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    Default What is left of Michael Cretu's (from Enigma) 18 million mansion - Ibiza Dec 2016


    Quite the crazy story...

    Tractor trailers worked without a license during six months in 1996 to shave the top of a hill in Santa Agnes, Ibiza. French musician, Michael Cretu, the soul of music group Enigma, obtained a construction permit one year after initiating the construction of a dream home that measures 3,150 square meters.

    Here it stands in all it's glory:



    Michael in his studio:



    Fourteen years and a pile of lawsuits after... other tractors are tearing down the house since a judge ordered this action. Cretu has valued his house at over 18 million Euros.

    Beginning of 2009... in they come:



    Ouch...




    Flattened



    If anyone wishes to follow the story in more detail, here is a forum where a guy was following the story as it happened: http://forum.ibiza-spotlight.com/thr...mansion.51249/


    Here is how it stands today. On Google you can see the size of it. The big patch where the big house was and to the bottom left there is a smaller house with pool still standing and top left the tennis courts






    The weather was poor today and the sun was setting so I am really not best pleased with the quality of the pictures but nonetheless, let me take you on a little tour...

    The main gate




    One of the first things you are greeted by is what was a top of the range black V8 Range Rover




    Rusty rear window


    Behind the Range Rover appears to be some sort of security cabin and in the back the first signs of luxury with the palm trees poking out from the top


    Egyptian art in the cabin


    2009 calendar


    Fridge


    Palm trees looking very sad


    Then off along the long forested drive way


    Once lit up


    The first proper building tucked to one side


    Just houses a big ass generator (I believe?)


    And some retro radio


    Chimneys on top


    Time to continue further up the drive


    Little storage building in the woods


    Then, greeted by the large walls that the mansion once proudly sat on top of


    At the top... the view once enjoyed from the balconies of the mansion


    Nothing but dirt and palm trees


    The view


    The famous San Antonio bay where most of the partying in Ibiza happens... This is the bit that gives the island it's dodgy reputation


    Looking right out to sea... what a blissful location this must have been to live


    More palm trees, standing wondering why they've been left abandoned


    What was the drive up to the house


    More palm trees... I hope you guys like palm trees...


    Back on the super long drive to see where it takes us


    More surrounding walls


    Climbing plants


    Still looks pretty good from this side




    TREE HOUSE!!


    With a vodka bottle in it




    Trampyline


    Something at the end of the driveway


    The house on the Google Earth image...


    Oh... still looks pretty well kept... Does someone live here?


    statue


    It doesn't look like anyone is living here but someone is keeping an eye on this place








    Camel statue... Naturally...


    The back garden


    Ok... The pool is still going and full of chlorine...






    Wow just look at these views






    After our little inspection, we were pretty certain no one is living here... But if they are... Sorry for roaming around your garden...

    Onto the tennis courts!

    The bar




    Looking out




    Basketball net


    Seating







    Sorry this one didn't work out for you Michael



    Thanks for looking, hope it was enjoyable.
    Jay
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    That's an interesting report. You are right about those amazing views.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    That's a bit different, lots of information to go with the images, Thanks
    Smiler
    😁

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    What a stunning mansion this once was! The location is simply amazing. What a huge shame about that beautiful Range Rover Classic just rusting away...it should just be restored again. :-)
    Explore, learn, have fun. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNHWV8 View Post
    What a stunning mansion this once was! The location is simply amazing. What a huge shame about that beautiful Range Rover Classic just rusting away...it should just be restored again. :-)
    I know right! She's a real beauty!
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    Always get planning permission!

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    Nice to see somebody with more money than sense actually getting their comeuppance, rather than getting away with greasing the palm of some corrupt official. The whole story of this place does not make very enlightening reading, but then Cretu was not the only monied individual to shove it in the faces of the local inhabitants.

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    Nice work, something a bit different, like this. Had the best 2 week holiday in san Antonio bay in 1995 ish! Lots of clubbing, lots of drinking...

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    Very different and very interesting. Enjoyed that one.

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    I went to a few parties here, it was a lovely place, but like Dirus said, he got what he deserved.

    Now no-one even remembers his name.

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