Inside Michael Douglas’ $3.5 million Mallorca mansion he was forced to share with ex-wife Diandra Luker
Michael Douglas and his ex-wife Diandra Luker made headlines with one of the largest divorce settlements in Hollywood history — worth $45 million. Following court proceedings in 2000, Diandra also acquired ownership of Santa Barbara, California.
The former couple may have split — Michael tied the knot with actress Catherine Zeta-Jones later that year — but the actor and his ex-wife maintained joint ownership of their $3.5 million Mallorca mansion, which proved a challenge.
Michael and Deandra had initially purchased their Spanish holiday home, Villa S’Estaca, in 1990. With 10 bedrooms and 11,000 square feet, it is located on the outskirts of the village of Valldemossa and can accommodate up to 20 people in five apartments. A loft and two beautiful cottages.
At one point, the actor and his ex-wife tried to sell the house and put it on the market in 2014, but failed to get a viable offer. Speaking to Mallorca newspaper Ultima Hora in 2021, Michael later admitted: “It was very uncomfortable sharing the property with my ex-wife Diandra.
“Six months for each of us has never been more pleasant for anyone. Katherine is very happy here, especially now that we’re not sharing with Diandra. She feels more comfortable,” he added.
Eventually, Michael decided to buy out Diandra’s share in Villa S’Estaca. While the A-lister continues to use the holiday home for family holidays, in 2019, he and Catherine put their house up for sale, before having a change of heart.
It was initially listed at $32.7 million by luxury real estate firm, Engel & Völkers, meaning the value of the property increased 10 times, after Michael and Deandra’s initial purchase in 1990.
When Michael was thinking about selling, Michael gifted his fans with a promotional video for Villa S’Estaca, revealing how beautiful the property really is. “When I first saw Villa Sestaka in 1990, I also fell under its spell and bought the property,” the star explained.
“Many of my friends have stayed at S’Estaca, and we have enjoyed wonderful times here together. S’Estaca has its own olive groves and vineyards, and of course there is a good cellar for storing award-winning wines.
He continued: “Over the past thirty years, I have put my own mark on the place, modernizing and redesigning the old buildings built by Archduke (Ludwig Salvatore).” “The property now contains seven separate buildings containing five apartments, with 10 separate bedrooms.”
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Adding that there are more than 200 acres of land stretching from the mountains to the beach, Michael may have said he was ready to hand S’Estaca over to someone else in 2019, but after changing his mind, it’s clear the property holds a special place in his heart.
While Catherine and Michael are said to spend most of their summers with their children, Dylan and Carys Douglas, in Majorca, it is very rare for the family to post photos of S’Estaca. However, fans were treated to a sneak peek of him after Catherine snapped a glowing selfie on the panoramic balcony. The question is when can we visit?