former known as’ symbol.
Boozer was said to be furious when he saw his 10 beds, 13-bath pad featuring a rooftop tennis court and swim-up bar grotto with water slide changed. But the pair became friends when Prince wired him $500,000 and promised to remove the furnishings and décor after his $95,000 per month lease ended.
The mansion now has 10 beds, 13 baths, a ballroom, wine room, tennis court, gym/indoor sports court, four-car garage, and pool with swim-up bar and grotto.
The sale, comes with a second 3-bed English Tudor home at 1255 Sierra Alta Way that sprawls 3,300 sq. ft. with 20 ft. ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, bar and billiard rooms, den, pool, spa, and 2-car garage.
Over the years the house has also been occupied by actress Elizabeth Taylor, film producer Ted Fields and Rockstar Energy founder Russ Weiner.