Madonna is on the move. The pop icon revealed over the weekend that she recently relocated her family to Portugal. And the new digs are reportedly a palatial 19th century Moorish revival, 30 minutes outside of Lisbon.
The Queen of Pop is living up to her honorific: Variety sited local sources that say Madge has bought the historic Quinta do Relógio in the village of Sintra, Portugal. The house, which was built in 1865 by architect Antonio Manuel da Fonseca Jr in the Portuguese Moorish Revival style, has over 16,000 square feet, four bedrooms, and seven bathrooms.
Though it’s not exactly move in ready. The listing states that it “lacks substantial completion works of reconstruction but the Sintra Town Council has already approved its project for a residential purpose,” although structural work has already been completed.
The estate totals five and a half acres, with substantial “romantic style” gardens with “a lake, several springs and fountains and is surrounded by a lush vegetation with rare species such as pine trees, centenary oaks, palm trees, cedars, magnolias, fuchsias and camellias, among others.” There is also a guest house and a caretaker’s cottage (which is 1,100 square feet on its own).
The UNESCO World Heritage site was the honeymoon destination for the future King of Portugal D. Carlos de Bragança and Maria Amélia of Orleans in 1886.
And what does a palatial fixer upper go for these days? The Quinta was listed for €7.5 million, or approximately $9,003,700.
h/t Architectural Digest