Tina Turner passed away Wednesday at 83 years old after battling a longtime illness. Known as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; once with her former husband Ike Turner, and once in 2021 as a solo artist.
In 2013, Turner became a naturalized citizen of Switzerland, where she lived for the past 30 years. She passed away in Kusnacht, Switzerland, at one of her Swiss properties. As we mourn the loss of one of music’s greatest icons, we celebrate her life by highlighting her European homes and what inspired them.
Details of Tina Turner’s Swiss Home
In 2021, Turner and her husband purchased a waterfront estate in Switzerland overlooking Lake Zürich. The estate includes 10 buildings with a price tag of $76 million.
The property is a total of 5.5 acres and spans 260,00 square feet. It includes an impressive private pond, swimming pool, boat deck, and stream, according to the Daily Mail.
“I don’t even wear colors. My work is noisy, but my life is quiet. I need nature and solitude—they nurture me,” Turner told Architectural Digest when she gave them a tour of her getaway villa on the French Riviera in 1999.
In the March 2000 issue of Architectural Digest, the magazine highlighted Turner’s home style. Tina Turner combined a soft, serene aesthetic in her villa mixed with a lavish European flair.
Tina Turner’s Home Inspiration
“A great interior has to coalesce,” she said. “When I see something I love—a suite of furniture, a piece of art—I never measure, I never hesitate, I just buy it. Eventually, I’ll find a place for it. I have strong tastes—and big storerooms. I’ve always wanted and needed to transform my surroundings because decorating is my first response to loss and upheaval; settle, collect—create a private universe. I was a little girl when my parents separated, and I moved in with relatives, claiming a back room in their house. I brought a bedspread from home and a few treasures. Even though it was freezing in winter and broiling in summer—and no bigger than a closet—I made it a place of my own.”
Even though she became a naturalized citizen in Europe, she still vacationed in the States occasionally. She spent time in Aspen, Colorado, with friends in their neo-Baroque manor, which gave her inspiration for her European homes.
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