Michael Jackson’s Neverland up for sale

Michael Jackson's Neverland is up for sale for $100m according to Wall Street Journal

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Neverland, once home to Michael Jackson, was bought for $19.5 million in 1987 by the musician and is now for up for sale for $100 million.

The property has undergone development and been changed from a private amusement park into grand estate.

The reconstructed estate looks very different now. Most signs of the influence of former owner Michael Jackson such as the property’s zoo, amusement park and Neverland’s own fire station have been removed.

However a floral clock, a railway and his legendary music studio are still there. 

The property was called Neverland by Michael Jackson, which was named after an island in the story Peter Pan where children never grow up. The property is now called Sycamore Valley Ranch.

The estate agents have underlined that this is not a chance for fans to see their idol's home and they are not going to be giving tours. They will require “extensive prequalification” for potential buyers to visit.

Neverland was the place where Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky in 1991, and also where Oprah Winfrey famously interviewed Jackson live in front of 90 million viewers in 1993. 

Sadly it was also where Jackson was accused of molesting young boys.

Jackson moved out of Neverland after his 2005 acquittal on charges that he molested children at the property. 

In 2013 Jackson’s daughter talked about her heartbreaking visit to Neverland two years earlier to find it in ruins. 

The 2,800 acre (1,100 hectare) site, at 5225 Figueroa Mountain Road, is now being sold jointly by Sotheby's and Hilton & Hyland.