Las Vegas Palace Formerly Occupied by Michael Jackson Lists for $25M
Posted on: October 25, 2023, 07:06h.
Last updated on: October 25, 2023, 02:27h.
A massive compound believed to be the largest and most luxurious single-family parcel ever built in Las Vegas has been listed for $25 million.
The 110,320-square-foot palace, built on 16 acres, was built by Jefri Bolkiah, the Prince of Brunei. It briefly housed the late Michael Jackson — a friend of Bolkiah’s brother, the Sultan of Brunei — at the height of the self-proclaimed king of pop’s child molestation scandal in 2007.
The palace, located at 99 Spanish Gate Drive in Spanish Trail, the affluent community that has also housed the late Siegfried Fischbacher, former Palms Casino Resort owner George Maloof, and late “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” host Robin Leach.
It has 10 interconnecting buildings with 92 rooms, all adorned with marble, precious wood, gold leaf, and ornate tile.
They include a 37,466 square-foot main house with nine bedrooms and nine baths, a 47,367 square-foot gym and pool house with indoor badminton and squash courts, a hotel-sized spa and gym, a bowling alley, a nightclub, and three swimming pools — one indoor, of course. The garage holds 16 cars, with outdoor parking for 30 more.
The listing photos also show the property’s massive rooms devoid of furniture and light fixtures, walls and flooring that need finishing, and a kitchen with no appliances. And there’s a reason…
Property construction began in 1996 and stopped in 1999 when it was about 90% complete. That was reportedly due to a scandal that damaged plans to make this a party palace for the royal brothers.
In 1997, Shannon Marketic, a former Miss USA, accused Prince Jefri and the Sultan, among others, of flying her and other women to Brunei under false pretenses to be part of a harem. The case was taken up in a US court but was later dropped because Jefri had diplomatic immunity.
Though it’s been empty for decades, the mansion’s lawns still need watering, and local water district records show the palace has guzzled more water than any other residential property in Las Vegas for several years running — 13,109 gallons in 2022 alone.
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