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Prince wedding gift home for bride

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It was said that the Prince wedding gift villa and its romantic location were the inspiration for several of the songs he wrote.

Prince wedding gift home for his bride Mayte Garcia.

Prince and his first wife singer / dancer Mayte Garcia.

Though connected with many celebrity women, at the age of 27 Prince married his backup singer, Mayte Garcia, on Valentine’s Day 1996.

Garcia wore a white dress designed by herself and Bonnie Flesland, who was working for Prince as his wardrobe director/designer. White doves were released after the ceremony. The two honeymooned in Hawaii.

In 1998, Prince bought a villa in Spain as a gift to his wife. It was west of Marbella in the hills of El Paraiso with views of the sea, mountains, valley and golf course. They decorated it elaborately in pure Prince style.

The couple divorced in 2000 and he sold the villa in 2006. The new owner redecorated to tone it down to more universally preferred elegance and put it on the market in 2014.

Sited on 1.45 subtropical walled and landscaped acres, the 7,535-square-foot, salmon-colored villa has 2,583 square feet of terraces for outdoor living. With tennis court, pool and three-car garage with additional parking for six. Inside are six bedroom suites including two masters with the grand master encompassing two levels.

Prince wedding gift home for bride.

Prince wedding gift villa for Mayte Garcia with a purple theme.

The superstar singer incorporate his style and frequently the purple theme into his homes. Even a Beverly Hills rental that he once painted in purple stripes.  There was the three-bedroom Minneapolis Purple Rain house from his 1984 semi-autobiographical movie. This house sold last for $117,000USD. And the Chanhassen, Minnesota home on Lake Riley. That was Prince’s “Purple House” that he had demolish in 2003.

In 2004, Prince did a paint job in purple stripes on a Beverly Hills home he was renting from NBA Basketball star Carlos Boozer. And he put in a purple carpet with his monogram. And he the plumbing send water to its hair salon. Boozer said in a lawsuit that Prince broke the terms of his lease. He later withdrew it. And paid to have the house returned to its former neutrals.

Prince is one of the most influential artists of the rock & roll era. His induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was in 2004. He sold over 100 million records. And won seven Grammy Awards.  It was said that his Spanish home was the inspiration for several of his songs.

Prince died at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21, 2016. His recording studio that he built in 1987 for $10 million is on this estate.

Evert Ebus of Engel & Volkers is the listing agent for Prince’s former Spanish villa. Its price is $5.99 million USD or 5.25 EUR.

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W&H | Prince wedding gift home for first wife Mayte Garcia.


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