One of the most famous stars of the 20th century, Madonna is
celebrated around the world as a complete artist who showcased
her multiple talents in music, acting and directing movies. Born
on August 16, 1968, Madonna has influenced the world of music
not only by her songs and powerful lyric messages, but also by
her provocative attitude and outfits.
One of the most discussed aspect of her
life are her multiple houses, which are actually located
on both sides of the pond that is the Atlantic Ocean.
Madonna has three children and her main residence is in London,
One of Madonna's favorite homes, her apartment in New York City,
was actually featured in the prestigious "Architectural Digest"
in the 1990s and it has since changed it looks quite significantly.
She bought it during her relationship with Sean Penn and the couple
actually lived here for a time. Madonna's younger brother, Christopher
Ciccone helped her design the apartment. Perhaps the most intriguing
item in her apartment is the original Picasso hanging in her office.
Madonna actually declared
for "Architectural Digest" that she loves
looking at it when sending faxes. This is not the only piece of
art in the apartment, as the hallway features quite a few series
of nude distortions by André Kertész and vintage
prints including Nude, 1929 by George Platt Lynes.Another thing
that is worth noting about Madonna's Upper West Side Apartment
is the kitchen, which looks pretty much like a place that is not
used for cooking on a daily basis.
Madonna bought a three-bedroom and five-bathroom house in the
upmarket area of Los Angeles in 2003 and reportedly she is trying
to sell it in 2012. The house is a 5,800 square foot property,
with 1.14 acres of land surrounding it. Completely redecorated
by Madonna, the house features a large swimming pool and a tennis
The property was bought during her marriage with Guy Ritchie
and it cost approximately $12 million. Madonna lived in the house
less and less after her divorce, preferring her London residence
and reportedly she intends to sell this property because she wants
to spend more time on the East Coast when in the U.S.
Finally, Madonna's more
permanent current residence is a 10-bedroom Georgian
townhouse in Marylebone, London. Actually, Madonna own several
properties in the British capital, two in central London and two
nearby her main residence, which are occupied by staff. The house
in Marylebone has no less than six floors and includes many original
features and oak floorboards.
When Madonna bought the house in 2007, it was in need of restoration,
so extensive work was completed. The former owner of the mansion
was designer-developer Paul Davies. The cost of the property was
more than £6 million before the refurbishments. Over the
years, Madonna's house was in the news because of attempted burglaries
and a stalker who managed to enter the house in Madonna's absence.