For Sale: Unique Las Vegas Palace Rented by Michael Jackson

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ZillowMichael Jackson's portrait hangs above a fireplace in the estate he rented from 2007 to 2009 in Las Vegas.
By Emily Heffter

A unique and ornate palace for sale in Las Vegas was home to Michael Jackson in the strange and isolated years before his death. In fact, the King of Pop was the last tenant in the 24,000-square-foot estate, and his portrait still hangs above the fireplace.

Jackson eschewed the main house and lived in the guest villa while he was rehearsing for his Las Vegas show, The One, from 2007 to 2009, according to listing agent Eddy Martinez of Miami Beach-based Worldwide Properties. To avoid the paparazzi, Jackson traveled through a tunnel under the main house and got directly into a car parked at the end of it, Martinez said.

The Hacienda Palomino has only had two owners since theater developer Horst Schmidt built it in 1952. The home at 2710 Palomino Lane is "enchanting," said Martinez, and the property's unique features -- including a musical note insignia used as an architectural feature -- intrigued the late superstar.

The home was built first in Mexico, then transported brick-by-brick and reassembled as a 1.7-acre estate with free-ranging horses, a 74-seat medieval chapel and a secret art vault.


As Curbed reported, Jackson moved into the estate when he returned to the U.S. after living in Bahrain in a desperate effort to escape public scrutiny. Jackson rented other properties in Las Vegas during the same time period, and even considered buying there, according to reports after his death.

The owner of the estate, who is offering it for $19.5 million, is a diplomat from El Salvador who has used the home only occasionally since Jackson moved out in 2009.

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vaygollybum1

It almost seems to be a village. It's beautiful....but I can't see anyone actually living there and being relaxed and comfortable. Seems more like a large elegant hotel. Nice place to visit, but wouldn't want to live there.

August 07 2014 at 11:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cjtoy7

why dont you sorry bastards leave the man rest in peace

August 07 2014 at 9:03 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
briseno32

MJ was the greatest Talent of our generation. With that said he was also still was a Sick person. It is unbelievable how some of you can defend this Child Molester. MJ is no Hero or role model. He should of been locked up for life.
This sick Bastard can no longer hurt another child

August 07 2014 at 6:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ectullis

Comes complete with little boys

August 07 2014 at 6:43 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
lefthandtape

one sick individual

August 07 2014 at 6:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mosherifasialink

vanity upon vanity, the best property one can acquire is JESUS

August 07 2014 at 6:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill Palazzo

Maybe Obama will buy it and turn it into a Mosque for all his 'Friends'. Or; he can house illegals in it.

August 07 2014 at 5:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
AMERICASMUSEUM

Seems Dracula's castle.

August 07 2014 at 5:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
joycec216

MJ did NOT live in the Palomino house from 2007-2009. In 2007 he rented the Monte Cristo house and rented the Palomino house (in Vegas) for only a couple of months in 2008. During the end of 2008 and all of 2009, until his death, he lived in the Carolwood house in Los Angeles. Read MJ's bodyguards book titled "Remember the Time" regarding the Palomino house and Monte Cristo rentals in Las Vegas. The bodyguards know the truth because they lived on the property of those rentals at the same time MJ did.

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AMERICASMUSEUM

Thank you for being so nice to teach all of us.
They want to sell the Palomino to some idiot who ignores the history.

August 07 2014 at 5:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wongtpa

How dysfunctional this man was. Great talent flawed by a sick personality! RIP !

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