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2. It Was Built During the Filming of Purple Rain

Purple Rain, which features the incredibly famous Prince song of the same name, was filmed in 1983.  It was this same year that saw the construction of Paisley Park, a recording studio and home hybrid that shared a name with both a Prince song and the name of his recording label.

Designed by an unknown young architect, the compound was a unique blend of personal home and luxurious artist space complete with a recording studio and massive sound stage and rehearsal area.  The home was designed to accommodate Prince’s inexhaustible work ethic.