Madonna is known as “the Queen of Pop,” but she is more than just her chart-topping songs. In addition to her dazzling music career, which has earned her a fortune (as of 2020, her net worth is estimated to be $85 bιllιon ), the Hollywood icon has an impressive real estate portfolio.
Her previous Hollywood Hills Castillo Del Lago home, which she held from 1993 to 1996, is currently on the market for $21 mιllιon. According to the autobiography of her brother Christopher Ciccone, Madonna paid $5 mιllιon for the property.
John DeLario designed the Spanish colonial mansion built in 1926. The private 10,513-square-foot estate on Mulholland Highway, with its 130,680-square-foot site and 360-degree views of Lake Hollywood, the Hollywood sign, and downtown Los Angeles, is among the most notable Spanish estates ever constructed in southern California.
Since its erection, the nine-bedroom house has appeared in popular culture. Numerous renowned persons have resided in the Castillo del Lago residence, including Leon Max of Max Studio, a fashion designer. It has undergone numerous restorations and appeared in Beverly Hills Cop (1984).
“Castillo del Lago is a beautiful landmark property that I’ve known about for many years… “”Situated on a hill, the house takes advantage of the iconic views of all Los Angeles landmarks, yet it gives the impression of being in Southern Europe,” says fashion designer Leon Max.
Italian interior designer Lorenzo Mongiardino, who passed away, refurbished the magnificent home. There is a grand entrance lobby with Spanish-style architectural flourishes, and a spiral staircase connects the many levels of the home.
Entertaining is facilitated by a two-story living area with intricately stenciled wood beam ceilings, a beautiful fireplace, period-style artwork, and rows of French doors leading to the terrace and lakeside vistas. The residence features a living room, formal dining room, breakfast room, and central atrium with palm trees, a fountain, and an outdoor fireplace.
The expansive property features a lap pool, waterfalls, roomy lawns, a motor court, a two-car garage, and an exquisite rose garden with sculpted hedges, citrus trees, and old-growth specimen trees. The home’s entertainment area, home office, chilled wine room, kitchen, and gym are all available to residents.
The historic mansion’s nine magnificent bedrooms each have an ensuite bathroom. The master bedroom, contemplative sitting rooms, lavish tiled double bathtubs, and lounge chairs where inhabitants can take in the stunning views from a bird’s eye view are all found in the beautiful and timeless major wing of the tower.