The Most Astonishing Musician’s Homes – After A Year Of Huge Deals
2022 was a great year for music. It’s little surprise that some of the biggest names in the game have bought up huge new properties for themselves, from Nicki Minaj’s $19m Hidden Hills property to Lizzo’s new $15m mansion, purchased from Harry Styles, as reported by the Architectural Digest. Musicians are often as creative with their interior design and homes as they are with their own art, and a look at some of the most amazing and exciting artist homes anywhere in the world can give an insight into their creative process.
There are few music stars as legendary as Sir Paul McCartney. The veteran Beatles writer showed his star appeal when he headlined Glastonbury; and he has shown that star appeal in his homes, dotted across the globe. The most beautiful of these is his huge Tucson ranch. As the Arizona Star highlights, this sandy ranch is notable for the huge amount of greenery on its grounds and in the buildings that make up the main area of the property. Building greenery into the home is a time-honored architectural principle, and it’s telling that McCartney, who’s band were so influenced by explorations of nature and spirituality, embraces that. Despite being a human construction in rural areas, the ranch has sought to work with the natural landscape, and greenery and trees play a crucial role in the overall look of the area and how Paul envisages creativity in his home.
Colonial yet contemporary
Less sprawling but just as luxurious is the Tennessee hideaway of country star Kacey Musgrove. As highlighted by Love Property, the property brings in greenery along with a classic colonial style. Inside the home, the modern stylings of Musgrove are highlighted by the contemporary furnishings and room layouts. The interaction of modern style with colonial-era building class is a perfect reflection of Musgrove’s music, which is country and western at its heart but built for a new generation of music lovers.
Pushing the boundaries
Rap and hip hop artists are well known for their pursuit of ultra-luxurious, high-class properties. Mansions are commonplace, and furnishings made from the highest quality goods. Less frequent is an association with architectural trends and top-class design, and, yet, this is exactly where trap veteran Future has landed. According to Homes and Gardens, the Atlanta rapper has landed a $16.3m ‘jewel’ in Miami, which has been described as a modern marvel. Departing from the classic principles of architecture while remaining sleek, the property is once again heavily focused on greenery-based privacy, while also promoting the easy transfer of light and air around the property and integrated appliances – the kitchen is ‘invisible’, for instance. Just as Future pushed the sonic boundaries with his own brand of trap music, his new property is a curious and beautiful ode to architecture.
Plenty of other musicians have tried to embody their personality in their homes. With the luxury of the money and time to build their dream property, it’s easy to see why.
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