Even to those who worked with him, Prince was an enigma that revealed little about his personal life. To the public, he was even more of a mystery. With the famed Paisley Park sanctuary in Chanhassen, Minnesota now open to public tours, his adoring fans can finally get a broader view of the genius known as Prince.
Tyka Nelson, Prince’s sister, said "Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on."
The 65,000-square-foot compound outside Minneapolis, located at 7801 Audubon Road in suburban Chanhassen, Minnesota. Photography: BOTO Design Architects
As seen from above, the main building resembles the modern big box retail design more than anything. Thought to be unique in the world, it's entrance features a large glass pyramid on the roof that glowed purple whenever Prince was inside.
Among the palatial living areas and his recording studio, Paisley Park contained two live music venues used as rehearsal spaces.
The state-of-the-art recording studio, where Prince produced an untold number of tracks that have yet to be discovered.
Photography: BOTO Design Architects
"The new Paisley Park museum will offer fans a unique experience, an exhibition like no other, as Prince would have wanted it," according to the official statement by Prince's siblings. "Most important, the museum will display Prince's genius, honor his legacy, and carry forward his strong sense of family and community."
The Museum opens for tours on October 3, 2016.