Tina Turner’s Widower Set To Turn Their $72.1 Million Holiday Home Into Museum For The Late Singer
May 30, 2023 by apost team
Tina Turner was an American-Swiss singer, songwriter, actress and the Queen of Rock N' Roll. Even until her death in May 2023 at the age of 83, the star was beloved, and her music was still popular in the mainstream media.
In 2020, Turner came out of retirement to record a remix of her song "What's Love Got to Do With It?" with the group Kyogo, but she had not performed since 2009. The legendary artist had a life full of tragedy and triumph and was able to enjoy her retirement in her twilight years.
With over 100 million albums sold, Turner was one of the best-selling recording artists ever. She was known for her hits "Proud Mary," "The Best" and many more. In 1984, she won Record of the Year at the Grammys for "What's Love Got to do With It?" and received several Grammy Awards throughout her career as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Turner had no shortage of accolades and accomplishments. She was the first Black person and the first woman to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The artist has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles and the Walk of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri as well. She was also inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame as a solo act in 2021.
After she retired, Turner lived her best life at Chateau Algonquin, which was her gorgeous home in Switzerland. She married Erwin Bach in 2013 after nearly 30 years together. They lived in Switzerland for decades, where Turner had her full residency prior to her passing.
Following the news of her death, it's been reported that the late singer's holiday home in Stäfa, Switzerland, would be turned into a memorabilia museum in honor of her life and career.
Getting older was not much of a challenge for Turner, and she thought the rest of the world was following suit. In 2005, she told Oprah Winfrey: "We're becoming more aware. There's a whole new way of thinking about age, too. People are not that worried about being old anymore."
The singer explained:
"There are some who think that when you're 60, you have to cut your hair and wear certain shoes. But a lot of people aren't doing that now. They don't think, 'Oh, I'm old, I really have to start behaving differently.' In this millennium, a new world is coming. After destruction, there's always something good."
Instead of worrying about her appearance as she got older, Turner looked to the future and encouraged other women to do the same. "There's an expression, 'You'll never get out of this world alive.' It's true. We won't. Go forward. Do your best with your makeup, hair, and clothes," she said.
When Oprah asked Turner if she would ever get plastic surgery, her response was:
"No. I'm afraid I might end up not looking like myself. What might happen if I had plastic surgery on some other part of my body? No. I'll use makeup, and I don't mind wrinkles."
With no interest in cosmetic procedures, the star focused on her health and wellness instead. Turner said: "I think health has a lot to do with happiness. When you're healthy, you think more clearly, and you can work on yourself. But it's not about extremes. I eat everything I ever ate, just not too often."
At Turner's home in Switzerland, there was a sign on the front door that asked for no packages to be delivered before noon. "You can deduce from that: I am not an early riser," she said to Vanity Fair. When asked to describe what a typical day in retirement looked like for her, she shared: "I start every day calmly. My favorite thing is to take care of my flowers in the garden."
Her home is beautiful, so Vanity Fair wanted to know if Turner had a favorite room. "Oh, I don't have a favorite room at all. However, in the course of one's life, one accumulates many objects for which one needs space. I have, for example, some artifacts of Egyptian art. I like to be surrounded by these and other collectibles. It is not at all about whether they are expensive or valuable. The important thing is that I have a personal relationship with each one. I also love the view of Lake Zurich from our garden — I enjoy the peace and quiet," she explained.
In her retirement, Turner had plenty of time to do the things she enjoyed. This included spending time with her loved ones. She shared: "I love to sit in my garden and listen to nature and take loving care of my plants. I also enjoy chatting with friends. Recently Cher came to visit. We gossiped and laughed a lot. We had a great time!"
Retirement looked good on Turner, as she thrived in her 80s. The iconic musician admitted to being very happy in her married life and spent a lot of time with her husband, Bach. Now that she's passed, her memory will continue to live on as her widower has revealed he will turn their holiday house into a museum to honor Turner.Erwin Bach, Tina Turner (2018), (David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images Entertainment via Getty Images)
Although Turner hadn't performed in the last few decades of her life, the star's music lives on in popular culture — and now her contributions will be honored in a museum that Bach intends to create in the holiday house the couple shared. The abode, which is valued at £58 million (approximately $72.1 million), is set to be turned into a museum to showcase memorabilia from Turner's long-running career, as reported by The Mirror.
The couple owned the century-old home since September 2021, which sits on a 260,000-square-foot property in Stäfa, a village that sits on the edge of Lake Zürich. The gorgeous property features a swimming pool and boat deck, as well as its own pond and stream. Meanwhile, the exclusive neighborhood is home to other celebrities, including tennis superstar Roger Federer.
The museum won't be the only ode to Turner, as the mayor of Brownsville, Tennessee — Turner's hometown — told TMZ he planned to erect a statue in her honor at the city's Heritage Park, which is not far from Carver High School which the songstress once attended. The mayor told the news outlet:
"When Tina stepped on stage, she owned it. We want this statue to represent that passion."
There is also a Tina Turner Museum in Brownsville that is dedicated to her life and work.
Just one month before her passing, Turner spoke to The Guardian about the legacy she wishes to leave behind. She said she wanted to be remembered "as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. As a woman who showed other women that it is OK to strive for success on their own terms."
"This is life's full adventure and I embrace and accept every day with what it brings," she added.
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