These Las Vegas houses are as eccentric as our city!
When people think of Vegas, they mainly picture The Strip. Though it is iconic, Vegas has so much beyond those bright lights. There are so many peculiar homes in our city, with unique and, at times, macabre history. Check out these unique Las Vegas homes and be prepared to have your mind blown.
1. Casa de Shenandoah
If you were to take all the glitz, glamour, and eccentricity that makes Vegas unique, you would get Casa de Shenandoah! This estate belonged to Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton. This titan of entertainment made sure his estate lived up to his legacy. The 52-acre property features an extensive classic car collection and a private jet! It has spectacular amenities you can expect in a mansion such as this, plus some more out-there features. You’ll find monkeys, tropical birds, horses, and penguins! The horses even have their own swimming pool just for them! Mr. Vegas no longer lives in the estate, and luckily for us, it is now a museum, and it is open for tours!
Location: 3310 Sunset Rd.
2. The Underground House
This Vegas home may be one most unique homes in the world. However, you would probably drive past it without a second thought. That is because this seemingly mundane two-story house has so much more beneath the surface. Just 26 feet below this average 80s house is a fantastic treasure trapped in time. Back in the late 70s, businessman Girard B. Henderson built this bunker near Flamingo Rd to protect himself from nuclear attacks. As you descend down the elevator hidden in a faux bolder and walk into the Underground House, you will find a luxurious cold-war era style 15,000 square feet time capsule. The house even has artificial trees, rocks, and a painted sky, just in case you’re claustrophobic!
Location: 3970 Spencer St.
3. The Simpsons House
“The Simpsons” are an iconic t.v family who has dominated pop culture since the ’80s. Many generations have grown up with Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie and feel like a part of the family. Perhaps The Simpson’s peak in popularity was in 1997 when a promotional campaign with Pepsi and Fox offered a real-life Simpsons house. The 2,200 square-foot, four-bedroom home replicated all of the t.v magic of the fictitious home! The house was built in Henderson and even had Bart’s tree house! The winner chose the cash prize instead of the spectacular home. The home was later put on the market and sold a few years later. Now the home is just a regular suburban home without The Simpsons magic.
Location: 712 Red Bark Ln.
4. Redd Foxx’s Home
Comedy legend Redd Foxx, most known for his role as Fred Sanford, lived in this house while filming Sanford & Sons. He was also working clubs in Vegas at the time. Hi was an iconic Vegas resident who many believed refused to leave our city even after his death. His spirit is said to walk the halls of his home, and many fans pay tribute to him by stopping by the star’s house.
Location: 5480 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89119
5. Pirates Cove
This home is a real-life Treasure Island! The Boulder City home was first intended as a quiet weekend getaway for the Tillotson family. Over the years, the house was transformed into the Caribbean-inspired wonderland it is today! It has a massive swimming pool with its own giant pirate ship. It also has rope swings, water slides, a water canal running through the kitchen, and even a torchlit cave to explore! The home is available for getaways or staycations. You’ll just need to round up enough friends to fill the 21 bedrooms and walk the plank!
Location: 6337 Aloha Sue St, Boulder City
6. La Palazza Mansion
This house is also known as “The Devil’s Mansion,” has a long and sorted history. It was built back in 1959 and has undergone many renovations throughout the years. The house has a beautiful Spanish hacienda architecture style and looks like anyone’s dream home. However, it was a living nightmare for its last owner, who decided to take the crew of the Travel Channel show Ghost Adventures inside. According to them, they encountered one of the evilest spirits in the show’s history. La Palazza had been previously owned by Tony “The Ant” Spilotro, a colorful mobster. There were rumors of horrific murders taking place within the beautiful home. The house has a new owner after being purchased in 2019. The owners seem more private, and we wish them all the best in their beautiful home.
Location: 1700 Bannie Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
7. Lefty Rosenthal’s House
This gorgeous home is a real-life Barbie dream house! The home is in Las Vegas Country Club, which was the city’s first guard-gated community. The two-storied house has everything you could dream of, like a dreamy pool, lush landscaping-oh and did we forget to mention the gun safes and bulletproof doors and windows? The home may look idyllic, but its former owner Lefty Rosenthal was known for his mob connections, so those amenities make sense. Other features include hidden gun compartments and soundproof rooms. If these walls could talk!
Location: 972 Vegas Valley Dr.