With apologies to Liberace’s former 15,000-square-foot home near UNLV, available for a mere $529,000 (cash), there’s only one piece of Vegas property that includes a suitable penguin habitat: 6629 S. Pecos Road, formerly Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah. The property was valued in bankruptcy papers at $50.8 million—though the owners picked up the property in 2010 for $19.5 million. Which is a steal for a property that nets you 40 acres with a 7,000-square-foot mansion, six guest homes, an airplane hangar, a classic-car garage (vintage cars not included), swan ponds, and stables for more than 50 horses that include arenas, trainers quarters and separate wash bays. It’s currently in the hands of CSD, LLC, which could put the property up or move forward with the long-awaited plan to turn the Casa into a Graceland West for Mr. Las Vegas, who will be able to visit after hoofing it over from his new $3 million mansion just a couple of miles away.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.