Beverly Hills mansion that Prince once turned purple hits the market for $30million, boasting ten bedrooms, a rooftop tennis court and grotto with water slide
- 1235 Sierra Alta Way in Beverly Hills, California was purchased by Utah Jazz player Carlos Boozer in 2004
- He leased the 18,000+ sq. ft estate 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
- Elizabeth Taylor, film producer Ted Fields and Rockstar Energy founder Russ Weiner have also lived there
- The property is up for sale at $30million or the main house can be rented for $80,000 per month
- It 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
An 18,000 sq ft estate, where Prince once lived, has hit the market at $30million and the property comes with two homes plus two vacant parcels that total 2.15 acres of land.
Purchased by Utah Jazz player Carlos Boozer in 2004, the late musician rented 1255 Sierra Alta Way in Beverly Hills, California while the basketball star was away for the NBA season.
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.
A Beverly Hills estate where Prince once lived is on the market for $30million, or the main house can be rented for $80,000 monthly
It has a rooftop tennis court which provides views of Los Angeles, California
The property has a swim-up bar and grotto with water slide. It was built in 1953 by Hal Braxton Hayes for topless tanning
When Prince – who died in April 2016 – lived in the mansion, the two-story gym’s weight room became a disco with DJ booth
Over the years the house has also been occupied by actress Elizabeth Taylor, film producer Ted Fields and Rockstar Energy founder Russ Weiner.
Alas, Prince’s furnishings are now long-gone from the property, in favor of more neutral tones.
The main house – which can be rented for $80,000 per month – is 15,101 sq ft and comes with a rooftop tennis court that boasts expansive views of Los Angeles. A second-story loft with picture windows also overlooks the city.
Images listed by the Oppenheim Group – the subject of Netflix reality show Selling Sunset – show a ballroom, wine room, solarium, column-lined living room and 4-car garage.
Former residents of 1255 Sierra Alta Way in Beverly Hills, California include musician prince and actress Elizabeth Taylor
Those who lease only get access to the main house, but buyers would get an additional home and two vacant plots on the 2.15-acre land
It’s located near the famous Sunset Strip and provides ample privacy thanks to its design and expansive land
Prince replaced the gold lions on then-owner Carlos Boozer’s 12-foot gates and hung his ‘artist former known as’ symbol
Whoever buys the estate will also be given ownership of 1255 Sierra Alta Way, which is a 3 bed, 3,300 sq. ft. English Tudor with 20 ft. ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, bar and billiard rooms, den, pool, spa, and 2-car garage.
But the lease only provides access to the main house.
The mansion was built in 1953 by Hal Braxton Hayes, who constructed it for topless tanning and to include an artificial beach.
Prince hosted many parties and concerts at the property near Sunset Strip and replaced the Italian carpet there at the time with a purple version
Prince moved a heart-shaped bed into the master suite and transformed bedrooms into a hair salon and massage parlor but restored it to the original condition when he left
The home comes with a second-story loft with picture windows that overlook the city of Los Angeles, California