Jungle Palace, the Las Vegas compound where iconic Sin City entertainers Siegfried and Roy lived for decades before moving to a 100-acre estate on the outskirts of town, has hit the market for the first time since the notoriously outré entertainers’ deaths, Roy in 2020 and Siegfried in 2021. The price tag for this one-of-a-kind piece of Las Vegas history? $3 million. Aaron Taylor of eXP Realty has the listing.
Located across from the Las Vegas Golf Club, the legendary magicians and animal entertainers bought the home in 1982. With many national television appearances shot at Jungle Palace over the years, the wacky property turned into a tourist attraction with fans frequently taking pictures in front of the gold-plated gates that still bear their initials.
Though they did not use Jungle Palace as their primary residence after about 2003, Siegfried and Roy maintained ownership of the multi-residence compound until their deaths and the compound served as an office complex for their executive team. Comprised of four parcels that total about two acres, the walled property comprises four separate residences, a casita, a cabana, and three swimming pools. And that’s just the housing for the humans!
Faded and a bit frayed around the edges but still every bit as flamboyant as its former residents, the two-story main home measures 8,750 square feet with two OTT bedroom suites, each with a decadent bathroom. Two powder rooms are available for guests. Amid the glitzy cacophony of custom stained-glass windows, hexagonal saltillo floor tiles, and elaborately tented and mural emblazoned ceilings, the rambling residence boasts several lounges and living rooms, a large if outdated kitchen, and a couple of libraries. There’s a giant tanning bed in a small den — both men famously sported deeply bronzed skin — and in a corner of the dining room there’s a jetted tub. That’s right, there’s a spa tub in the dining room. There were tigers milling about in the backyard so, why not a jacuzzi in the dining room?
Jungle Palace’s three additional residences include one three-bedroom home of almost 2,000 square feet and two two-bedroom houses, each with two bedrooms and a swimming pool. The by-every-standard unconventional property is fully enclosed with six electric gates and showcases numerous water features, expansive terraces, and meandering paths that connect the various structures to the numerous aviaries and animal enclosures.
(Update: Mar. 10) The home is already under contract and set to close around March 20th. The buyers are Brett and George Carden, the owners of Missouri-based Carden Circus International. They plan to preserve the home as a shrine to Siegfried and Roy and turn it into a tourist attraction.
After Roy was attacked by a lion and suffered a stroke in 2003, the always theatrical duo moved to a 100-acre compound in northwest Las Vegas known as Little Bavaria. The vast estate, where a menagerie of exotic animals roamed the grounds, had two connected mansions and an aquatic park. The entire kit-and-kaboodle was sold in 2021 and is slated to become a 300-plus unit apartment complex.