Famed singer Tina Turner said goodbye to her home country of America more than a decade ago when she started dating her now-husband, music executive Erwin Bach. Now, Turner and Bach have purchased a new home abroad, along the shore of Lake Zurich! Read on to take a look at the amazing mansion…
Tina Turner Moves To Lake Zurich
At the end of last year, in the latest expansion to their real estate, Tina Turner and Erwin Bach spent an incredible 76 million for a 10-building estate on the shores of Lake Zürich. That’s right – ten buildings! Before Turner and Bach picked up the beautiful property, tennis legend Roger Federer considered buying the property. However, the iconic singer and her music executive husband won out and purchased the lakefront property, which Federer picked up a different home in another part of Zürich.
Why Switzerland, when Turner is from Nashville and Bach from Germany? “[We] feel very comfortable in Switzerland,” Bach explained in an interview with local newspaper Daily Handelszeitung. “Due to the pandemic and its consequences we — like many other Swiss — unfortunately, are refraining from travel.” According to the same interview, the couple plans on using the 250,000 square-foot compound as a “new weekend retreat in the immediate vicinity.” And it makes complete sense to use it as a weekend retreat, as the estate comes with lakefront access with a boat deck, as well as a private pond, stream, and swimming pool.
Until recently, Turner and Bach could not buy a home in Switzerland, as Swiss law does not allow non-residents to purchase homes in the country. While obtaining their citizenship last year, the two rented the famed Chateau Algonquin, in the town of Kuesnacht, just outside of Zürich.
Deal Of A Lifetime
So, why did Turner first leave the United States? Well, back on Larry King Live, she told the titular host that she left for her singing career. “I have left America because my success was in another country and my boyfriend was in another country,” Turner said, explaining that her then-recent single “Private Dancer” had done far better abroad than in the U.S. “Basically, Europe has been very supportive of my music.”
Turner and Bach decided to buy the Lake Zürich home just a month before the singer made the deal of a lifetime: she agreed to sell her entire music catalog to music company BMG for an incredible $50 million. “The protection of my life’s work, my musical inheritance, is something personal,” Turner wrote in a statement explaining the sale. “I am confident that with BMG and Warner Music my work is in professional and reliable hands.”
For those who don’t know, Turner retired from the music business almost 15 years ago. “I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I don’t dress up,” the 82-year-old icon explained. While many fans would certainly like to see Tina Turner return to the stage, it seems as though she’s genuinely enjoying her retirement!
Sources: The Daily Mail, MSN, The New York Post