Our story starts when the 2013 foreclosure of the residence made headlines. Longtime Liberace fan and English businessman Martyn Ravenhill learned of the foreclosure through an unlikely source: YouTube. “I saw that it was for sale and that it was in really bad shape,” Ravenhill said. “I called and was told that it already had an offer and was not for sale. I asked “Who bid on it — a person or a company? Is it officially sold?” He soon discovered the sale fell through, quickly jumped on a plane to Las Vegas, toured the home, placed an offer and, as they say, the rest is history.To visit The Liberace Mansion and get the most from your holiday in Las Vegas, create itinerary details personal to you using our Las Vegas vacation website.
“I did not realize the magnitude of the place until I saw it. It is almost 15,000 square feet.”
Bringing Back the Glamour of a Community Asset
The purchase was only the first step in what turned out to be a monumental project to truly honor Liberace as an entertainment icon, preserve his vision and restore his residence to its original grandeur.
“When you take a look at Liberace, he was a very different type of entertainer, and there is no one to compare. He had a personal touch, spark, glitz and glamour like no one else,” Ravenhill said.
And so in 2013 the restoration began with initial construction launched to quickly save the home from total collapse, and since that time a steady stream of projects have been done to restore it structurally and refurnish its interior.
However, the home is just one element of a bigger mission, to preserve Liberace’s legacy, to share his story, and continue the vision he had as extraordinary entertainer.
The Liberace Mansion reviews
This is so incongruous, right from the neighborhood to the entire property. You just have to take the time and go by and see this once. You'll be surprised as we were... more »
Wasn't fortunate to have been inside but took some nice photos outside of the gates... Can't believe it's in such an ordinary neighborhood.. more »
I didn't take enough photos of the place but Liberace had style. The owner of the home is doing his best to restore the property to its former glory. Some of the history is very cool, like the staircase imported from France. Or the Morrocan room and the tiles. They've done well. And the master bedroom was stunning, I've included the photos of the master bath. All in all, super cool experience. My only concern was the neighborhood. It looks dodgy when you are pulling in.
My husband is only forty-five, but the Liberace story enthrals him. We made two separate trips to the "mansion" (to me, it looked like a suburban ranch house) to take pictures. The owner (who apparently has put millions of dollars into the estate) is doing an amazing job restoring this jewel. Our disappointment is that the gate was locked so that we could not read the plaques, never mind see the inside of the house. Next time we will try to book an appointment to see the interior. And if the owner reads this, my husband and I would be happy to volunteer our services gardening, dusting, what have you, to make the Mansion great again.
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