GENEVA — Rock ‘n’ roll icon Tina Turner and her husband have reportedly purchased a 70 million Swiss franc ($76 million) estate with 10 buildings, a pond, stream, swimming pool and dock on the lake from Zürich.
The 82-year-old star’s husband, Erwin Bach, was quoted in the Handelszeitung daily as saying the couple acquired the 24,000-square-meter (260,000-square-foot) century-old property in the village of Staefa in September.
Bach said the purchase was a logical step as they both have Swiss nationality now and “feel very comfortable in Switzerland”. He added that “due to the pandemic and its consequences, we – like many other Swiss people – unfortunately refrain from travelling”.
According to reports from Switzerland, they will be close neighbors to Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer, who is also said to have considered the property before moving to another further east along the lake.
Turner, known for hits such as “Proud Mary” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It” and dynamic stage performances, married German music director Bach in 2013 after a long relationship. Born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Brownsville, Tennessee, she has lived in Switzerland with him since 1994.
Turner and Bach rented a house in the town of Kuesnacht, closer to the city of Zurich, for years.