Prince’s legacy will be memorialized in the form of a tangible collection of all things The Purple One. According to The Huffington Post, the 1999 artist’s Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minn., will transform into a museum.
In a statement issued to ET, Prince’s famed partner in musical prowess, Sheila E., solidified the plans and said it’s what Prince wanted his $10 million home to be. “[He] was working on it being a museum,” she said. “He’s been gathering memorabilia and stuff from all the tours, like my drums and his motorcycle.”
Within the confines of Paisley Park, the 57-year-old global icon was able to host a recording studio, conduct tour rehearsals, and produce films, the home’s architect Bret Thorny said in an interview with CBS NewYork.
It’s been reported that Prince was strict about keeping his personal life out of the national spotlight, and his estate was a testament to separating the glitz and glamour from his private moments. But by turning his massive abode into a museum, fans will be able to get a glimpse of the life of one of music’s most revered and revolutionary artists.
“He was all about the fans, this would remember his music, which is his legacy,” Prince’s brother-in-law Maurice Phillips said in an interview with The Sun. “Prince was always private, but would have wanted his music remembered.”