There are Las Vegas luxury homes and then there’s David Copperfield’s new 31,000 square foot Summerlin mansion. The custom built property is, quite literally, one of the nicest homes ever purchased in the Vegas valley.
To say it is “unique” is an understatement. Here are 7 of the craziest things about the famous illusionist’s new house…
1. He made it “appear” on the market
The home wasn’t even for sale when Copperfield and his fiancée Chloe Gosselin discovered it. They’d been searching for a new Vegas home for over a year and, after seeing this estate, decided to make an offer the owner couldn’t refuse.
2. It’s the most expensive home ever purchased in Las Vegas
In order to get his hands on this not-for-sale home, Copperfield had to shell out over 17 and a half million dollars ($17.55M to be precise) — the most for any Vegas luxury property ever. For the same amount of money, he could’ve bought 76 “normal” Las Vegas homes at the current median price.
3. The door is HUGE
The front door of this home is 18 feet tall and weighs over 2000 pounds. Local construction experts tell us it’s possibly the biggest, heaviest door in Vegas, and could easily keep out one of Siegfried & Roy’s white tigers (you know, in case a Vegas illusionist war ever breaks out).
4. It features a large zen garden… inside the house
Japanese zen gardens are designed to “imitate the intimate essence of nature… and to serve as an aid to meditation about the true meaning of life.” That’s great unless you live in a desert city where the temperature often reaches over 110 degrees Fahrenheit. By purchasing a home with an indoor zen garden, Copperfield can search for the meaning of life without passing out from heatstroke or suffering 2nd degree sunburns.
5. There’s a “golf simulation room”
This home is right next to one of the best golf courses in the Las Vegas valley, but Vegas illusionists work odd hours. This golf simulation room (imagine a giant virtual reality golf video game) allows Copperfield to work on his short game even at 3 in the morning.
6. There’s a full-service resort-style spa on the premises.
Being one of the world’s top illusionists is surely very stressful. Luckily, almost any amount of stress can be quickly removed by spending time in your own dry sauna, eucalyptus steam room, whirlpool, and/or massage room.
7. It has its own nightclub.
In a city with some of the biggest, nicest, highest-grossing clubs in the world this seems like a bit of a strange amenity on the surface. But Copperfield has been known to spend insane amounts of money on bottle service on the Strip, so this feature alone will probably pay for the entire house within a year or two! 🙂
This 1.58-acre luxury property sits on a street called Enclave Court, but its unofficial nickname is “Billionaire’s Row” because some of the richest people in Vegas live on it.
UFC owners and local casino moguls Lorenzo Fertitta and Frank Fertitta live on the same street.
You have to pass through a total of 3 gates to get into the home, including one that is guarded by armed security 24/7.
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