A New York auction house is currently taking private bids on Prince’s island villa, the only property that remains in the late singer’s name, the Star Tribune reports.
The 5.74-acre property located in Turks & Caicos includes several buildings with more than 10,000 square feet. There are also two private beaches, a marina, and a winding driveway that Prince painted purple right after he bought the property in 2011.
“The Purple One” paid an estimated $10.5 million for the property, later buying two adjacent lots for an additional $2.5 million.
Bids on the property end July 12. Check out photos of Prince’s beach retreat below.
What's Your Reaction?
Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.