Mansion Used By Prince Harry & Meghan Markle To Shoot Netflix Docu-Series For Sale At S$45 Million
Let's be clear: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle don't live in this mansion — they merely used the place to shoot their Netflix docu-series.
The mansion used by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to shoot their Netflix series is for sale for US$33.5 million (S$45 mil).
Built in 2006, the six-bedroom, 13,599 sq ft Mediterranean-style Montecito, California property includes arched windows, chandeliers, outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub and bar.
It also features a gym, games room, library and film room, as well as a guest house and chicken coop.
Listed by Top Ten Real Estate Deals, the home served as the backdrop for many of the interviews from the six-part Harry and Meghan docuseries, with friends of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — including Lucy Fraser and the duchess’ former agent Nick Collins giving their opinions for the show — against the backdrop.
According to The Dirt, businessman Mark Schulhof paid US$14.6 million for the 888 Lilac Drive mansion back in 2013, that was five years after Schulhof's direct mail company, Quadriga Art, was charged with embezzling more than US$100 million in a fundraising scam that targeted disabled veterans. The case closed in 2014 with a US$25 million settlement.
Up for the sale: The Montecito, California mansion clocks in at 12,804 square feet of living space set on more than two acres.
A view to a chill: Per Riskin Partners Estate Group's website, this "spacious living room welcomes you to the residence and offers an introduction to its signature elements: lofty proportions, laid-back sophistication, and seamlessly blending the outdoor environment with the home’s interior spaces."Let's dive in: Beyond the infinity-edged pool and spa is a semicircular swathe of 'Wimbledon-quality lawn".
Sweat it out: After working out in the gym, rejuvenate in the steam shower or sauna in the adjacent bathroom.
In the mood for food: This is a gorgeous kitchen fit for a MasterChef.
Some viewers hit out at the fact the home in the documentary appeared to be the one where the couple live.
But the couple’s US$14.65 million mansion in California, which boasts 19 bathrooms, is a nine-minute drive from the home featured in the Netflix show.
In an interview with The Cut, writer Allison P Davis described Harry and Meghan's home as “the kind of big that startles you into remembering that unimaginable wealth is actually someone’s daily reality”.
She added: “It evokes a classic Tuscan villa, a Napa vineyard, and a manicured Beverly Hills country club decorated with careful, considered coastal tones for a casual air – the home equivalent of billionaires dressing down in denim.”
Meghan, 41, said about how she and Harry, 38, fell in love with the home, where they live with their children Archie, three, and 19-month-old daughter Lilibet: “One of the first things my husband saw when we walked around the house was those two palm trees.
“See how they’re connected at the bottom? He goes, ‘My love, it’s us.’
“And now every day when Archie goes by us, he says, ‘Hi, Momma. Hi, Papa.’
“You walk in and go... joy. And exhale. And calm. It’s healing. You feel free.”
Take a tour of the up-for-sale mansion here: