Las Vegas has been an A-lister from the start. The cast of characters in which have called Las Vegas home have come from all walks of life. Most arrived either in search of the American Dream or came to Las Vegas to fulfill it. When they decided to stay in Sin City and build their lives here, their Vegas valley homes became as famous as the legacies in which they left here.
FRANK “LEFTY” ROSENTHAL
Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal of “Casino” fame made his home in a 3,266-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bathroom home along the lush Las Vegas Country Club. Built in 1970, many of the home’s original features have been preserved like the bulletproof doors and bulletproof glass. Even Frank’s liquor cabinets still remain in the home.
The 8,000 square foot mansion made famous by by the son of Benny Binion. Ted breathed his final breath while still in the home under still questionable circumstances in 1998 and the home sat on the market for 10 years fore it was sold for $845,000.
It’s location is prime by celebrity standards as it sits in the Las Vegas’s historic district.
Heartland Mansion, made famous by its visitors, is near the Binion mansion, in the prestigious and historical John S. Park neighborhood southeast of the intersection of Charleston Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.
This spacious home is 31,000 square feet with eight bedrooms, nine full baths, and four two-piece bathrooms.
The mansion has played host to some of Hollywood’s most glamorous leading ladies like Ginger Rogers and Jackie Collins and is reminiscent of the grand homes of New Orleans and the “Gone with the Wind” staircase is all of the dramatics you’d expect in a home of this size and nature.
CASA DE SHENANDOAH
It was home to Mr. Las Vegas. Near the south side of the airport at Pecos and Sunset, it is a reflection of Las Vegas’s recent history. As of September, it is now a 52-acre museum and holds Wayne Newton’s car collection, a parked private jet, and his personal memorabilia collection from his esteemed peers like Frank Sinatra and yes, the king himself, Elvis.
It is eclectic yet glamorous with amenities that the five-star hotels on the Strip would be envious. Gold accents, fountains, sparkling pools, and lush grounds are a feast for the eyes.
Wayne Newton isn’t the only song and dance in town. The Liberace mansion is just south of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and sadly went into bankruptcy a few years ago. It was purchased by U.K. Businessman Martyn Ravenhill for a mere $500,000.
The property was in severe disarray when Ravenhill purchased it and he has since invested a significant amount of money to bring it back to the incredible palace it once was and fortunately for Las Vegas, the nearly 15,000 square foot mansion may be open to the public some time in the future.