CLAUDIA Schiffer is understood to be selling her dream home in Majorca but is in no way cutting her ties with the island she loves.
The German super model, who is married to British film maker Matthew Vaughan, only last year completed the construction of a multi-million pound Majorcan-style mansion on the estate she owns in Camp de Mar.
The villa complex, the design and development of which she has been very involved in, now comprises three houses, her main mansion, a guest house and the original villa she built on the plot which is now her parents.
However, she suffered major privacy problems at the first villa. She does not appear to have solved the issue of prying photographers by building the mansion so she has put the property on the market for an estimated eight million euros, according to German magazine Bunte. However, with Schiffer having spoken to the world's media about her long relationship with Majorca and her love of the Balearics at the Berlin travel fair just the day before yesterday, the super model/actress is not turning her back on the island.
It appears that she is merely downsizing with her parents keeping the luxury villa.
Sources in Andratx said yesterday that the property has been on the market for a few months. It makes good business sense, the family has grown up and come and go at different times, it's a vast property, far too big for just a single family. Schiffer still tries to spend part of every summer at her Majorcan home, usually around her birthday in August, but work and family commitments mean she can not come as often as she used to. As a child growing up she and the family, she has a sister and brother, would spend at least every summer and Easter at their former villa in La Mola, Andratx.
Her father, a very keen golfer, and mother still spend a lot of time on the island, but the villa complex is far too large for the two of them.
This year Schiffer is expected to attend a special unveiling of the historic Cap d'Andritxol watch tower she spent £40'000 restoring near her home to help transform it into a major tourist attraction for hikers in the area.