Inside Madonna’s Global Real Estate Portfolio


It’s been over 30 years since Madonna released her hit “Material Girl,” and the singer now has the real estate portfolio to prove her claims. Over the past few decades, the Queen of Pop has accumulated an impressive collection of homes located in London, Beverly Hills, New York City, Lisbon, and more. The singer makes each city she lives in a new hub for her many projects. For instance, the historic 18th-century Moorish mansion in Portugal that she purchased in 2017 became the location for her daily dispatches during the pandemic. Most recently, she bought a Hidden Hills estate from The Weeknd—likely a sign of her return to Hollywood in time to release new music in 2022. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the singer’s other famous dwellings.


Madonna’s first marriage to actor Sean Penn also marked the start of her real estate portfolio, when the couple picked up a unit in the grand Harperley Hall just off Central Park in New York City. After their divorce in 1989, the singer held onto the apartment and purchased two more units on the fifth and sixth floor, combining them into a massive six-bedroom duplex. Her brother, Christopher G. Ciccone, designed the space in collaboration with architect Stephen Wang, in what became sanctuary for the singer for many years. “Who could I have more in common with than someone I grew up with?” she said in a 1991 Architectural Digest interview. “We like the same things, from music to what we eat.” She ultimately listed the duplex for $23.5 million in November 2012 and sold it for an undisclosed amount several months later.


Another one of Madonna’s earlier homes was a $4.9 million nine-bedroom Mediterranean Revival estate on Miami’s exclusive Brickell Avenue, with 100 feet of water frontage boasting views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. Images from a listing reveal long, stone-covered walkways, swaying palm trees, and a private dock. The singer sold the property for $7.5 million in 2000.


When Madonna first began dating Guy Ritchie in the late ’90s, the pair lived together in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom flat in South Kensington, London, that the director reportedly had already owned. After they married in late 2000, they called it home for a few more years before selling it in 2003. The duplex was a traditional mews house, with a carriage house below and living quarters on the second floor.


From South Kensington, Madonna and Ritchie moved onto much larger fare, snapping up the historic Ashcombe House in Wiltshire, England, for around £9 million, or around $12.23 million. Originally built in the 1700s, the estate includes a main brick mansion, a dairy house, stables, and an 18th-century orangery. When it was owned by photographer and designer Cecil Beaton in the early 1900s, it was a gathering spot for some of the most famous artists and actors of the times, including Salvador Dalí, Whistler, and Lady Diana Cooper. Madonna once told Vogue that she and Ritchie “just fell in love with [the property]. In the summertime it’s the most beautiful place in the world.” Ritchie was ultimately awarded the house in the couple’s high-profile 2008 divorce, and he still lives there to this day.


Madonna then turned her sights back stateside with the purchase of a sprawling French country-style Beverly Hills estate that was the epitome of California cool. She paid Sisters actress Sela Ward $12 million for the property, which featured a main eight-bedroom, 14-bathroom mansion, a 60-foot pool, and two guest houses, all perched on Sunset Boulevard. The Grammy winner spent a good portion of her career using the pad as home base, but ultimately sold it for $19.5 million in 2013.


Madonna also continued to expand her holdings in the U.K. with the purchase of designer-developer Paul Davies’s 10-bedroom town house for $8.07 million. According to the Evening Standard, the home marked her sixth London property. At the time, she reportedly already owned another family town house, two mews cottages used for staff, and two properties she’d purchased for use by Kabbalah groups. AD was unable to confirm when exactly she purchased these other properties. It appears that the singer still owns this home.


Amid the dissolution of her marriage to Ritchie, Madonna bought another condo in Harperley Hall on Manhattan’s Upper West Side for $7.3 million. The unit is similarly outfitted in the building’s neo-Italian Renaissance style (read: Wide French doors, claw foot tubs, and Juliet balconies). The pad ended up being more trouble than it was worth keeping for the singer after she got into a number of headline-making disputes with her neighbors. She ended up listing it several times, but hasn’t seemed to have luck offloading it so far.


Madonna increased her holdings in New York City the following spring with the purchase of a $40 million Georgian–style mega-mansion on the Upper East Side. Measuring 57 feet across, the home is comprised of three town houses combined to create one mega-home, with 13 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, nine fireplaces, a wine cellar, an elevator, and a 3,000-square-foot garden. The music legend still owns this home.

Later that year, Madonna reportedly bought a horse farm in the Hamptons from photographer Kelly Klein, designer Calvin Klein’s ex-wife. The sale was not public, so it’s unknown how much the singer paid Klein for the 30-acre horse facility, but over the next few years, Madonna picked up a neighboring estate, bringing her total Hamptons holdings to 58 acres. In June 2021, it was reported that the pop icon had found a new use for her sprawling estate: According to the New York Post, Madonna had tapped designer and builder Jeffrey Colle to help construct a recording studio on the grounds.


Following the 2016 U.S. elections, Madonna made one of her most dramatic statements to date: She moved herself and her family out of the country, reportedly paying $8.9 million for a four-bedroom 18th-century Moorish Revival mansion situated about 20 miles outside Lisbon, Portugal. The music icon has shared some snapshots from inside the lush interiors, revealing wooden floors, cream-colored walls, and exposed beam ceilings. Madonna still owns the estate.


Though Madonna and her kids spent the first few months of the pandemic hunkered down in Portugal, she eventually started renting a Beverly Hills property originally built in the early 1940s by architect Paul Revere Williams for Bert Lahr (otherwise known as the lion in The Wizard of Oz). Some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Betty Grable, Paul McCartney, and the Osbourne family, have since lived in the property that has a two-lane bowling alley, a billiard and games room, a home movie theater, and an outdoor tennis court. While it’s unclear exactly how much Madonna has been paying to rent out the pad, Variety estimates the bill might come to something like $120,000 a month.


As the world moved into year two of the pandemic, Madonna once again got the real estate itch, buying a Hidden Hills mansion from The Weeknd for $19.3 million. (Angel Salvador from The Beverly Hills Estates held the listing.) The home had a modern farmhouse aesthetic prior to The Weeknd’s ownership (photos of the place after his renovations are not readily available), and the property includes a 13,391-square-foot main house boasting seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, a gym, a wine room, a theater, a bar area, a five-car garage, and a full basketball court. There is also a two-bedroom guesthouse, an infinity pool with attached spa, and an outdoor living room. The Weeknd originally paid $18.2 million for the then-brand new home in 2017.

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