Want a Pied-à-terre in Vegas? Liberace's House for Sale
By Neal Broverman
Thanks to Vegas's free-falling real estate market — which is now beginning to right itself — Liberace's former Sin City abode is on the market and more affordable than ever.
The flamboyant pianist bought the two-story, two-bedroom, 14,939-square-foot house in 1974, 12 years after it was built. At the height of Vegas's real estate boom a few years back, the house was selling for more than $3.5 million, though it's now available for $529,900. Of course, there's a hitch: you need that amount in cash as the house is currently bank-owned after being foreclosed on in 2010.
Here's how the Las Vegas Sun describes the house: "It features several chandeliers and a room with tile piano keys decorating the floor. A beveled mirror bar is etched with Liberace's signature and an image of a piano. The mansion also includes a bedroom ceiling adorned with a $1.6 million reproduction of Michelangelo’s painting at the Sistine Chapel. Liberace claimed his version was made by a descendant of the famed painter, according to AOL News."