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Inside Madonna’s Global Real Estate Portfolio | Architectural Digest – Architectural Digest

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.


Ashcombe House Estate in Wiltshire, England.

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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.



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