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Wayne Newton's Las Vegas Ranch Lists for $70 Million

Residential News » Celebrity Property | By WPC Celebrity Team | September 10, 2013 10:05 AM ET



The estate iconic Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton wanted to turn into "Graceland West" is on the market for $70 million, lemurs and sloths not included.

The 36-acre Las Vegas ranch, known as Casa de Shenandoah, includes its own jumbo jet terminal allowing a private plane to taxi next to the home. For the avid car collector, the property's "car museum" has 16 garage spaces with automatic door openers. The main house has three bedroom, four full baths, formal living room with vaulted ceilings, and five fireplaces, according to the listing

For the high price tag of $70 million, the buyer will also enjoy seven additional homes on the property, 37 stables, an "equestrian pool," acres of corrals, a gaming room, green room and tennis court, Redfin reports. The home is also a zoo, which Mr. Las Vegas used to keep his Arabian horses and other animals. 

Mr. Newton and his family have lived at the ranch since the 1960s. In 2010, it was purchased by CSD LLC to repurpose the home into a Wayne Newton Museum. The Newton family retained a 20 percent in the new entity.

CSD invested more than $15 to 20 million in improvements. The LLC also acquired sloths, wallabies, penguins, lemurs and more than 100 bird for the museum, according to Redfin.

Since then, the LLC went bankrupt and the project never reached fruition. In 2012, CSD sued Mr. Newton alleging he was blocking development of the project. The group reportedly paid Mr. Newton $19.5 million for the rights to property.

The animals will not be included in the sale since they were sold to the Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center and the Sloth Captive Husbandry Research Center. 

Also known as the "Midnight Idol" and "Mr. Entertainment," Mr. Newton is one of the best-known entertainers in Las Vegas, famous for such songs as "Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast" and "Danke Schoen," which was used in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." He currently performs on a touring basis. 

It seems Mr. Newton is not the only Vegas celebrity looking for big bucks for their property. Fellow Las Vegas performer Celine Dion recently listed her mansion in Jupiter Island, Fla. for $72.5 million, since she will spend more time on the Vegas Strip.  

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