Tina Turner left a good house in the city, and after all these years, it’s back on the market — looking a lot like the year is still 1977. That’s when the current owner bought it from the iconic singer and her first husband, Ike, as the famous couple was divorcing.
The listing, for $999,000, says the 4-bedroom, 4-bath Los Angeles home was featured in the 1993 movie “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”
The mid-century modern exterior conceals a festival of harvest gold and velvet inside. Enter through double front doors adorned with handles that are sculpted in the shape of Buddhist hand gestures – probably installed for Turner, who turned to Buddhism while she was still married to Ike.
The master bedroom is a study in ’70s disco living, with velvet flocked wallpaper and a two-tiered platform covered with scarlet carpet and topped by a round master bed — which the owner told Curbed Los Angeles was there when she bought the home. The bed is a scene all its own, with multi-colored overhead lighting, heavy cream curtains on three sides, and a wall of mirrors on the fourth.
The mirror on the family room ceiling is simply the best, outmatched only by an indoor waterfall and a wet bar with a built-in fish tank. The kitchen has what the listing calls “clean ’60s lines,” plus an avocado-colored dishwasher and a pass-through window to the living room, which boasts a stone fireplace.
“Ready to restore to its glory days!” promises the listing by Ken Conant of Re/Max Estate Properties.
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