The former home of the late Michael Jackson is for sale.
The ‘Thriller’ hitmaker – who died in 2009 aged 50 – rented the Las Vegas mansion for $50,000 a month in 2006, living there for around a year after returning to the US from stints at the Middle East and Ireland, and it’s now up for sale for $9.5 million.
Michael was reportedly a fan of the privacy offered by the estate, which had its one-acre lot surrounded by an 8- to 10-foot wall, estate agents The Agency told People magazine.
Current owners Dong Xue and his wife Jeanette Zhou bought the property for $3.1 million in 2010 and upgraded the 2,500-foot master suite with a balcony, bringing the total space to 17,000 square feet, a increase of 1,000 square feet.
The house still features a dining table and sofa that were part of the furnishings when Michael lived there, while the Roman-inspired interior also includes a theatre, ballroom and even a sleeping loft. orchestra, accessible by a spiral staircase.
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The property also features a two-way fireplace, office, wet bar, additional kitchen and custom chandeliers, while the grounds are home to a swimming pool, spa, tennis court, a sealed outdoor kitchen and a roof terrace with stunning views.
The listing comes just over a year after the King of Pop’s famous Neverland ranch in California was sold to billionaire Ron Burkle for $22 million in December 2020.
Michael had purchased the estate in 1987 for $19.5 million and during the 15 years he lived there added features such as a zoo, train, amusement park rides and movie theater. 50 seats.
After his 2005 trial on child molestation charges, he began to distance himself from the property, and when it was put up for sale as Sycamore Valley Ranch in 2015 for $100 million, features such as the ride had been deleted.
The price was dropped several times before Burkle finally purchased the mansion.
This article was originally published on famoustainment.com.