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5 Famous Las Vegas Homes Throughout History

You're not going to believe these five iconic homes in Sin City.

Who said going to Las Vegas was just about casinos and entertainment? You’ll be spoiled for choice in this desert oasis that has far more to offer — like grand retail hubs, exciting indoor and outdoor activities, stunning sights, world-class amenities, Michelin-star dining options, and luxury neighborhoods.

Grand may be an understatement to describe Las Vegas for how glamorous the city is. Not to mention how everything is rich in personality and character, including the properties, which all contribute to the charm of the town. 

Take a look at these five famous homes in Sin City unlike any other. You can’t get more luxurious and, sometimes, outrageous.

5 Famous Las Vegas Homes You Can’t Miss

1. Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal’s Home

Known to many as Lefty, Frank Rosenthal was an infamous mobster from Chicago and was the inspiration for Robert De Niro's character Sam "Ace" Rothstein in the 1995 movie Casino.

The 3,266-square-foot police-proof home was built back in the 70s. Rosenthal's stylish two-story home at 972 Vegas Valley Drive features a grand courtyard entryway, a swimming pool, and expansive windows with a stunning view of the golf course. Fit for a real boss, the mansion was built with soundproof walls, bulletproof doors and windows, steel fixtures, and gun safes. 

It seems like Lefty was ready for action, since this is where he resided while running his empire of casinos. The uniqueness of the whole property lives up to the colorful lifestyle of its previous owner.

Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal's house
Credit: The Las Vegas Review-Journal

2. The Simpsons House

Are you a fan of the iconic cartoon The Simpsons? Then you'll recognize this house because of the uncanny resemblance, from its exterior and even the interiors. The designers intentionally built the property to replicate the original Springfield residence located at 742 Evergreen Terrace. It's pretty amazing how even the tiniest details were considered and included to make it look closer to the real thing.

The 2,200-square-foot home is decked with over a thousand Simpsons-themed items, including Maggie's bottles, Duff beer cans, and even the iconic treehouse of Bart as unique memorabilia. It was intended for a contest giveaway for one lucky fan. However, the winner rejected it and chose cash instead.

It would have been nice to have a taste of the Simpsons' daily life by living this fantasy. However, the property was also pretty controversial as the neighborhood's homeowner's association was against the cartoon-themed house, given it broke their aesthetic requirements. The current landowner also had to put up with random visits from curious fans.

3. The Hartland Mansion

 Another famed property is the prestigious Hartland Mansion, which was recently renamed Mansion 54 when the house was converted to an events hall in 2018. Rich in history, it was built way back in the 1940s at the historic 6th district, intended as two separate homes. The property was then renovated as a Victorian mansion in the 1970s with an approximate expanse of 13,000 square feet, housing eight bedrooms and nine full baths — one of the largest private homes built in the city. It took almost seven years to complete because of the personal matters of the previous owners.

Seeing this property will transport you back to old New Orleans with its classic Victorian touches. It has an impressive entrance hall decked with a 35-foot domed ceiling, a grand staircase, a lavish party room that can accommodate 400 guests, a floor-to-ceiling music room, an Elvis room, and expansive indoor and outdoor swimming pools. As an events venue, it’s now the perfect spacious canvas for corporate and private functions. 

4. Casa de Shenandoah

Another home known for its unique character is the former residence of Wayne Newton, a famous American singer and actor: Casa de Shenandoah. The estate features one main mansion, which features seven bathrooms and seven bedrooms. It also has eight separate homes, a car museum, 53 horse stalls, an equestrian center, and its own heliport.

Newton built and stayed in the mansion for over a decade before unfortunately facing bankruptcy, which forced him to sell it in 2010. The owners decided to help Newton by converting the property into a museum showcasing shops and memorabilia to help Newton with his financial dilemmas. 

Now, a new office-industrial site is set to be built in this property replacing the original mansion. 

5. David Copperfield’s Home 

One of the best-known stage illusionists, David Copperfield purchased a mega-mansion in Las Vegas that you have to see to believe. With an expanse of 31,000 square feet nestled on 1.58 acres of land, Copperfield's home is one of the biggest residences in Las Vegas.

This $17.55 million contemporary mansion located in Summerlin also broke records as the highest-priced property ever paid for in Las Vegas. Staying in this residence will make you feel like you are in a world-class resort. The main residence boasts an expanse of 18,600 square feet, its own commercial elevators, a wine cellar, movie theater, a full-service spa, nightclub, three arcade exhibit rooms, a golf simulator, an infinity pool, and an interior zen garden. What more could you ask for? This massive home is truly a trophy property in its own right. 

Las Vegas is a city filled with a unique blend of history, class, and character. And these properties go to show how you’ll never feel bored in such an interesting town. 

Want to buy your own luxury retreat in Sin City? We can help. Contact the Brendan King Group today if you need assistance buying or selling your home.