Pop Goes The News — The former Canadian home of music icon Prince suddenly became more valuable Thursday following his death at 57.
The mansion Prince shared with Manuela Testolini on The Bridle Path in Toronto is currently on the market with an asking price of $12,788,000.
It’s been listed for at least two years.
The couple lived in the luxurious single-level home on a gated two-acre lot during their marriage from 2001 to 2006. A holding company with Testolini as president paid $5.5 million for the property in October 2002.
According to the listing, which belongs to Arnold Bobkin of Forest Hill Real Estate, it is “a rare opportunity to reside in this estate formerly owned by [an] acclaimed international music celebrity.”
Prince recorded parts of his 2004 Grammy-winning album Musicology inside the home (and at a studio in Mississauga).
The three-bedroom home’s many features include a fitness room, media/game room, hot tub and library. It boasts cathedral ceilings, skylights, hardwood flooring and his/her closets.
The property has a patio, swimming pool, tennis court and cabana.
The house has been on the market at the same asking price since September 2014. Property taxes that year were nearly $56,000.
BELOW: Take an aerial tour of Prince’s former Toronto home.
Prince was found Thursday morning with no vital signs in an elevator at his famed Paisley Park complex near Minneapolis.
Only two months ago, Prince’s ex-girlfriend Denise Matthews— a native of Niagara Falls, Ont. whom Prince named Vanity — died of renal failure. She, too, was 57.
One of Prince’s final performances was at Toronto’s Sony Centre on March 25. (He performed at Place Des Arts in Montreal four nights earlier.)
Testolini was married to Prince from 2001 to 2006. Now 39, she has been married since July 2011 to singer/actor Eric Benet, with whom she has daughters Lucia, 4, and Amoura, 21 months.
Testolini and Prince were baptized Jehovah’s Witnesses together and reportedly went door-to-door in the neighbourhood near their Toronto home occasionally to promote the religion.